Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and president of 9Marks in Washington, DC. He is the author of many books most notably Nine Marks of a Healthy Church and most recently Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus. Mark received his PhD in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He holds a ThM from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a MDiv, summa cum laude, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Duke University. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. They have two adult children.