Dr. Mark A. Jacobson

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology




  • B.S. Corban University
  • M.Div. Northwest Baptist Seminary
  • Th.M. Northwest Baptist Seminary
  • D.Min. Northwest Graduate School of Ministry


Dr. Jacobson has been teaching Bible and theology at the graduate level for 20 years. He was with Northwest Baptist Seminary when it merged with Corban University in 2009. Prior to teaching at NBS, he planted a church in the Olympia, Washington, area and pastored it for 21 years. While he was pastoring, he also taught Bible and theology at the Washington Baptist Teachers College in Tacoma, Washington. He has also taught overseas at the Bangladesh Theological Seminary, an extension seminary of Northwest Baptist Seminary.

Since the merger with Corban, Dr. Jacobson divides his teaching time between undergraduate courses on Corban’s campus and online courses in the graduate ministry program.


“Desperately Needed: Pastors Who Know Bible and Theology.” Church Executive (June 2015).

“We Are Created for Community Whether We Like it or Not.” FaithLife (August 2015).

“Creation , Fall and Authorial Intent in 1 Timothy 2:13, 14.” Priscilla Papers (2018).


Mark has been married to Catherine since 1971 and has two daughters, Brenda and Mary, and three grandchildren. When not preparing for new courses or revising old ones, Mark will be riding his bike somewhere around the Salem area, taking photographs, or digging around in his yard.

Why Corban

“Working with pastors and church leaders in a seminary setting has been a joy and a privilege. When the merger with Corban took place, I welcomed the chance to continue this ministry and have it extended to the undergraduate level. The seriousness of the students and their desire to serve the Lord are impressive!”