Staff & Faculty BIO

Dr. Mark Jonah

Music & Worship Arts Program Director & Digital Media Program Director
mark.jonah@prairie.edu
403.443.5511 ext 432

Education

  • Bachelor of Religious Education (Christian Education and Music) – Briercrest Bible College
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours Music) – University of Waterloo
  • Master of Theological Studies – Tyndale Seminary
  • Doctor of Worship Studies – Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies


Background

Dr. Mark Jonah started his career in church ministry in Moncton, New Brunswick, working in the
area of Music and Christian Education with the long term goal of teaching post-secondary
education. He continued learning and gaining experience by serving in church ministry across
Canada: Stanley Park Baptist Church in Kitchener, Ontario, Grant Memorial Baptist Church in
Winnipeg, Manitoba and Beulah Alliance in Edmonton, Alberta. This long path of service gave
him deep experience in leading different congregations in worship through music, and a unique
perspective of how church music changes over time and generations.

He began his postsecondary teaching at LeTourneau University in Texas, as Associate
Professor of Worship Arts. He then came to Prairie College, where he is now the Director of
Music and Worship Arts. Mark values the local church as the community established by God to
be the place where His people grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ through Music & Worship.
His knowledge and expertise has given him the passion to train future Worship Leaders from a
pastoral posture and mindset. He loves working with students and is committed to journeying
with them to explore and understand the worship ministry through music, history, technology,
service planning, theology, spiritual formation, pastoral implications and discipleship to grow the
kingdom of God.