Summer Seminars

Join us for a Summer Seminar!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Mark Minnick on July 17, 2024, as he presents a seminar on Puritan Preaching.

The Speaker:

After completing an M.A. in Bible from Bob Jones University, Dr. Minnick was burdened to continue his education. While continuing to pastor a small church in North Carolina, he began pursuing a doctoral degree. During this time, he accepted a call from Mount Calvary Baptist Church (Greenville, SC) to serve as a part-time associate pastor along with then-Pastor Jesse Boyd, a man with 40 years of pastoral ministry experience whose influence on Mark had already been formative. Soon he began teaching full-time at BJU, eventually teaching both Bible and Homiletics on the undergraduate and graduate levels. After three additional years, he completed a Ph.D. in New Testament Interpretation with a dissertation on “The Matthean Genealogy and Birth Account of Jesus Christ.”

For the next five years, he taught full-time and faithfully assisted Pastor Boyd. In May 1989, Pastor Boyd handed over to Mark the reins of the ministry of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. At this point, he greatly reduced his University teaching role and became the first full-time pastor in the church’s 27-year history.

Since that time, God has expanded Mark’s ministry and provided even broader opportunities of service for him. He and his wife, Linda, have raised three daughters, all of whom are now married.


The seminar will be held in the Chapel of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Session 1: The Structure of Puritan Preaching

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Session 2: The Greatest Strength of Puritan Preaching

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Q & A 

Our DBTS Summer Series is designed to address issues that confront our churches today and equip you with the resources you need to serve the Body of Christ. You can access our previous Summer Series here:

Past Summer Seminars



  • August 22, 2023: “Biblical Counseling and Abuse” – Dr. Ernie Baker
  • June 20, 2023: The Use and Misuse of Transcendental Arguments in Apologetics.”– Dr. Michael Riley


  • August 16, 2022: “Jonathan Edwards and the Nature of Religious Affections” – Ryan Martin
  • July 26, 2022: “Confessional Bibliology: A Growing Movement of Reformed KJV-Onlyists” – Mark Ward
  • June 14, 2022: “‘This Generation’ in Matthew 24:34” – Dr. Ryan Meyer