Mars Hill

Kent Dobson – Bio

Kent Dobson began his role as Teaching Pastor for Mars Hill Bible Church on September 9, 2012. A cyclical journey, Kent worked as the Mars Hill Worship Director during our early days, and has served as a frequent guest teacher in previous years.

Before coming back to Mars Hill, Kent was a Bible and Theology Teacher and Spiritual Life Advisor at Grand Rapids Christian Schools. His unique ability to teach across the age-span, relaying truths in broadly relatable ways, is one characteristic that makes him such a great fit for our community.

Since 2001, he has spent a significant amount of time living and studying in Israel, including studying at both the Jerusalem University College and Hebrew University. He also leads pilgrimage tours to Israel and has been featured in biblical programs for both the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.

In 2014, his NIV First Century Study Bible was released. With Kent’s notes throughout, the reader can explore scripture in its Jewish and early Christian context—better understanding what it means for their life, by better understanding what it meant to its first readers.

Currently, he and his wife and 3 children reside in Grand Rapids.

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