Mark D. Kilgus, M.D., Ph.D. is Executive Pastor for The Measuring Line. He has held leadership roles with church planting, revitalization, and education activities over several decades. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and serves as director for the psychiatry training program at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mark is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Christian Medical Dental Association. Having earned an M.A.T. in science education and a Ph.D. in curriculum development, he has written a textbook on psychopathology that is widely used in graduate programs in psychiatry, counseling, and psychology.
Mark has been married to Becky for over 40 years and they have two adult children, one already with Jesus. Becky is Associate Professor of Music Education at Columbia International University and leads music for our services. In a day when most college campuses are dominated by skeptics and postmodern thought, it is imperative that students have safe places to seek answers to life’s most important questions. Mark had the vision to plant The Measuring Line church for just that purpose: to assist the search, encourage faith, and understand relationship through a systematic and serious study of the Bible.
Dan Salter is Teaching Pastor at The Measuring Line. He has taught Bible studies for years, most recently over the last decade as Director of TruthWhys Ministries. Dan has pursued graduate studies at Bob Jones Seminary, Southern Evangelical Seminary, and Trinity College of the Bible.
Dan doesn’t remember ever not believing in Christ. He was fortunate to have grown up in a Christian home in which theology and Christian living were both believed and cherished. Dan’s mom provided for him a fully matured Christian pattern for living in love—living for the benefit of others. Dan’s dad drove into him the necessary focus for knowing, not only what to believe but also and importantly the reasons behind those beliefs. He wouldn’t—couldn’t—stand mere legalistic acquiescence. And his influence motivated Dan to a studious pursuit for every conviction he claimed as his own.
Dan married his wife, Becky, after having dated in college. She provided the inspiration necessary to propel his more introspective personality away from being a siloed Bible student to one intent on sharing the biblical insight God was giving him. Her support and bulldog grip on the promotion of Christian ideals is largely responsible for Dan’s pursuit of teaching especially at this church. The have two adult children, one teach school in Hawaii and the other pursuing professional development in the Greenville area.
Dan’s career has been settled in the energy industry, acting as consultant for utility regulators across the country. But his heart has been in uncovering, understanding, and delivering the truths of God’s purpose, design, and hope for his image-bearing people.
Dan enjoys tremendously the opportunity of preparing and teaching the richly overflowing truths of Christian philosophy and foundation. The Measuring Line provides the open and reaching prospect for realizing satisfaction in the pursuit of truth. It is for Christ that Dan pursues this path. “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36)