David L. Allen serves as the Dean of the School of Preaching, Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Director of the Center for Expository Preaching, and holds the George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Trusting Christ at age of nine, he responded to God’s call to preach at sixteen. He received the B.A. at Criswell College (1978), Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1981), and Ph.D. in Humanities with a Major in Linguistics from The University of Texas at Arlington (1987). During his ministry, he served as senior pastor of two churches for a total of 21 years, and has served as interim pastor of a dozen churches. Dr. Allen has led or been a part of over 400 revivals, Bible conferences, and lecture series, including study tours in the Philippines, Israel, Oxford and Germany. He is currently working on a commentary on Job (Exalting Jesus in Job) in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series, edited by David Platt and Danny Akin; and The Atonement of Christ in the Baptist Theology Series edited by Paige Patterson and Jason Duesing and published by B&H Academic.