SBC Presidential Candidate Interview: Dr. David Allen

In Today’s episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Dr. David Allen, Founder of PreachingCoach, Professor and Dean at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, to discuss David’s background in ministry, nomination to be SBC president, views on transparency, sexual abuse reforms, the law amendment, and his vision for course correcting the SBC.

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Dr. David L. Allen is founder of PreachingCoach (, a ministry dedicated to equipping pastors and ministry leaders to communicate with clarity, competence, and confidence. In 2022, Dr. Allen became the Distinguished Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee.

​He began preaching at age 16 and has taught preaching from the bachelor to the doctoral level since the late 1980s. He earned his MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, where he became Dean of the School of Theology in 2004, and the founding Dean of the School of Preaching in 2016. He served as the Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Director of the Center for Expository Preaching, and held the George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry. Dr. Allen is married to Kate Finley, the Director of the Texas Division of Trinity Strategic Wealth, an affiliate of Raymond James, a global financial services firm. He has four children and nine grandchildren.

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