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Mark D. Allen, Ph.D.

Mark D. Allen is currently the Executive Director of The Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement (ACE) at Liberty University.

Dr. Allen holds the following degrees:

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • D. Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Th. M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Tennessee Temple University

Mark D. Allen was born and raised in West Virginia. He became a faculty member at Liberty University in July 2013 and now serves as Professor and Chair of Biblical Studies in the Rawlings School of Divinity. He is also a Fellow for Liberty University’s Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement. He is the coauthor of Apologetics at the Cross: An Introduction for Christian Witness (2018) and a contributor to Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader (2017). Formerly, Allen served for almost 20 years as a church planter and pastor in Virginia and Indiana.



Jack Carson, Center Coordinator

Jack currently serves as the Coordinator for the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, overseeing the center and its various operations. Jack also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Divinity, and he helps direct the B.S. in Cultural Engagement. 

Jack received his ­­­­­­B.A. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in 2017 and his Master of Divinity in 2019. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is interested in coffee, virtue ethics, and public theology. 


Adebukola Adebayo, Teacher's Assistant (TA)

Adebukola is a teacher’s assistant who received her BS in Economics, Master's in Business Administration, and then came to Liberty University for her MDiv. in Evangelism and Church Planting in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics. Adebukola assists with the following courses: Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development, Capstone, Genesis and some Apologetics and Cultural Engagement classes. Her research interests include developing a Biblical model for business, the intersection of economics and theology, the impact of the reformation on economic thought, and administrative and financial management in Christian leadership.