Dr. Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Chair, School of Divinity

Discipline: Biblical Studies


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.

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D., Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame
  • D. Min., Spiritual Renewal in the Family of God, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Bible, Tennessee Temple University