Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Chairman, Department of Biblical Studies
Associate Professor, Biblical Studies



  • Ph.D., Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame, 2012
  • D. Min., Spiritual Renewal in the Family of God, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2004
  • Th.M., Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1990
  • B.A., Bible, Tennessee Temple University, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Pastor, Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, Ind., 2011-2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind., 2011-2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Liberty University Religion Online, Lynchburg, Va., 2010–present
  • Creator and Consultant, Hometooling: Incisive Teaching Ministries, Inc., 2006–2013
  • Church Planter and Senior Pastor, Chesterfield Community Church, Richmond, Va., 1990-2006
  • Supervisor, United Parcel Service, Dallas, Texas, 1985-1990
  • Assistant Administrator and Math Teacher, Rainelle Christian Academy, Rainelle, W.Va., 1984-1985
  • Assistant Pastor, Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle, W.Va., 1984-1985

Awards and Honors

  • High Honors, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Summa Cum Laude, Tennessee Temple University


  • What I Want My Kids to Learn from the Bible – a curriculum designed to equip parents to teach their children the Bible
  • Apologetics at the Cross, (co-authored with Josh Chatraw), Zondervan, Forthcoming. 
  • Chapters “Power that Prevails: Leadership in the Book of Daniel” and “By Whose Authority? Leadership in Ezra-Nehemiah,” co-authored with Dickson Ngama, in A Biblical Analysis of Leadership: Exegesis for the Everyday Leader, Kregel, Forthcoming. 

Professional Organizations

  • Evangelical Theological Society         
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • President Evangelical Theological Society, Eastern Region, 2016-2017


  • Ordained Baptist Minister, 1989


  • “Teaching in a Postmodern World” a Center for Teaching Excellence professional development panel discussion presented to the entire faculty of Liberty University, January 2015