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 of Biblical & Theological Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Apologetics & Cultural Engagement in the Rawlings School of Divinity. 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.


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