Hershael W. York

Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching (1997)

Before joining the faculty of Southern Seminary, York led the congregation of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington. Since coming to Southern, York has authored two books on speaking and preaching, has been featured in Preaching Today as one of the best preachers in North America, has spoken at the International Congress on preaching, and has served as the president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He is currently the pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort and frequently ministers in Brazil and Romania. He has also served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Marion, Arkansas, and served as Chancellor of Lexington Baptist College.

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B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky; M.Div., Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary