Hershael W. York

Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching; Dean of The School of Theology

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Preparing leaders for the church while leading a church.


Dr. York is Dean of The School of Theology and the Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching. Hershael York has served as the 11th dean of Southern Seminary’s School of Theology since 2018, and as the Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching since 1999. Before joining the faculty of Southern Seminary, York pastored Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and the First Baptist Church of Marion, Arkansas. He is married to Tanya, and they have 2 children. Dr. York is the Pastor Emeritus of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Books

40 Days in 1 Corinthians (Broadman & Holman, 2021)
Preaching with Bold Assurance, Co-authored by Bert Decker (Broadman & Holman, 2003)
Speaking with Bold Assurance, Co-authored by Bert Decker (Broadman & Holman, 2001)

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Preview Day

Friday, April 12