Lecturer: Jared Alcántara

Associate Professor of Preaching and the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching, Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary


Dr. Jared E. Alcántara is associate professor of preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He was born and raised in New Jersey and came to faith in Christ at the age of fourteen. He is half-Latino (Honduran) and half-White. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon and New Jersey. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before coming to Baylor's Truett, he served as associate professor of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois (2014-2018).

Worship Service

March 17, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

"Preaching God in the Wild"
Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel

Lecture One 

March 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

"The God Who Sees and Calls Us in the Wild"
Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel

Lecture Two

March 19, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

"The God Who Saves and Sends Us in the Wild"
Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel

About the Biblical Preaching Lectures

Past guests include Earl Palmer, James Earl Massey, William Willimon, Bryan Chapell, Richard Bewes, and John Piper. Second in a series of three lectureships, the William E. Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching are made possible through the generosity of the late Colonel William E. Conger, Jr. After distinguished military career, Colonel Conger served for many years as a close personal advisor to Ralph Waldo Beeson, the founding benefactor of Beeson Divinity School. Colonel Conger long shared Mr. Beeson's deep commitment to the pastoral ministry of preaching. In 1991, that commitment was expressed through the endowment of a lectureship to recapture the vision of preaching ministry, furthering the cause of Christ in today's world. Preaching is the central task of Christian ministry and mission. In the Conger lectures, we affirm our commitment to this biblical reformation mandate. These lectures are presented in the fervent prayer and hope that they shall enlighten the preacher's skill, but above all, stir the preacher's soul, so God Himself may shine "in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (1 Corinthians 4:6).