Jared E. Alcántara (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey. He is passionate about equipping students to preach in ways that are faithful, effective, clear, creative, and inspiring. Jared is also the author of three books: The Practices of Christian Preaching (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming 2019), Learning from a Legend: What Gardner C. Taylor Can Teach Us About Preaching (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2016), and Crossover Preaching: Improvisational-Intercultural Homiletics in Conversation with Gardner C. Taylor (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015). He plays piano, enjoys disc golf, and is a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He lives in the Waco area with his wife Jennifer and their three daughters.