Hershael York

Dr. Hershael York

Dr. Hershael W. York is the Senior Pastor of the Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky since 2003. He is also Dean of the School of Theology and the Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville since 1997. Dr. York is co-author with Bert Decker of Speaking with Bold Assurance, a book that guides Christians in effective communication, and Preaching with Bold Assurance. Preaching Today has included him among North America’s most effective preachers. His articles have appeared in many journals, websites, and magazines, and he is a popular conference speaker in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America.

He holds a B.A. in English and Classical Civilizations from the University of Kentucky, where he also earned a Master of Arts in Classical Languages.  He received a Master of Divinity and also a Doctor of Philosophy in Greek and New Testament from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee.