For The Church  exists to engage, encourage, and equip the Church with gospel-centered resources that are pastoral, practical, and devotional.

Editorial Council

Jason K. Allen


Jason K. Allen serves as president of Midwestern Seminary. Dr. Allen attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, and received his B.S. in Political Science. After leaving Spring Hill College, he attended Southern Seminary, where he received both his M.Div. and Ph.D. Dr. Allen was elected by the Midwestern Board of Trustees as the seminary’s fifth president on Oct. 15, 2012, becoming the youngest seminary president in the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the youngest presidents in American higher education. He came with a renewed vision for the school, focusing its mission and vision on a seminary’s sacred calling to serve the local church.

Jason G. Duesing

General Editor

Jason Duesing serves as the Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, and Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He also holds a M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station. Duesing is married to Kalee, and together they have four children.

Charles Smith

General Editor

Charles Smith serves as Vice President for Institutional Relations and Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership at Midwestern Seminary and oversees the offices of Admissions, Institutional Advancement, Alumni, Communications, Student Life and Events, and Center for Church Planting and Partnering. He earned a Business Administration degree from Mississippi College in 2007 and a Master’s of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership.

Jared C. Wilson

General Editor

Jared C. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Spurgeon College, Author in Residence, and General Editor, For the Church, and author of numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, and The Prodigal Church. In ministry for over twenty years, Wilson has also written numerous church resources and Bible studies, as well as contributed the study notes for 1 & 2 Peter and Jude in the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Lucas Hahn

Managing Editor

Lucas Hahn is the Managing Editor of For The Church and also serves as the Director of Marketing at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter at @lucasbhahn.