Joel C. Gregory is the Professor of Preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He is also an international preacher and teacher of preaching. He is also the President of Joel Gregory Ministries. Last year he spoke 200 times in churches and conferences in 20 states, Oxford University, UK and Rome, Italy. Joel holds the B.A. Summa cum Laude and the Ph.D. in religion from Baylor University. He earned the Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he also taught preaching. Among his pastorates Joel served Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth and First Baptist Church Dallas.
He has preached at venues as diverse as Westminster Chapel, London, Spurgeon’s College, the Baptist World Alliance, Princeton Seminary, the International Seminary at Buenos Aires, the Annual Sermon of the Southern Baptist Convention and the E.K. Bailey International Conference of Expository Preaching (15 years). Joel served for six years as the weekly preacher on the International Baptist Hour heard on 500 stations. Joel is founder and teacher at Proclaimers Place® seminars, a four-day seminar that has been conducted 75 times in 15 states, for ten years at Oxford University, UK, Paris, Rome and this summer in Athens, Greece. Joel was twice elected unanimously as President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the 5,000 church denomination of Baptists in Texas.
Joel has authored or edited eight books including Global Baptist Preaching released in 2014 by Baylor University Press. Joel presented that book to the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Izmir, Turkey, July 2014. He has contributed to dozens of journals, anthologies and periodicals including the Abingdon Dictionary of Preaching and Our Sufficiency if of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner Taylor.
Joel is married to Joanne Michele Gregory, an RN, graduate of Baylor University and accomplished signer for the hearing impaired. They are parents of four adult children.