Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-21

WELCOME Guest Preacher Jared Alcántara

Our guest preacher today is Jared E. Alcántara, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was born and raised in New Jersey, and has served as a youth pastor and associate pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Oregon and was a part-time teaching pastor in Ewing, New Jersey. He is an ordained Baptist minister, a graduate of Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and (PhD) Princeton Seminary.

Jared is passionate about equipping students to preach God’s Word in ways that are faithful, effective, clear, creative, and inspiring. His research interests are various: Global South preaching; homiletical theory; preaching and New Media; social location; and the role of race and ethnicity in preaching, especially in Latino/a and African American contexts.  He has served with Pastor Langley on the Board of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.

Jared and his wife, Jennifer have three daughters. He plays piano, enjoys disc golf, and is a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan.