Dr. Mark Bailey, president of DTS, and Dr. Joe Allen, campus pastor at DTS, talk with their wives, Barby and Lindsey, about their experiences in ministry as pastors’ wives and partners in the local church.
Mrs. Barbara Bailey has a deep passion and long history of service to Christian ministry, including her present work as the wife of Dallas Theological Seminary President, Dr. Mark Bailey. For over 30 years, Barby has ministered to women through leading Bible studies and speaking at women’s retreats. As the wife of a pastor and theological professor, she has shared in her husband’s ministry to shepherd and teach. In her current role of President’s wife, she travels extensively with her husband and heads up the faculty wives’ functions, and mentors some student wives through DTS’s Seminary Wives in Ministry program.
Joe M. Allen, Jr., is Campus Pastor of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen became the Seminary Chaplain after having pastored churches for more than 30 years. Dr. Allen came to DTS from the First Baptist Church of Cairo, GA, where he had been Lead Pastor since 2003. Dr. Allen completed his ThM degree in 1988 from DTS and his DMin degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1994. Dr. Allen is married to Lindsey and they have two children, Joey (ThM, 2007) married to Christy (ThM, 2004), and Bethany married to David. They also have two grandchildren. Dr. Allen enjoys playing with the grandkids and watching football.
Dr. Bailey assumed the Seminary’s presidency after years of service as both a professor in the Bible Exposition department and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition to his years at Dallas Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements. His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, and China. He is also a regular tour leader in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. His board service includes Bible Study Fellowship, Insight for Living, Jews for Jesus, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.