Meet Dr. Adam Dooley

After pastoring churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, Dr. Adam Dooley moved to the Dallas metroplex in 2014 in order to serve Sunnyvale First Baptist Church. With a deep love for expository preaching, a unique passion for personal discipleship, and a heart to reach the lost, Pastor Adam guides the congregation he serves toward a renewed commitment to the basic disciplines of the Christian faith. In addition to his pastoral duties, he also teaches adjunctly at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In May of 2015, Pastor Adam launched the A Better Way Ministries providing biblical resources, books, and daily radio broadcasts throughout the southeast. His published works include chapters in numerous books as well as a forthcoming commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles in the Christ-Centered Exposition series and Passion In the Pulpit which he co-authored with Dr. Jerry Vines.

As a native Kentuckian, Dr. Dooley received his Bachelor of Arts from Clear Creak Bible College in 1999, as well as his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 2002 and 2006 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2003, he married the former Heather Renee Oney. They have three sons, Carson, Brady, and Jacob, and a beautiful daughter, Mallory.

From 2011 to 2014, the Dooley family faced their greatest trial as their oldest son Carson battled leukemia. These difficulties deepened long-held convictions and increased their daily dependence upon the Lord. Today, Carson is cancer free and God is using his story to encourage those who are hurting. By wedding the timeless truths of Scripture with the lessons of personal experience, Pastor Adam offers fresh insight that can lead to hope and contentment despite adversity.