Dr. Adam Dooley

Adam Dooley is the pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN, as well as an author and frequent conference speaker. With a deep love for expository preaching, a 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. He is the author of Zondervan’s Hope When Life Unravels: Finding God When It Hurts. His other books include Passion In the Pulpit, which he co-authored with Dr. Jerry Vines, as well as a forthcoming commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles in the Christ-Centered Exposition series.

As a native Kentuckian, Dr. Dooley received his Bachelor of Arts from Clear Creek 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 two beautiful daughters, Mallory and Addison.

From 2011 to 2014, the Dooley family faced their greatest trial as their oldest son Carson battled leukemia. These difficulties deepened their 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.