Ashley Allen serves on staff with the BSCNC as Director of Embrace Women’s Missions and Ministries. Ashley was born and bred in Dallas, Texas. She prayed to receive Christ as an 11-year-old seventh grader and the Lord called her to full-time Christian service as an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. In college the Lord began to use mentoring and discipleship experiences to shape and refine her calling to women’s ministry. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in Administration with minors in Childhood Education and Foundations of Education, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. She was the 2007 recipient of Southwestern Seminary’s Albert G. and Ethel Marsh Memorial Award for the outstanding Ph.D. student in the seminary’s School of Educational Ministries.
Since the Lord’s calling on her life to ministry, she has served on the church staffs of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and First Baptist Church of Dallas in the areas of communications and women’s ministry. She taught as an adjunct professor for two and a half years in the areas of church administration and women’s ministry at Southwestern Seminary. She has also been an adjunct professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a guest lecturer at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ashley has a deep passion and desire for women to be discipled in the things of the Lord Jesus and to live out their faith in abandon in their everyday life circumstances. She desires for women to seek the Lord and apply the truth of His Word to their daily life. Ashley deeply desires for women who are mature in their walk with the Lord to reach out and disciple the next generation of believers in the things of God. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends; reading; studying the history of people, events and places; exercising; craft projects; cooking; and Texas Longhorn athletics.