Dr. Gardner currently serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Prior to joining thr faculty at Truett, Dr. Gardner served as the Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Samford University and Senior Pastor for over 20 years at Plum Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. He is an accomplished author; his book “Social Crisis Preaching: Biblical Proclamation for Troubled Times was name Preaching Magazine’s Book of the Year. Dr. Gardner is married to the lovely Shonetay Gardner, they are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren.