Dr. Raymond Bailey is a native of Dallas, Texas. He has a B.A. from Baylor, an M.A. from Texas Tech, and an M. Div. and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as pastor in Texas, Florida, Indiana, and Kentucky. Before beginning his sixteen-year tenure as Professor of Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he taught at Hardin-Simmons University and Bellarmine College. Dr. Bailey is currently retired and living in Frankfort, Kentucky.