Following a national search, Baylor has named Rev. Alex Gallimore as the school’s new chaplain. Gallimore is replacing Rev. Dan Scott, who retires this year after serving as chaplain from 2004-2021 and as interim chaplain from 2003-04.
“I am honored to serve as chaplain to a diverse community with a historic commitment to making a positive difference in the world,” said Gallimore.
Gallimore most recently served as senior pastor at Bayshore Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla. Prior to that he was senior pastor at Hester Baptist Church in Oxford, N.C. for five years and was the associate pastor and minister to youth at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C.
I have always sought to cultivate congregations where people felt safe to discover their truest selves and ask challenging questions of life and faith.
“I have always sought to cultivate congregations where people felt safe to discover their truest selves and ask challenging questions of life and faith. As I learned more about the role of chaplain, I saw myself bringing that same approach to chapel, the classroom, and everywhere the quest for learning, meaning, and service intersect. I’m excited to join the students, faculty, and friends of Baylor School as we walk that journey together.”
Gallimore earned his master of divinity degree from Wake Forest School of Divinity in 2012 and a bachelor of arts in religious studies from Georgia State University. He will receive his doctorate in ministry from the Boston University School of Theology later this year.
He will live on campus with his wife, Allison, and their three sons, Abram, age five; Archie, two; and Allston, one.