Larry Ashlock is a graduate of Baylor University (Waco TX) where he earned a BA degree in Sociology. He also earned an M.Div. and D.Min. in Theology and Ethics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth TX) and a Ph.D degree in Ethics and Medical Ethics from The Whitefield Institute, Oxford, a sponsoring establishment of the Open University (United Kingdom). Prior to his appointment to Carroll Institute in October 2007, he was Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Worship Leadership and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Ethics at Dallas Baptist University. Before going to DBU, he served as Associate Dean for the Doctor of Ministry Program and was Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Seminary.
Dr. Ashlock served as pastor for twenty-three years in Texas Baptist churches and is strongly committed to global missions, having preached in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, South Korea, and Cuba. He serves on the Commission on Christian Ethics of the Baptist World Alliance, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Plaza Medical Center, John Peter Smith Hospital, and Tarrant County Academy of Medicine Ethics Committees, as well as the T. B. Maston Foundation Ethics Committee. He is widely sought after as a speaker on current moral issues.
Dr. Ashlock and his wife Shawna have two grown children: daughter Lauren and husband Ben with two grandchildren, Evie and Hudson; and son Aaron and wife Diana.