Bible Department

The Bible Department provides a thorough understanding of the Bible and prepares students for ministry and seminary studies. The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Bible and Missions. Students can minor in pastoral studies, religious education, youth ministry, and missions within the department or any institutional minor.

Mission Statement: 

The academic purpose of the Bible Department at Central Baptist College is to provide solid biblical training which is demanded for effective ministry, to develop leadership and ministry skills within persons called to church and agency ministries, and to direct students toward the highest levels of integrity and character.  This purpose is accomplished by:

1.  Focusing wholly upon the Bible, its text, history, and principles of interpretation.

2.  Preparing persons to lead congregations in worship, witness, mission, Christian education, and service.

3.  Enhancing personal and professional skills for leadership in ministry.

4.  Pursuing learning that joins the mind and heart.

5.  Integrating the Bible with other disciplines, causing the student to think critically from the Christian faith about ideological, technical, and scientific assumptions.


Bible Course Descriptions

View Bible Department course descriptions.

Faculty Contact Information

Dr. Joel Slayton  -  Bible Department Chair / Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages

Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor 
  (501) 205-8860   Email 

Dr. Martin Jameson - Assistant Professor of Bible
Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor
(501) 205-8814 Email

Dr. Virgil Porter  -  Associate Professor of Bible 
Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor
(501) 205-8842 Email 

Dr. John David Smith  - Assistant Professor of Missions 
Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor 
(501) 205-8866 Email 

Tim Brewer - Adjunct Instructor of Bible 
Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor 


Kent Dixon - Adjunct Instructor of Bible 
Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor 



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