2014 Theological Symposium

This past Monday and Tuesday, over 130 students, professors, church leaders, and laymen converged on the Thigpen Theater of Welch College for the 2014 Free Will Baptist Theological Symposium. In gathering for this event, the attendees were giving attention to a range of scholarly papers, but especially ones related to the Symposium theme: “Evangelism in the Post-Christian West.” This year’s program …

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Meet Your Commission Member: Rodney Holloman

My name is Rodney Holloman, and I am a native of North Carolina. I studied for the pastorate at Southeastern FWB College in Wendell, NC and received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Pastoral Theology in 1992. After completing a Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition at Pensacola Christian College in 1996, God blessed me again by meeting the …

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Meet Your Commission Member: W. Jackson Watts

I’m pleased to serve as the youngest member of the Commission, elected in 2013. I come to the Commission through a family heritage of believers who made their living tilling the soil in the coastal area of South Carolina (“Puddin Swamp” to be exact). I began my life in the Southern Methodist Church, but my family eventually moved their membership …

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Meet Your Commission Member: J. Matthew Pinson

I am the fifth president of Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee, an office I’ve served in for thirteen years. Originally from Pensacola, Florida, I attended Welch in the 1980s and went on to graduate from the University of West Florida with a B.A. in humanities and M.A. in history. I received my Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University, …

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Meet Your Commission Member: Kevin Hester

I am the chairman of the Department of Theological Studies at Welch College. I joined the faculty in 2003 and teach classes in church history, theology, philosophy, and New Testament. I hold a B. A. in Bible and Pastoral Training from Welch College (1993), an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary (1997, Historical Theology Emphasis), and the Ph.D. in Historical Theology …

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