FACulty & ADMINISTRATION


Dr. Carroll Koon, President

Dr. Carroll Koon is the pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Dr. Koon is married to Annette (Blaylock) Koon. They have three children: Kevin, Victoria (Martin), & Jared. They also have four grandchildren.


Education: Th.D., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1991 Th.M., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1987 B.B.L., Th.B., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1985


Faculty: President since 1998 / Instructor since 1995


Courses: Bible languages, prophets, prophetic studies, homiletics


Experience: Pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR,1998-current


Dr. Phillip Miller, Academic Dean

Dr. Miller is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Bryant, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is John 17:17, “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.” Dr. Miller is married to Lorie Miller. They have two daughters: Hannah and Madalyn.


Education: D.B.L. Missionary Baptist Seminary M.B.L. Missionary Baptist Seminary B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas B.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary


Faculty: Instructor since 2002 / Seminary Librarian


Courses: English, Greek, Hebrew, Galatians-Thessalonians, Corinthians, Romans


Experience: Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bryant, AR Pastor, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pleasant Plains, AR Pastor, Lewisburg Missionary Baptist Church, Morrilton, AR High School Teacher


Memberships: History Committee, Arkansas State Association Licensed Teacher, Arkansas Department of Education

Bro. Mark Harris, Dean of Students

Bro. Harris is the pastor of Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is John 5:24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." Bro. Harris is married to Elaine Harris. They have two children: Ashley and Adam.


Education: M.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


Faculty: Dean of Students since 2006 / Instructor since 2000 Courses: Psalms, Heritage, Bible Analysis, Evangelism, Latin


Experience: Pastor, Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR, 1997-present Asst. Pastor, Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR Pastor, Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR, MBSF Director President, National MBSF Council , Shepherd Lectures, Missionary Baptist Seminary Speaker, Pastors and Missionaries Conference, Texarkana, AR Ashcraft Lectures, Missionary Baptist Seminary

Bro. Marcus Blakley

Bro. Blakley is the pastor of Forrest Hills Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is John 5:24, “Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Bro. Blakley is married to Deborah Fay (White) Blakley. They have three children: Christel, Timothy, and Gordon. They also have four grandchildren.


Education: Th.M., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1991 Th.B., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1986 B.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1985


Faculty: Instructor since 2000


Courses: World Christian Heritage, American Christian Heritage, Philosophy of Religion, Old Testament History, New Testament History, Thessalonians & Galatians. 


Experience: Pastor, Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church, Benton, AR, 1984-present Pastor, Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church, Gurdon, AR, 1982-1984

Dr. Roger Copeland

Dr. Copeland is the pastor of County Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Texarkana, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Dr. Copeland is married to Jenny Beth (Carter) Copeland. They have three children: Andrea, Amanda, and Grant and one grandson.


Education: Th.D., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1991 Th.M., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1987 Th.B., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1985


Faculty: Instructor since 2000


Courses: Homiletics, Systematic Theology, Daniel, Expository Preaching


Experience: Pastor, County Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Texarkana, AR Editor, Missionary Baptist SearchlightVice President, American Baptist Association Pastor, Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Fordyce, AR Broadmoor Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, AR Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, AR Lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Star City, AR Moderator, Arkansas State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches of Arkansas


Membership: Baptist Sunday School Committee

Dr. David Harris

Dr. Harris is the pastor of Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is Hebrews 13:5-6, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Dr. Harris is married to Barbara (Blackstock) Harris. They have four children: April, David, John, and Brad.


Education: Th.D., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1980 B.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1978


Faculty: Instructor since 2002 Courses: Christian Writing, Poetical Books, Genesis-Deuteronomy, Bible Geography


Experience: Pastor, Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Benton, AR President, Missionary Baptist Seminary Alumni Association Moderator, Pine Bluff Association Publications: Sunday School Quarterlies Baptist Sunday School Committee, 1982-2002

Dr. Lynn Harris

Dr. Harris is the pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is Romans 8:32, “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Dr. Harris is married to Cheryl (King) Harris. They have three children: Cody, Caitlin, and Connor.


Education: Th.D., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 2005 Th.M., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 2001 M.B.L., Tulare Missionary Baptist Seminary, 2000 B.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1994 B.B.A., University of Central Arkansas, 1978


Faculty: Instructor since 2004 Courses: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Pastoral Epistles, Church Planting-Acts, General Epistles, Church Epistles


Experience: Pastor, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Russellville, AR, 2003-present Pastor, First Missionary Baptist Church, Paso Robles, CA, 1996-2003 Instructor, Tulare Missionary Baptist Seminary, 1995-2003 Moderator, Central Valley Association in California, 2001-2002 Pastor, Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Bismarck, AR, 1985-1994 Asst. Clerk, Arkansas State Association, 1993-1994 Camp Director, West Central Arkansas State Camp, 1992-1993

Dr. Mark THOrNToN

Dr. Thornton is the pastor of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Malvern, Arkansas. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 17:1, “Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.” Dr. Thornton is married to Brenda Gail (Woosley) Thornton. They have two sons: Matthew and Steven. They also have two grandchildren.


Education: Hebrew studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 2004 D.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary M.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary Th.B., B.B.L., Missionary Baptist Seminary


Faculty: Instructor since 1989


Courses: Hebrew, Hermeneutics, Where We Got Our Bible, Greek


Experience: Pastor, Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Malvern, AR, 2005-present Lecturer, Shepherd Lectures, 2004 Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bryant, AR, 1997-2005 Lecturer, Ashcraft Memorial Lectures, 1992, 1995 Pastor, Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR, 1986-1997 Pastor, Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Malvern, AR, 1980-1986 Honors: Van Houten Award, 1983-1984

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DR. MICAH DEATON

BRO. WILL DIGGS

BRO. ELI MAYNARD

BRO. MATT THORNTON

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