The Bible Department provides a thorough understanding of the Bible and prepares students for ministry and seminary studies. 


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science 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.


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Dr. Virgil Porter

Bible Dept. Chair/Associate Professor of Bible

(501) 205-8842

Watkins Academic Building 2nd Floor Bible Suite

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Dr. Joel Slayton

Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages

(501) 205-8860

Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor Bible Suite

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Kent Dixon

Assistant Professor of Bible

(501) 205-8814

Watkins Academic Building, 2nd Floor Bible Suite

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Dr. John David Smith

Assistant Professor of Missions

(501) 205-8866

Watkins Academic Building, 2nd