Dr. D. Carter Davis, Dentist/Retired Missionary, Knoxville, TN

Vice Chairman

Dr. Chris Harding, Children’s Minister, First Baptist Church, Lenoir City, TN


Christine Wood, Education and Outreach Director, First Baptist Church, Kingston, TN


D. J. Atchley, Funeral Director, Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, TN

Dr. Warren Gaston, Retired Missionary and Educator, Maryville, TN

Debra Hamilton, Health Services Administrator, Seymour, TN

Dr. William Horner, Director of Missions, Campbell County Baptist Association, Caryville, TN

Eugene Mathis, Business Owner/Educator, Knoxville, TN

Tim Page, Retired Building Contractor, Knoxville, TN

Jim Palmer, Retired Fire Chief, New Market, TN

Eugene Parsons, Retired Educator, Crossville, TN

Kim Peters, Certified Public Accountant, Seymour, TN

Dr. Chad Rittenhouse, Associate Pastor, Beech Grove Baptist Church, Louisville, TN

Joe Tarwater, Certified Public Accountant, Sevierville, TN

Joe Van Hook, Attorney, Oliver Springs, TN

Dr. Randy Davis (ex officio), Executive Director-Treasurer, Tennessee Baptist Convention, Brentwood, TN

Fred Shackelford (ex officio), President, Tennessee Baptist Convention, Pastor, Springhill Baptist Church, Paris, TN


The academy’s Board of Trustees developed a Strategic Plan in 2008.  It is reviewed and updated at least annually.  To read the complete Strategic Plan document click here.