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

Mel Canterbury, President, HE Canterbury Associates, 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

Hon. Thomas Marshall, Anderson County Public Defender, Clinton, TN

Eugene Mathis, Business Owner/Educator, Knoxville, TN

Jim Palmer, Retired Fire Chief, New Market, TN

Eugene Parsons, Retired Educator, Crossville, TN

Kim Peters, Certified Public Accountant, Seymour, TN

Mr. Charles Sterling, President, Sterling Engineering, Inc., Maryville, 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.