With a wealth of experience in ministry and professional life and genuine hearts to serve, our faculty here at Ecclesia College are committed to helping students achieve the amazing potential they possess in Christ. This is done in both the formal and online classroom settings as our Christian faculty and instructors model life in Christ.


Headrick, Robert H. (2011)

Biblical-Theological Studies & N. T. Greek

Academic Dean

B.S. in Mathematics, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1980; B.A. in Religion, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1982; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987; Ph.D. in Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003.


Auslam, Dallas W. (2014)


Bachelor of Biblical Ministries, Ecclesia College, Springdale, Arkansas, 2008; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015.


Brown, Donna P. (2002)



B.M. in Organ, Ouachita Baptist University, 1971; M.C.M. in Organ, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; Post-Graduate Studies, Oral Roberts University, 1998-2000.


Burney, Gary L. (2012)

Business Management

Business Administration Department Chair

B.S. in Business Management, University of Phoenix, 2009; Masters of Management, University of Phoenix, 2011; Hazmat Certification.


Courage-Mellott, Angela (2009)


B.S. in Vocational Education, Human Resources Development/Management, University of Arkansas, 2005; M.A. in Communication with emphasis in Cross-Cultural & Organizational Communication, University of Arkansas, 2008; Ed.D., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 2014.


Eaton, Terrance “Terry” L. (2015)

Old Testament & Christian Education

B.A. in Social Studies, John Brown University, 1970; Master in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976.


Gardner, George T. (2012)

Business Administration

B.S. in Human Resources Management, Friends University, 1992; M.B.A., Webster University, 2002.


Grace, Rick L. (2007)

Biblical-Theological Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Worship & Liturgy

Bible/Theology Division Chair, Psychology & Counseling Department Chair

B.S. in Secondary Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1975; Graduate Studies, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1978-1981; M.Div., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, 1986; D.Min., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, 1991.


Hinsey, Simeon A. (2017)

Sport Management

B.S. in Digital Media and B.S. in Broadcasting, John Brown University, 2002; M.S. in Sport Management, California University of Pennsylvania, 2006; Ed.D. in Recreation and Sport Management, University of Arkansas, 2015.


Holland, Clarence “Chick” C.  (2013)


B.S.Ed. in Natural Sciences, Northeastern State College, 1970; M.S. in Biological Sciences, Northeastern State University, 1984; M.A. in Administration-Curriculum, Northeastern State University, 1986; Ed.D. in Administration-Curriculum, Oklahoma State University, 1989.


Hofer, Titus W. (2006)

Leadership Training & Missions

Bachelor of Biblical Ministries, Ecclesia College, 2005; M.A. in Christian Ministry, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 2013.


Hutchins, Jennifer J. (2008)

English & Communication

B.A. in Education, Louisiana Tech University, 1994; M.S. in Speech Language Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1997.


Jones, Joseph W.  (2015)

Biblical/Theological Studies

B.S.E in Music Education, University of Arkansas, 1978; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003; D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014.


Markovich, Steve (2017)


B.S. in Business Administration, John Brown University, 2000; M.S. in Leadership & Ethics, John Brown University, 2008.


McCoy, Michael T. (2017)

History & Bible

B.A. in History & Classics, University of Arkansas, 2005; B.Th., Missionary Baptist Seminary, 2000; M.A. in History, University of Arkansas, 2009; Ph.D. in Ancient Medieval History, University of Arkansas, 2014.


Newlun, Elizabeth H. (2017)

Library Instructional Media

B.S. in Elementary Education, John Brown University, 1991; M.S. in Library Instructional Media, University of Central  Arkansas, 2013; Certified in Elementary (K-6) and MS Social Studies; Ed.D. in progress, South Eastern University, 2016 to present.


Novak, Michael A. (1993)

Drama, Theater & Computer Technology

Director of Financial Development

B.S. in Drama, Liberty University, 1989. Writer, Producer and Director of “Beyond the Walls.” Twenty plus years’ experience in Drama, Theater, Communications and Computer Technology.


Biblical-Theological StudiesPearcy, Galen D. (2002)

A.A. in Psychology and Bible, Southwest Junior College (now Southwestern Assemblies of God University), 1982; B.S. in Teacher Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1984; M.A. in Biblical Literature, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1986.


Pryor, Helen K. (2010)

Kinesiology & Sport Management

Assistant Sport Management Department Chair

B.S.E. in Kinesiology, University of Arkansas, 2003; M.A.T. in Physical Education, University of Arkansas, 2004; Ph.D. in Kinesiology. in progress, University of Arkansas, 2009 to present.

Reddin, Timothy L. (2017)


A.A., Central Baptist College, 1971; B.S. in Education with a History major, University of Central Arkansas, 1973; M.S.E. in History, University of Central Arkansas, 1974; M.A. in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989; Graduate Studies toward D.Min, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989-90; Graduate Studies in History in Ph.D. program, University of Arkansas, 2000.


Wadkins, Jesse E. (1994)              

Leadership & Ethics in Higher Education

Dean of Students and Dean of Work, Professional Studies Division Chair, Service Learning and Work Learning Service Program Director

B.S. in Agricultural Business, University of Arkansas, 1983; Graduate Studies, Oral Roberts University, 2000; M.S. in Leadership & Ethics with emphasis in Higher Education, John Brown University, 2007. 


Whitmore, Ernest H. (2014)

Mathematics & Music

B.A. in Music in Trumpet, John Brown University, 1980; M.Music in Organ Performance, University of North Texas, 1985; Bachelor’s equivalent plus 24 graduate hours in Mathematics, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1990-1993.


Williams, Edison R. (2016)


A.A. in Accounting, University of West Florida, 1992; B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Business Administration, Norfolk State University, 1995; M.B.A., University of New Haven –West Haven, 2004.


Wunderle, James “Jim” M. (2016)

Family Counseling

B.S. in Psychology, Old Dominion University, 1988; M.A. in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996; M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996; Doctoral studies in Family Therapy in progress, Texas Women’s University, 2000.



Caudle, Steven H. “Heith” (2016)

Business Administration & Finance

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2010; M.S. in Accounting, Keller Graduate School of Management, 2015. 


De Young, Glen A. (2002)

Children’s Ministry Leadership Training

Bachelor of Biblical Ministries, Ecclesia College, 1999/updated in 2006. Founder and Director of Ecclesia Children’s Ministries; missionary teaching experience in many nations.

Grace, Nancy S. (2008)

Marriage & Family Co-Instructor

B.S. in Home Economics with Family Services option, Eastern Illinois University, 1972. Pastor’s wife who teaches Marriage Enrichment Conferences with husband, Dr. Rick Grace.


Hardie, Derrion G. (2012)

Baseball Coach & Assistant Director of Athletic Enrollment

B.S.E. in History with a Coaching Endorsement, University of Sioux Falls, 1995; M.Ed., Leadership in Schools in progress, University of Sioux Falls.


Jackson, LaTonya R. (2015)

Business Communication

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Nebraska, 2000; Master of Education in Education Leadership, University of Arkansas , 2003; Ed. D. in Workforce Development Education, University of Arkansas, 2012.


Jennings, Andrew N. (2017)


B.S. in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, 2007; M.S. in Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 2009; M.Div. in Philosophy of Religion, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012.


Jones, D’Andre (2015)


B.S. in Education with emphasis in Human Resource Development, University of Arkansas, 2009; M.A. in Management

and Leadership, Webster University, 2013.

Lofton, Jon C. (2017)

Political Science, Public Administration & Public Policy

B.A. in Political Science, University of Illinois, 1971, M.A.P.A. in Public Administration, University of Illinois, 1973, Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Arkansas, 1995, Ph.D. in Public Policy, University of Arkansas, 2005.


Paris, Cari M. (1994)

EC Women’s Mentoring Program

B.A. in Government and Public Administration, Evangel College, 1990. Two years’ experience TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in Japan post college graduation.


Preston, Donald R. (2017)


B.S. in Biology, Montana State University, 1997; Executive MBA, University of Arkansas, 2016.


Skinner, Dean B. (2012)

Athletic Director

B.A. in Theology, Berkshire Christian College, 1978; M.S. in Sport Management, United States Sports Academy, 1988.


Wadkins, Marian B.  (2008)

EC Women’s Mentoring Program

B.A. in Art, University of Arkansas, 1988.  Teaching and leadership training experience.