Williams Baptist College is a private, coeducational four-year college located in the northeast corner of Arkansas near the town of Walnut Ridge. Founded in 1941, this institution began its life as a two year school. It began granting bachelor's degrees in the 1980s. The name of the school was changed in 1991 from Southern Baptist College to Williams Baptist College in honor of its founder and first president, Dr. H. E. Williams. The current president of the institution is Dr. Tom Jones.
Williams Baptist teams, nicknamed athletically as the Eagles, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the American Midwest Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, wrestling will be added to men’s sports, and cross country will be added to men’s and women’s sports.