Williams Baptist College
|Southern Baptist College|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Southern Baptist Convention|
|President||Dr. Thomas Jones|
|Vice-president||Dr. Brad Baine, Dr. Jeremy Dutschke, Dr. Brett Cooper, and Dale Leatherman|
|Location||Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, United States
|Colors||Blue and white|
|Athletics||NAIA, American Midwest Conference|
|Sports||Men's basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling and cross country; women's basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer and cross country|
|Affiliations||Higher Learning Commission|
Williams Baptist College is a private, coeducational, four-year college located in the Lawrence County, Arkansas community of Walnut Ridge. Founded in 1941, this institution began its life as a two year school. It began granting bachelor's degrees in 1984. 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.
The college is owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Previous presidents include Dr. H.E. Williams (1941-1973), Dr. D. Jack Nicholas (1973-1991), Dr. Jimmy Millikin (1991-1993), Dr. Gary Huckabay (1993-1995) and Dr. Jerol B. Swaim (1995-2012).
WBC athletic teams, nicknamed 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, soccer, wrestling, cross country and track, while women's sports include basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, cross country and track.
- Jeremy Bell, played basketball for the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball league (2011-13)
- Jack Ladyman, mechanical engineer from Jonesboro and Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for a portion of Craighead County
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