Prison Programs

Director: Kevin Brown
kbrown@nobts.edu
504.816.8305

Angola Center
Director: Rick Sharkey
Email: rickysharkey@corrections.state.la.us
770.321.1606
Classes meet at facilities provided by the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Students may earn the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry, or the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Classes are offered throughout the week. The prison and the Seminary have worked together to develop a growing library for the use of the students. NOBTS faculty and adjuncts in the area teach the classes.

Angola Trustee-elected Faculty

Eddie Campbell
Professor of English
BB.Ed., M.Ed., Delta State University; M.Div., Ph.D., NOBTS

Delio DelRio, Jr.
Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., NOBTS

Jimmy Dukes
Senior Professor of New Testament and Greek
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., Delta State University; M.Div. Th.D., NOBTS

Michael H. Edens
Professor of Theology and Islamic Studies; Associate Director for Christian Apologetics
B.A., East Texas Baptist University; M.Div., Ph.D., NOBTS; additional study at American University, Cairo, Egypt

Sandra F. Vandercook
Associate Dean of Leavell College; Associate Professor of English and Education
B.A., University of Florida; M.Ed.; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Orleans; additional study at NOBTS

Angola Adjunct Faculty

Joe Alain
Th.B., Baptist College of Florida, M.Div., Ph.D., NOBTS

Isaac Belonga
B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans; M.A., UCLA

Reggie Bridges
B.A., Blue Mountain College; M.Div., ThM., PhD., NOBTS

Jim Efferson
B.S., Louisiana State University; M.A.R.E., NOBTS

Earnest Gardner
B.A., Bible Theology of Orlando; B.S., Langston University; M.S., Southern Illinios University Carbondale

David Gosa
B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.Div., Ph.D., SWBTS

Paul Gregoire
B.S., University of the State of New York; M.R.E. Ph.D., NOBTS

Tommy Middleton
Th.M, M.Div., NOBTS

Rick Sharkey
M.Div., Th.M. D.Min., NOBTS

Alan Shoumaker
B.A.M., East Texas Baptist University; M.C.M., NOBTS; D.W.S., Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies

Andrew Voss
B.A., M.Div., NOBTS

Parchman Center
Director: Jim Burke
Email: aa5pj@yahoo.com
662.745.6611, ext. 4091
Classes meet at facilities provided by the Mississippi State Prison in Parchman.
Students may earn the Diploma in Christian Ministry, the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry, or the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Classes are offered throughout the week. The prison and the Seminary have worked together to develop a growing library for the use of the students. NOBTS faculty and adjuncts in the area teach the classes.

Parchman Adjunct Faculty

James Burke
M.Div., D.Min., MWBTS

Jerry Dallas
B.A., Mississippi State; Ph.D., Emory University

Bill Davis
B.A., University of Florida; M.R.E., M.M.C.M., NOBTS

John Howell
M.A., Delta State University

Mack Hubbell
M.A., University of Houston; Th.M., SBTS; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Linda Kennedy
B.A., Mississippi Valley State University; M.A., Jackson State University

Jack Manor
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.Div., D.Min., NOBTS

Dennis Salley
B.S., Mississippi State University; D.Min., SWBTS

Bruce Silk
M.Div., D.Min., NOBTS

Ken West
B.A., Delta State University; M.Div., D.Min., NOBTS

Whitworth Center
Director: James Sexton
Email: whitworth@nobts.edu
706.371.5944
Students may earn the Diploma in Christian Ministry, or the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry. Classes are offered throughout the week. The prison and the Seminary have worked together to develop a growing library for the use of the students. NOBTS faculty and adjuncts in the area teach the classes.teach the classes.

Whitworth Trusee-elected Faculty

Peter Kendrick
Professor of Theology and Culture, occupying the Nelson L. Price Chair of Leadership; Regional Associate Dean for Alabama and Georgia; Director, North Georgia Hub B.S., Shorter, University; M.Div., Th.D., NOBTS

Whitworth Adjunct Faculty

Trina D. Dofflemyer
B.A., M.Div., NOBTS

Roger Hines
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Kristi Miller
B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University; M.Div., Ph.D.,NOBTS

Charles Owusu
B.A., University of Ghana; M.Div., Th.M., NOBTS

James Sexton
B.A., Mercer University, M.Div., Ph.D., NOBTS

Corbin R. Smith
B.A., M.Div., NOBTS

Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Director: Debi Sharkey
Email: DebiSharkey@corrections.state.la.us
225.335.1063
Students may earn the Diploma in Christian Ministry, the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry, or the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Classes are offered throughout the week. The prison and the Seminary have worked together to develop a growing library for the use of the students. NOBTS faculty and adjuncts in the area teach the classes.

LCIW Trustee-elected Faculty

Karla McGehee
Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness; Assistant Professor of Christian Education
B.A., Leavell College; M.Div, Th.M., Ph.D., NOBTS

Brooke Osborn
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Univeristy of Alabama; M.A.M.F.C., Ph.D, NOBTS

Sandy Vandercook
Associate Dean of Leavell College; Associate Professor of English and Education
B.A., University of Florida; M.Ed.; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Orleans; additional study at NOBTS

LCIW Adjunct Faculty

Christi Gibson
BA. Hardin Simmons University, M.A., LSU; MDiv., NOBTS

Jennifer Hoover
B.M. Southwest Baptist University; M.Div., NOBTS

Beth Masters
B.A., University of West Florida University; M.Div., Ph.D., NOBTS

Kristi Miller
B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University; M.Div., Ph.D., NOBTS

Debi Sharkey, Director
B.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University; MRE, D.Ed.Min., NOBTS

Hardee Center
Director: Mike Wetzel Phone: 727.866.7362
Email: drmikewetzel@theislandchapel.org
Address: 216 N. Parsons Ave. Brandon, Florida 33510
Students may earn the Diploma in Christian Ministry, the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry, or the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Classes are offered throughout the week.

Hardee Trustee-elected Faculty

Delip DelRio Jr.
M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., NOBTS

Sandy Vandercook
Associate Dean of Leavell College; Associate Professor of English and Education
B.A., University of Florida; M.Ed.; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Orleans; additional study at NOBTS

Hardee Adjunct Faculty

Matthew Crawford
M.Div., Ph.D., SBTS

Mark Creech
MDiv., SWBTS; D.Min., NOBTS

Myles Dowdy
M.Div., ThD., NOBTS; Ph.D, SBTS

Lee Flippen
M.Div., D.Min., NOBTS

Mitch Landress
M.Div., D.Min., SEBTS

Robert Magruder
A.A., B.A., M.A.C.E., NOBTS

Michael Miller
M.Div., NOBTS

Robert Roberts
M.Div., SEBTS; D.Min., Luther Rice

Mike Wetzel, Director
M.Div., D.Min., NOBTS