Welcome to American Baptist College!

American Baptist College is affectionately called “The Holy Hill.” According to a national data-based survey conducted by the U. S. Department of Education that included all colleges and universities in the country, American Baptist College is listed as the best bargain for the most affordable collegiate education you can receive in Tennessee. So welcome to the best bargain for higher education in town!

All of the College’s resources, the entire faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with the best education possible. American Baptist College is challenging enough to help students become their best selves yet, small enough to care about and address each student’s learning style. We want every student who walks into an ABC classroom to have the best educational experience possible. We are constantly assessing the work that we do as a college, but we never stop imagining how we can do a better job serving our students. The commitment is not only my commitment, but the commitment of the Board of Trustees, administration, staff and faculty to transparency and our standard of excellence. I share some key planning documents created and vetted throughout the campus that show where the college sees itself headed in the future.

As you can see, we are committed here on “The Holy Hill” to doing our best to help our students achieve the goal of becoming the kind of moral thinkers and leaders needed for today and tomorrow.

Now, let me step from around the desk and ask the student who is praying and thinking about attending American Baptist College: Are you ready to go to work? I know your answer is a resounding “yes” or else you would not have signed up to join us here at American Baptist College. What you will notice is that all around you there are people who have also said “yes” to the mission of educating you for social justice leadership and Christian service in the world.

The door of the President’s office is open to each student to set a time to talk about how things are going during the course of the semester. “Education plus character” is the way Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defined education. Let us make this kind of education real at American Baptist College.

Light a flame that lasts forever!

Dr. Forrest E. Harris,
President

Strategic Plan

Senior Leadership

Forrest E. Harris, Sr., D.Min.

Forrest E. Harris, Sr., D.Min.

President and Professor of Ministry, Theology and Black Studies
LaShante Walker, Ed.D.

LaShante Walker, Ed.D.

Provost
Richard E. Jackson, J.D.

Richard E. Jackson, J.D.

Executive Vice President

Board of Trustees

Rev. Dr. Don Darius Butler, Chair

Pastor
Tabernacle Community Baptist Church
Milwaukee, Wisonsin

Dr. Karen Brown Dunlap

President Emerita, Author, Educator, Lecturer
St. Petersburg, Florida

Rev. Tellis J. Chapman

Pastor
Galilee Baptist Church
Detroit, Michigan

Bishop Lawrence Kirby, Vice Chair

Pastor
St. Paul Baptist Church
Racine, Wisconsin

Mr. Dennie Marshall

Regions Bank
Nashville, Tennessee

Mr. James A. Crumlin, Jr.

Attorney
Bone McAllester North, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. Dr. Julius R. Scruggs

Pastor
First Missionary Baptist Church
Huntsville, Alabama

Ms. Sherri L. Neal

Hospital Corporation of America
Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. George Parks, Jr.

Pastor
New Hope Baptist Church
North Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Frank C. Davis

Frank C. Davis & Associates
Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. Dr. Darrell Drumwright

Temple Baptist Church
Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. Diane Ford Dessables

Senior National Church
Relations Associate
Silver Springs, Maryland

Ms. Linda Rose, Esq.

Rose Immigration Law Firm
Nashville, Tennessee

Mr. Webb Campbell

Attorney
Sherrard & Roe, PLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Ms. Donnetta S. Butler

Financial Consultant
Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. Dr. Derrick L. Jackson

Pastor
First Baptist Church of Gallatin
Chicago, Illinois