Since at least 1975 the department has had two full-time professors with terminal degrees teaching in a full-time capacity.

Dr. Douglas Bain

Dr. Doug Bain has been on the faculty since 1975 and for an extended time has been Professor and then Chair of Biblical Studies. His undergraduate training began in physics at Mississippi State and was completed at Mississippi College with a BA degree in psychology. His graduate training was at Southwestern Seminary, resulting in a Th.D. in New Testament and Greek. He completed numerous faculty development programs by invitation to Southwestern’s annual Scholars’ Week, a summer study opportunity at Vanderbilt University, in addition to extensive post-doctoral training under the auspices of the National Association for Pastoral Counselors. 

He teaches courses in Greek, Church History, World Religions, Ethics, Missions, Old Testament and New Testament survey, and the Honors Program in Biblical Studies. One of his areas of special interest is the interface of theological insights and psychotherapeutic dynamics. He represents a third-generation of college professors in his family.

Dr. Bain’s ministry experiences span pastoral mission work in Montana, Panama, Texas, several other states, and church staff experiences in Mississippi. His work in Montana included establishing and pastoring the Miles City Baptist Chapel. 

At Blue Mountain College he is senior advisor for the student Ministerial Association and for the local chapter of the Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society, which chapter he established. Recently he has directed student participation in the Honors Program that focused on the three-semester project of evaluating the validity of linguistics and verbal aspect theory for its usefulness as an interpretative dimension in New Testament Greek. He has published numerous articles in various venues and is active in the local church as well as in the local association and for a number of years he has taught the Career and Couples Sunday School Class.

The father of three sons, he and his wife Carlyn live locally on campus. He maintains an active exercise regimen, which is also preparation for periodic mountain hiking excursions. He maintains an interest in historical preservation and engaged in working with two different consortia. Dr. Bain affirms that “I sense a definite calling, leading, and momentum for what I am doing in Christian education and am grateful for the privilege of working with current students and valued colleagues. I am also grateful for meaningful contact with many former students and colleagues.”

 

Dr. Ronald Meeks

Dr. Ronald T. Meeks is Professor of Biblical Studies and Directors of Church Relations at Blue Mountain College. He was born and reared in Corinth, MS. He was saved and baptized as a member of the Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth. While a teenager he felt called to preach and was licensed to the gospel ministry in 1975. He received from Blue Mountain College in 1983 the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Bible and English. Later he earned the Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Studies [1986] and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary [1996]. Prior to joining the faculty of Blue Mountain college, he served as the associate pastor of the Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth. In addition, he has served as the pastor of the Highland Baptist Church in Pass Christian, MS, and the Wanilla Baptist Church in Monticello, MS.

Dr. Meeks joined the faculty of Blue Mountain College in 1997 at the retirement of Dr. James L. Travis. In 1999 he was recognized as the outstanding faculty member from the college at the Mississippi Higher Education Day. At Blue Mountain his primary roles are to teach the Bible and help young people prepare for the gospel ministry. In August 2006 he was called to be the bi-vocational pastor of the Unity Baptist Church in Ramer, TN.

Dr. Meeks is married to Julie Bertsche of Atlanta, GA. They have three children, Matthew [19], Charlie [8], and Carolyn Grace [7]. The Meeks make their home in Corinth, MS.

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