Flagship Presidents Gathering

For Flagship Presidents

May16-18, 2023


4500 Southern Pine Drive, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Callaway Gardens is located 82 miles down I-85, SW of the Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson) International Airport

Website:  www.callawaygardens.com




The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens Chapel at Callaway
  • FOCUS: To address important issues facing presidents for their personal renewal and professional leadership.
  • INVITED: Flagship presidents along with their spouses.
  • COST: Thanks to major sponsors, this event is our gift to you in salute of your service to ABHE as President of one of our flagship institutions. The only expense for you is the $100 ($50-Spouse) non-refundable registration fee and your transportation to and from Callaway Gardens. I hope you’ll plan now to be part of this strategic Gathering.
  • LODGING: Callaway Resort & Gardens Lodge & Spa
  • SCHEDULE: We’ll begin with dinner together Tuesday evening (5/16) and close with lunch on Thursday (5/18).  This event will include all meals and lodging as part of the program.  The negotiated event price is available for three days before and after the event, based on availability and at participant’s expense.

Kenton AndersonDr. KENTON ANDERSON started his role as Providence University College & Seminary’s 15th President on June 1, 2021. He served for 26 years at Northwest Seminary in Langley, BC as professor, dean and president. He pastored full-time in Western Canada for 12 years and is well-known for his expertise in homiletics having taught and published four books on the topic including his most recent Integrative Preaching from Baker Academic Press. He is one of the founding members and past presidents of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He is also well known in the area of theological education and competency-based training. He is a well-sought out consultant and speaker. For many years, he served on the President’s Council for ACTS Seminaries which is affiliated with (a part of) Trinity Western University. Kenton is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Theological Schools and also the Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents.



Greg BaylorDr. GREG BAYLOR serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is the director of the Center for Religious Schools and Senior Counsel for Government Affairs. Since joining ADF in 2009, Baylor has focused on defending and advancing the religious freedom of faith-based educational institutions through advice, education, legislative and public advocacy, and representation in disputes. He has testified about religious liberty issues three times before congressional committees. Greg regularly comments on religious liberty and higher education issues in television, radio, and print media, including The New York Times, Christianity Today, National Public Radio, and network and cable news programs. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for the Museum of the Bible and the International Alliance for Christian Education. Greg earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from Duke University School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif, with high honors, and served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal. He received his bachelor’s degree in Honors English in 1987 from Dartmouth College. Following graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He practiced labor and employment law at two large international law firms for three years before joining the staff of Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom, where he served for 15 years prior to joining ADF. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife (a medical doctor) and two daughters.



Gary CookDr. GARY COOK currently serves as Chancellor of Dallas Baptist University. He was elected as President in April 1988 and served for twenty-eight years as president until June 2016. Dr. Cook has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, a Master of Arts in Aging Studies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Cook formerly served on the administrative staff of Baylor University in Waco for ten years. During that time, he taught at least one undergraduate or graduate class each semester. His responsibilities at Baylor included serving as Administrative Coordinator of the Gerontology Program, Assistant Chaplain, Director of Denominational and Community Relations, and Special Assistant to the President for Denominational Relations. Before serving at Baylor, he served as pastor of First Baptist Church of McGregor, Texas. He also has served ten interim pastorates.



TIM FULLER has been in higher education and consulting since 1980.  Fuller Higher Ed Solutions, founded in June 2020, grows out of Tim’s deep love for and experience with Christian colleges and universities. His 40-year career includes 27 years of enrollment service and leadership at Houghton College and 13 years of consulting at Credo. During his Credo tenure the firm’s work with Christian colleges increased from less than 10 to more than 150 campus partners, with much of this growth attributed to Fuller’s experience, network, and talented colleagues. Tim has personally consulted with more than 100 Christian college campuses to help them with enrollment, strategic planning, and making the case for why they are worth choosing.



Dr. Joe StowellDR. JOE STOWELL has a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership. He is the former President of Moody Bible Institute and Cornerstone University. Following his time at MBI, he served as a teaching pastor at a church in suburban Chicago before assuming the presidency at Cornerstone in early 2008. Before going to Moody he served as pastor of several churches in the midwest.He has also served on the boards of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Wheaton College and currently serves on the boards of CURE International, ELIC and International Aid. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has written devotionals for Our Daily Bread and authored several books, including Strength for the Journey, The Trouble with Jesus, Simply Jesus, and Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Master’s College in 1987 and Huntington University in 2011.



Dr. Todd WilliamsDR. TODD WILLIAMS is President of Cairn University. Prior to his appointment as president of Cairn University in 2008, Dr. Williams served as senior vice president and provost for the University. From 2001 until 2005 he served as headmaster and CEO of Trinity Christian School of Fairfax. While in northern Virginia, he also served as visiting lecturer for the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C. From 1999-2001 Dr. Williams served as vice president and academic dean for undergraduate education at Cairn, where he began his educational career as a faculty member teaching social sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences. He holds a BS in Bible degree from Cairn University and a MEd and a PhD from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a regular contributor to online and print publications and serves as a visiting lecturer and speaker on cultural and professional issues.  He is the chairman of the Board of Governors of The John Jay Institute in Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of Gospel Volunteers Inc. Todd and his wife, Dawn, have two grown children, Connor and Caitlin.


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