On April 29th, 2021, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to elect Dr. Joe Lightner as the President of Jacksonville College. Dr. Lightner has a distinguished background growing churches and serving as an executive leader in parachurch ministries. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University, and will complete a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Ministries from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and business experience that has strengthened the many ministries he has been involved with. Joe has a beautiful family with wife Rebekah and daughters Hannah and Julia. Dr. Lightner is a gifted visionary, administrator, preacher, and evangelist who will bring Jacksonville College immeasurable value.