Commission News & Events



2019 Fall Commission Meeting:
November 4-6, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA


2019 Annual Conference:
November 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA


2020 Spring Commission Meeting:
April 20-22, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL


2020 Fall Commission Meeting:
October 26-28, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL

2020 Annual Conference
October 28-30, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL


On-Site Evaluation Team Visits for November 2019 Commission Meeting | Candidacy, Accreditation, Reaffirmation

Please note: Dates are subject to change. Third party comments are welcome. Contact Page

December 11-14, 2018
Reaffirmation II
Apex School of Theology
June 10-13, 2019
Caroline University
January 7-11, 2019
California Victor University
June 24-27, 2019
Reaffirmation I
Veritas International University
March 25-28, 2019
Reaffirmation II
Pacific Islands University
June 25-28, 2019
Virginia Bible College
April 2-5, 2019
HIS University
July 9-12, 2019
Underwood University
April 23-26, 2019
Champion Christian College
July 16-19, 2019
Redeemed Christian Bible College and Seminary
May 13-16, 2019
International American University
July 30-August 2, 2019
Reaffirmation I
Faith Theological Seminary
May 13-17, 2019
University of South Los Angeles

August 12-15, 2019

New College Franklin



On-Site Evaluation Team Visits for April 2020 Commission Meeting | Candidacy, Accreditation, Reaffirmation

Please note: Dates are subject to change. Third party comments are welcome. Contact Page

Bakke Graduate University
Reaffirmation III

October 7-10, 2019

Piedmont International University
Reaffirmation III

January 13-16, 2020

New Saint Andrews College
Reaffirmation II

November 18-21, 2019

Western Covenant University

January 13-16, 2020

Bethel Bible Seminary
Reaffirmation I

December 2-5, 2019

Washington University of Virginia

January 28-31, 2020

Athens College of Ministry

January 7-10, 2020

Daybreak University

February 3-6, 2020











Member Institution News



Posted: October 15, 2019

On October 8, 2019, the Board of Trustees of Randall University unanimously elected Rev. Robert G. Thompson as the next President of Randall University. Robert ‘Bob’ Thompson, who has served as Randall’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement for over 18 years, will begin his term as President effective January 1, 2020. Bob succeeds Dr. Timothy W. Eaton, who has agreed to serve as Chancellor of Randall University.

In expressing his thanks to the Board, President-Elect Thompson said, “With the help of God, I will do my best to fulfill the mission of Randall University.”

Bob Thompson, a third-generation Free Will Baptist, is the son of Rev. Bailey and Barbara Thompson. He has been married to Carol Christian Thompson for 47 years. They met when they were both students at Randall University (then Oklahoma Bible College). The Thompsons have three children: Christina, Cory, and Craig, plus six grandchildren.

Over his ministry, Bob has pastored churches in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Before joining the administration of Randall, Bob served as the Director of the Arkansas State Youth Camp. Bob has been active among Free Will Baptists by serving in numerous leadership positions at the district, state, and national levels. He is currently serving as a member of the Foundation Board for the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Inc.

Dick Terry, Chairman of the Randall University Board of Trustees, extends his thanks to the Presidential search committee, the Randall Board Members, candidates, alumni, and constituents engaged in the process. Chairman Terry requests continued prayers for the success of Randall University students, staff, and President Thompson.

“Beloved by God and called to be saints” - Romans 1:7



Date: July 8, 2019

Augusta, Ga....Paine College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones, has been named Acting President of Paine College effective July 1, 2019. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Jones to succeed Dr. Jerry L. Hardee who retired citing recent bouts with health issues. Dr. Hardee will remain available to render support throughout the transition.

“We are confident that Dr. Jones will provide strong and effective leadership for Paine College, said Trustee Chair Barbara E. Bouknight. “Dr. Jones’ ties to Paine faculty and to the community, coupled with her academic experience and ability to connect with students make her the ideal person to lead the College at this time. She has been an integral part of the campus family for 26 years, and, during that time, her peers, students, and faculty recognized her for dedication and educational talent and leadership. We look forward to working with Dr. Jones who will further the College’s mission, growth, and progress.”

Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Dr. Hardee said he could not be more pleased with the Board’s decision in selecting Dr. Jones as his successor. “Dr. Jones’ personal commitment, contributions and devotion to Paine College make her the right fit to lead the Institution that Wyonnie and I have grown to love.”

Dr. Jones joined the faculty in 1993 and quickly advanced from Assistant Professor of Psychology to Associate Professor and later earned tenure. For more than two decades, Dr. Jones has played a vital role in the College's accreditation efforts. She has served as the Accreditation Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as Director of the Institutional Self-Study for Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

She was appointed Paine College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs more than four years ago, in March 2015, after filling that role in an acting capacity since September of the previous year.

Dr. Jones has spent her career shaping students' minds and preparing them for success in the marketplace and in life. At the same time, she has been a vital part of the Paine College faculty and family, helping to shape and prepare Paine to continue its mission of educating tomorrow's leaders.

For more information about Paine College, visit or contact Helene T. Carter, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 706.821.8323 and via email:



To: Omega Graduate School, Congregation

From: Gary Nicholds, DPhil Chairman, Board of Regents

Date: June 27, 2019

After almost nine years of dedicated service to our school, first as interim and then permanent President/CEO, Dr. Kim Geiger has given notice of her retirement to be effective October 1, 2019. Dr. Geiger has been the driving force behind many of the positive changes on campus and she has been a loyal, loving champion of not only the school but also the faculty and the staff. Using finesse and grace, Dr. Geiger has successfully guided our school through the usual trials and tribulations that schools experience. The school has been re-accredited twice and most notably completed the arduous task of changing its name from Oxford Graduate School to Omega Graduate School. Dr. Geiger has blessed the school with her intellect, smile, positive attitude, and drive. Her administrative skills will be very much missed. A search for Dr. Geiger’s successor is underway. Some names have been sourced but the search continues. If a new President/CEO is not named by the time Dr. Geiger departs, Dr. Curtis McClane, Executive Vice-President, will serve as the interim President/CEO until a new President/CEO is named. As Omega Graduate School goes through this transition, we pray that our gracious Lord will continue to bless everyone here, our programs, and our mission.