Commission News & Events



2020 Spring Commission Meeting:

April 20-22, Zoom Meeting 

May 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

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

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

University of South
Los Angeles

May 13-17, 2019

Bakke Graduate University
Reaffirmation III

October 7-10, 2019

New Saint Andrews College
Reaffirmation II

November 18-21, 2019

Bethel Bible Seminary
Reaffirmation I

December 2-5, 2019

Athens College of Ministry

January 7-10, 2020

Piedmont International University
Reaffirmation III

January 13-16, 2020

Western Covenant University

January 13-16, 2020

Washington University of Virginia

January 28-31, 2020

Daybreak University

February 3-6, 2020