Office of the President

Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. If you are exploring options for higher education, we are delighted in your interest and stand ready to provide helpful information. As you look at various institutions of higher education, you will discover that Brewton-Parker College is unique and distinctive in several ways. It is the only SACSCOC accredited four-year Christian college in Georgia that is south of Macon. At BPC, you will find professors who are committed to teaching their academic disciplines with excellence but who do so in the context of a biblical worldview. In the midst of a growing student body, BPC endeavors to fulfill our mission:

As a comprehensive Georgia Baptist institution, Brewton-Parker College provides liberal arts and professional programs in a learning community of shared Christian values. Through the application of biblical truth in scholarship and a co-curricular focus on character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement, the college strives to provide a transformational experience that equips the whole student for lifelong learning and service in Christ.

BPC offers a picturesque campus of 270 acres located in a small town and surrounded by a beautiful rural setting. The city, county, and region offer a welcoming atmosphere that supports the school and its students. The college has a family feel with a unique teacher-to-student ratio. Professors and staff are always available to assist you in your success as both a student and a graduate.

BPC has a vibrant campus life with 22 athletic teams and a variety of campus events that enhance the spiritual, academic, and social experience of the student. At BPC, you will be part of a very special community of faculty, staff, students, and constituents that is truly an uplifting experience.

We would be honored to partner with you in the completion of a degree that will equip you for your vocational destination. If I or anyone else on the BPC faculty or staff can assist you with questions you may have, please do not hesitate to call or email me at

Steve Echols, Ph.D, D.Min. President, Brewton-Parker College

President’s Cabinet 

Dr. Steven F. Echols

Dr. Robert M. Brian
Provost and Senior Vice President

Dr. Nicole Shepard
Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Addison
Associate Provost for External Programs

Dr. Beverly Robinson
Vice President of Student Success
and Diversity Engagement

Mr. Chris D. Dooley
Vice President of Enrollment
Services and Athletics

Mr. Madison Herrin
Associate Vice President
for Student Development

Carl Anthony “Tony” Wardlaw – For over 25 years, Dr. Wardlaw has worked in leadership, counseling, and pastoring. Beginning with working in middle management for a manufacturing company in Douglas, GA, Dr. Wardlaw has also worked in the academic, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Additionally, he served over 7 years in the United States Military as a Military Intelligence Officer before resigning his commission as a Captain in the Army. Currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Student Enrichment Center, Student Success Coach, and Adjunct Faculty at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, GA, he also serves as the Pastor of The Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin, GA. As a member of the renowned International Gospel Singing Group, The Wardlaw Brothers, Dr. Wardlaw has traveled all over the nation and abroad ministering and singing the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Dr. Wardlaw has served as a consultant for various agencies and has worked as a Fatherhood Coordinator and G.E.D. instructor within the Technical College System of Georgia and participates in local and national civic and philanthropic work. Dr. Wardlaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from the University of Georgia, two master's degrees from Troy University (Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling), and a Doctorate in Education from Argosy University in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Wardlaw is a Lifetime Silver Member of The NAACP and a member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is happily married to the former Mrs. Stephanie Scott. They have 3 Children; Chambria, Marc, and Carleigh.
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