Meet Our Faculty

Office Location

Room 135
Miller Music Building

(912) 583-3110

Dr. Matthew Haley

Associate Professor of Music

Division of Christian Studies and Humanities 


  • DMA, The University of North Texas 
  • MMus, The University of Louisville
  • BMus, The University of Texas at Austin 


Matthew Haley is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Brewton-Parker College. He is the founder and director of the Mount Vernon Homeschool Band, a wind ensemble for homeschool students in the Mount Vernon area. Dr. Haley previously taught applied trumpet at the University of North Texas. His students from UNT have gone on to successful careers as performers and educators. Prior to joining Brewton-Parker, Dr. Haley co-founded the “Freedom Song School of Worship and Music,” a music training program at a Christian men’s home for recovering addicts. As a performer, he served in the United States Army, “The Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps as a bugler. While in the Fife and Drum Corps, he performed for two US presidents as well as numerous foreign heads of state. Dr. Haley has also performed with the Dallas Opera and served as principal trumpet for the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra in Frisco, TX. He has recorded with the North Texas Wind Symphony as part of the GIA Publications Teaching Music Through Performance Series and the GIA Publications Composer’s Collection. Dr. Haley can also be heard on Luis Leguia’s 2007 release, American Music for Cello (Albany Records). As a conductor, he has served as a clinician throughout the state of Georgia.

Interesting Fact About Me

  • I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Texas Longhorn (University of Texas) sports in my free time.

Research Interests

  • Wind Pedagogy
  • Period Instruments/Historically Informed Performance
  • 20th Century Trumpet Literature

Professional Organizations/Memberships

  • None 

Favorite Classes Taught at BPC

  • BPC 100 Student Success
  • MUS 205  Music Appreciation
  • MUS 301 – Form and Analysis
  • MUS 410 – World Music

Favorite Bible Verse


Many Sparrows, From the Wilderness, Trumpet, Bass, Cara Nova Records, 2019.

Sons of Jubal, We You There, Trumpet, GBMB Media, 2017.

Drew Hall, Love Deep, Suffer Well; Trumpet, Bass, Keyboard; Drew Hall Music, 2017.

Denton Worship Collective, Unity Songs, Bass, Zera Music Company, 2017.

Freedom Song, U​nveiled, Bass, Zera Music Company, 2015.

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Ciphers, Trumpet, GIA Publications, Inc., 2012.

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. 8, Grade 4, Trumpet, GIA Publications, Inc., 2012.

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Composer’s Collection: Karel Husa, Trumpet, GIA Publications, Inc., 2011.

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. 8, Grades 2/3, Trumpet, GIA Publications, Inc., 2011.

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Revelations, Trumpet, GIA Publications, Inc., 2010.

Luis Leguia, American Music for Cello, Trumpet, Albany Records, 2007.


Theme and Variations on “I Need Thee Every Hour”, original composition performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble.

Pure Imagination for Euphonium and Band, arrangement performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble.

Sonata in Eb, BWV 1031, J.S. Bach, orchestration performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble.

National Hymn, arrangement performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble.

Horkstow Grange, orchestration performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble.

Sandmännchen/How Sweet is My Rest, arrangement performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble and Friends.

Blessed Assurance for Trumpet and Piano, arrangement for solo trumpet and piano, performed in Israel, fall, 2019.

Concertino for Flute and Band, Cecile Chaminade, orchestration performed by the Brewton-Parker College Wind Ensemble.


The purpose of the nursing program is to prepare graduates who have the knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered holistic care that is safe, compassionate, honoring to Christ, and that meets the healthcare needs of diverse populations.

Mission Statement

In concert with Brewton-Parker College’s mission, the School of Nursing is committed to provide nursing education through the application of biblical truth to promote the formation of graduates who engage in evidence-based practice, lifelong learning, and servant leadership through the development of clinical reasoning, professional nursing skills, and Christian values.

Joanna Phillips-Mock

Student Enrichment Director

Joanna Phillips-Mock is a proud third generation Baron, both as a student and a staff member.

Beginning her teaching career in Middle Georgia in 1995, Mrs. Mock worked with a state funded program that served some of the most disadvantaged special needs students within the local school districts. She ultimately moved into leadership positions within the organization, serving and training others in multiple initiatives. She enjoys working with students of all ages to recognize and to achieve their greatest potential.

Mrs. Mock holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brewton-Parker College, a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Behavior Disorders, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration from Georgia College and State University. She resides in Ailey, Georgia, with her husband Don, their son Tye Lewis, her mother Carol Joyce, and multiple fur babies. She enjoys traveling, gardening, camping, and attending concerts.

Candace Lilford

Profeessional Tutor

Candace Lilford graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Generalism in 2021 from Anderson University and with her master’s degree in English Literature in 2023 from the University of Alabama. She presently serves as Professional Tutor for the Student Enrichment Center while also teaching sections of ENG 101 and 102. 

As part of her two-year master's program, Ms. Lilford taught sections of ENG 101 and 102, while also serving as teaching assistant for British Literature Survey courses and volunteering in the university’s Writing Center. Ms Lilford has also presented papers at the Hudson Strode Conference and the South Eastern Christian and Literature Conference as well as working on various theatrical productions.

Born in North Carolina of South African descent, Ms. Lilford has lived in Uganda, Botswana, South Africa, and Trinidad before settling in Mount Vernon with her family in 2016, where she attended Brewton-Parker College as a dual enrollment student. She presently resides in Mount Vernon with her family and spends her free time watching old TV shows.

Linda Armstrong

Academic Advising and Career Specialist

Linda Armstrong earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Southeastern Technical College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University. Throughout her career, Linda has worked with diverse populations, including at-risk youth and families and youth in crisis because of mental health and other issues. Her empathetic nature has made her an effective advocate for those in need. In addition to her professional work, Linda is also is committed to volunteerism. She has dedicated countless hours as a youth mentor, and to teaching about her faith at various Christian organizations. She believes in the power of positivity and its ability to transform not only her life but also the lives of others.

"If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully." ~ Maya Angelou

Willie Ford

Academic Advising and Career Specialist

Greetings, Baron Nation!

It's truly a joy to be back in a place that has shaped me so profoundly. I'm Willie Ford, a proud 2022 graduate of historic Brewton-Parker College, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Education. Following my graduation, I embarked on a journey in education, teaching Special Education within the Vidalia City School District. In addition to my role as an educator, I had the privilege of serving as the Unit Director at the J.D. Rabun Boys and Girls Club. All the while, I was honored to pastor at the esteemed New Hope Baptist Church of Rhine, Georgia. With God's grace, I managed these responsibilities, and now, I'm thrilled and ready to contribute to the welfare of our students, aiming to inspire through service.

Dusty Arnold

Mental Health Counselor

Dusty Arnold  is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a BPC alumnus. He has years of experience working with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, grief, and challenges related to Autism. He specializes in behavior-related interventions that can help college students build on their strengths to set achievable goals while also learning how to deal with the thoughts and feelings that sometimes get in the way. He incorporates Biblical values and evidence-based treatments to meet students wherever they happen to be on their journey to spiritual and psychological health. 

Carl Anthony "Tony" Wardlaw

Assistant Student Enrichment Director & Student Success Coach

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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