Rev. David Melton, President
After nine years of administrative service to Boston Baptist College, Rev. David Melton was named the third president of the college in July 2005. He has served churches in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Missouri and Massachusetts, and has served in chaplain capacities for colleges, universities, and a major league baseball team. Melton is the founding pastor of the MetroWest Baptist Church, a growing congregation in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he continues to lead a thriving church family in Boston’s western suburbs. Melton is a nationally-known speaker and keeps a busy schedule in churches, colleges and conferences.
As an academic, President Melton continues to teach each semester, focusing on his dual interests in the ongoing research into the historical Jesus, as well as the nature and mission of the New Testament churches in the Greco-Roman world. His academic preparation includes degrees from New England Baptist College, the University of Oklahoma and the Harvard Divinity School. He has done additional graduate research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Melton and his wife, Kim, live in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with their four sons. Their family not only enjoys the college and church life together, but keeps an incredibly active family schedule as well. David is a Little League Dad, a history buff, loves to travel in Europe, a poor but aspiring golfer, a dyed-in-the-wool Boston Red Sox fan, and an avid reader. Kim, his best friend and wife, travels with him when she can, and holds down the home front with the boys, Dave, Samuel, Matthew and Joshua.
Rev. Ken Gillming, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Pastor Ken D. Gillming took the helm as Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Boston Baptist College on June 30, 2008. Ken had served with distinction as the Senior Pastor of the Cherry Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. His service of 31 years in one church equipped him in various ministry facets. As well, Pastor Ken taught at Baptist Bible College (Springfield, Missouri) on a part-time basis for 15 years. In 2006 Ken was elected to serve the Baptist Bible Fellowship International as 2nd Vice-President of Education overseeing our colleges. In addition to being the chief academic officer Ken teaches several classes. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield and has earned an MA in history from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
Rev. Randall Ward, Vice President for Operations
Rev. Randall Ward took the position of Vice President for Operations in July, 2005. Ward spent several years on the staff of High Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, where he served as Singles Pastor and, eventually, Executive Pastor. Rev. Ward earned a degree in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Bible College Graduate School.
Rev. Ward and his wife, Kelly, have four children: Gabriel, Rachel, Gracyn, and Hannah.