Board of Governors

“Carroll Institute is the now of theological education and the future of evangelism and missions.”

– Dr. Richard Jackson, Chairman of the Board of Governors

The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Governors — up to fifteen in number. One-third of the Board are patrons or donors to B.H. Carroll Theological Institute; one-third of the Board have educational or corporate experience; and one-third of the Board are from church constituency or cooperative groups.


  • Mr. David Chisum, Chair

    SVP & CFO, Presco Polymers, L.P.
    Frisco, TX

  • Dr. David Ritsema, Vice Chair

    Pastor, First Baptist Church Waxahachie
    Waxahachie, TX

  • Dr. Ken Hugghins, Secretary

    Pastor, Elkins Lake Baptist Church
    Huntsville, TX



  • Mr. Greg Cathey

    Senior Vice President, Sam’s Club Mexico
    Bentonville, AR

  • Dr. Bruce Corley, Chancellor

    B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
    Irving, TX

  • Dr. Russell Dilday, Chancellor Emeritus

    B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
    Irving, TX

  • Dr. Stephen Hatfield, Founding Governor

    Pastor, First Baptist Church Lewisville
    Lewisville, TX

  • Mr. Edwin Jones

    Principal, Ivey Capital Management
    Fairview, TX

  • Mr. Jason Jones

    Chief Technology Officer, SimpleLTC System, Inc.
    Plano, TX

  • Mr. Neal Knighton

    Gift Officer, Buckner International

  • Dr. Leon Leach

    Retired Executive Vice President, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX

  • Dr. Ruth Allen Ollison

    Pastor, Beulah Land Church
    Houston, TX

  • Mr. Wayne Stevenson

    Retired businessman and member of several non-profit and ministry boards
    Frisco, TX

  • Mr. Jeff Whitfield

    Partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman Attorneys at Law
    Fort Worth, TX

  • Dr. Gene Wilkes, President

    B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
    Irving, TX