NASHVILLE, TN—Reverend Earl Langley, long-time pastor and state leader, has joined the staff of Free Will Baptist Bible College as the Tennessee field representative and will promote FWBBC at district and quarterly meetings, according to David Williford, vice president for institutional advancement. Reverend Langley is an FWBBC alumnus with more that 50 years of pastoral experience.
“We are so pleased that Brother Langley will be representing FWBBC in Tennessee,” Mr. Williford said. “He is well known and respected in the state. He has been a successful pastor here and understands how the state association functions; he is also a champion of Christian education. Earl chaired the organizational committee to establish Pleasant View Christian School and worked with a group of pastors to organize Newport Christian Academy.”
Langley, the fourth of 12 children, was born in East Tennessee. He was called to preach as a teen in Sparta. He and his wife Melba and their two children moved to the Nashville area where he attended FWBBC. He later graduated from Luther Rice Seminary. His pastoral ministry spans 52 years in five states—Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and Florida.
His broader denominational outreach includes two years as principal of the Free Will Baptist School in the Virgin Islands, as well as elected positions on state boards and moderator of quarterly meetings and district associations. He published a column in the Mississippi Messenger while pastoring in Mississippi and wrote Bible studies for Master’s Men while pastoring in Tennessee.