Matthew and Anna McAffee will return to Free Will Baptist Bible College this fall to assume key campus roles in both classroom and campus ministry outreach,according to Provost Greg Ketteman. Matthew has been on leave of absence pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. He has served as part-time FWBBC faculty since 2003, on campus from 2003 to 2006, and after that, working with distance-learning students.
Anna McAffee, a FWBBC Business Administration graduate in 2000, has been named women’s resident director and will provide leadership for young women. Anna is the mother of two children, the granddaughter of FWBBC founding president Dr. L.C. Johnson, and the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Terry Beck (Hyde Park Free Will Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia). She holds an MBA degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Dean of Women Susan Forlines said of Anna McAffee’s appointment as women’s resident director, “Mrs. McAffee brings the practical experiences of a pastor’s wife and mother to the position. She has the academic credentials and warm people-skills necessary to communicate with single young women in the dormitory, many of whom are living away from home for the first time.”
Matthew McAffee is the son of Canadian pastor, Reverend Oral McAffee. Reverend McAffee pastors the Bristol Free Will Baptist Church in New Brunswick. Matthew graduated from FWBBC in 1999 with a B.A. degree, completed the M.Div. degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002, completed an M.A. degree in Northwest Semitics at the University of Chicago in 2008, and will complete coursework for his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago this spring. He served four years as interim pastor at Free Will Baptist churches in New Brunswick and Tennessee, and senior pastor at a Tennessee church. While in Chicago, he served with Pastor David Potete at Northwest Free Will Baptist Church.