Student Hannah Bowen studying inside the Gabbard Science Center at Central Baptist College.

Central Baptist College was founded in 1952 and since its inception has been committed to transforming lives through education that integrates Christian faith and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

What began as a dozen students and five employees has grown to over 850 students and 100 full time employees. Forty baccalaureate degree programs are offered at CBC’s main campus in Conway, Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, its new course location in Hot Springs, and online.

Programs of study are offered in a traditional format, online, and in an accelerated format through the PACE Department. CBC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information visit

Fundraisers and Events 

Fundraising is focused on building relationships with individuals, corporations, and businesses who value Christian higher education and seeing the lives of students transformed.

Giving Opportunities

The CBC Annual Fund allows individuals and businesses to partner with the college in changing lives by ensuring that resources necessary for students to receive a quality education are provided on a day-to-day basis. Academic and performance scholarships, spiritual life programs, ministry discount for qualifying students and the development of new academic programs are just a few ways your investment in the CBC Annual Fund will make a difference in the lives of students.

President: Terry Kimbrow

Employees: 100
Service area: Worldwide through programs of study offered on campus or online
Established: 1952

1501 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034
(501) 329-6872


Board of Directors:
Jeremy Riddle, Chair
Springhill Storage Solutions
Brad Crain, Vice Chair
Darymple-Crain P.A., Ltd.
Dr. Mark Cassady, Secretary
Cassady Investments, Inc.
Shawn Johnston, Assistant Secretary
First Security Bank
Zane Clark
Former Pastor
Robin Cole
Stephens, Inc.
Jake Cooper
Covenant Life Church
Brandon Cox
Grace Hills Church
Jim Fink
Little Rock Christian Academy
Dedria Givens-Carroll
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeff Harper
International Paper
Darren Hill
Lock-Wood Electric, Inc.
Sam Hodges
Retired Businessman
Dr. Clif Johnson
Garrett Memorial Baptist Church
Melba Keith
Retired Educator
Jenny Lindsey
City of Caldwell
Mark Livingston
Kelty’s First Baptist Church
Dr. Kristy Roberts
CHI St. Vincent Family Medicine
Kirk Shelton
Calvary Baptist Church
Wayne Smith
Wayne Smith Trucking