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Our Mission 

To provide an excellent, holistically Christian, liberal arts education, while compassionately shaping students’ lives. 


Our Vision 

Williams’ vision is to produce exceptional graduates prepared to engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview. 


Diversity Statement 

Agreeing with the Holy Bible that all individuals are created in God’s image, Williams seeks to nurture a diverse campus community that values and expresses respect for all peoples regardless of the sex, ethnicity, race, or culture. 


Our Purpose Statements 

  • To provide opportunities to profess, practice, and strengthen one’s faith and to encounter biblical values. 
  • To provide a caring campus community with opportunities for service to others, leadership preparation, and wholesome recreation. 
  • To provide and assess programs of liberal arts, professional studies, and lifelong learning for a diversified traditional and non-traditional student body. 
  • To provide an organization responsive to the needs of students, personnel, programs, and facilities, with a commitment to planning and leadership. 
  • To provide an aesthetically pleasing campus glorifying to God’s creation. 
  • To provide and execute a plan which secures adequate resources to sustain and advance the institution. 
  • To provide a positive image of the quality programs, faculty, students, staff, and graduates of the University. 
  • To provide serviceable facilities which sustain the mission of the University.  
  • To provide a technologically sophisticated infrastructure which supports academic, student, and administrative services. 
  • To provide cultural experiences, thought provoking events, and educational enrichment for the campus community and the community at large. 
  • To provide a healthy athletic atmosphere which engages the team members, the campus community, and the community at large. 
  • To provide desirable housing for students and faculty. 


Institutional Academic Goals 

  • To produce students who demonstrate an understanding of the Judeo-Christian heritage and Christian worldview. 
  • To produce students who demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively across the curriculum. 
  • To produce students who demonstrate the ability to reflect critically upon the environment, society, and self. 
  • To produce students who demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to become more effective problem solvers. 
  • To produce students who demonstrate an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle that will promote lifelong health and fitness. 
  • To produce students who demonstrate a competence in at least one particular body of knowledge. 


Our Doctrinal Statement 

Williams Baptist University is owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, through a Board of Trustees elected by the Convention. The following is our doctrinal statement: 

WE BELIEVE that there is one God, manifest in three eternal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; 

WE BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave and ascended into Heaven; 

WE BELIEVE in the literal, imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth; 

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life; 

WE BELIEVE that man is a special creation of God, made in his image; 

WE BELIEVE that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all men are sinners in need of salvation; 

WE BELIEVE that salvation is a gift given through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; 

WE BELIEVE that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ; 

WE BELIEVE that those persons who die in their sins spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven spend eternity in Heaven; 

WE BELIEVE that baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation; 

WE BELIEVE that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head; 

WE BELIEVE that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ; 

WE BELIEVE in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government. 

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