Dr. Randall C. Bailey is the director of the Kearley Graduate School of Theology. He holds an associate of arts degree from Faulkner University and a bachelor degree in biblical studies, a master of arts in biblical studies, a graduate specialist degree in religious education, and a master of theology from Amridge University. He also earned a master of philosophy and a doctor of philosophy degrees from Drew University. Bailey served as a minister of the gospel for 10 years in congregations in Alabama. He specializes in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, biblical languages, ancient Near East and Archaeology.
In addition to his administrative and teaching duties, Bailey is the co-editor of the graduate school’s journal, ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΑ. Bailey has co-authored one book and authored another, both in the College Press NIV Commentary series – The College Press NIV Introduction to the Old Testament (introductions to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Daniel; 2005), The College Press NIV Commentary on Exodus (2007), and Improving your Prayer Life through a Study of the Psalter (Wipf and Stock, 2021).
Bailey enjoys studying history, reading adventure novels (e.g., Clive Custler, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy and Daniel Silva), and visiting with grandchildren.
“My desire is for the Kearley Graduate School of Theology to develop Christian scholars who are spiritual leaders by providing a forum for students and faculty to study in-depth God’s word, understand the critical issues extant today and develop ways for such scholarship to minister to the Lord’s church in a practical an spiritual manner.”