President Troy Shoemaker

Dr. Troy A. Shoemaker

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Office of the President
P.O. Box 18000
Pensacola, FL 32533

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Dr. Troy Shoemaker was inaugurated as President of Pensacola Christian College in 2012 after the retirement of the founder, Dr. Arlin Horton. As President, Dr. Shoemaker encourages the growth of Christian leaders as they prepare for God's calling. His leadership example creates data-driven institutional decisions that support PCC's mission. The College continues to see growth in enrollment, resources, and ministry outreach.

His experience extends from the classroom to the boardroom. Prior to his current role as President, he served in many key leadership positions including 16 years as administrator of Pensacola Christian Academy—one of the largest Christian schools in America. He has a broad and deep understanding of education and is considered one of the top experts in the industry as well as a leader in influencing the future of Christian education.

Dr. Shoemaker loves college students, and he can be found interacting with them between classes, having fun with them at student activities and sporting events, and encouraging them. He tirelessly seeks ways to improve the student experience both in the classroom and around campus.

Building upon a rich history and solid biblical foundation, he has launched a new vision for a new era. This includes transforming the business model to meet needs of an extensive, growing ministry, modernizing and upgrading the complex infrastructure, recruiting and developing a competent and world-class workforce, and investing in multiple capital improvement projects such as Rice Tower, the new 11-story residence hall completed in spring 2019.

Dr. Shoemaker oversees a large and multi-faceted ministry that touches the lives of millions around the world. PCC celebrates over 21,000 alumni serving the Lord as business leaders, pastors, teachers, professionals, nurses, politicians, moms and dads. PCC hosts and participates in events to equip leaders in Christian schools and churches.

He has been married to his wife, Denise, for 30 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.

A popular speaker, he is considered an expert on leadership within and without Christian education. His focus is to bring practical applications to biblical principles and teach leaders how to be used of God to prepare the next generation for the cause of Christ.

  • Dr. Charles Buettner Chairman
  • Mr. John Prickett
  • Dr. Phyllis Rand
  • Dr. Stephania Rasmussen
  • Dr. Jeff Redlin
  • Dr. Troy Shoemaker President
  • Mrs. Denise Shoemaker Secretary

  • Troy Shoemaker President B.S., M.S., Pensacola Christian College
    Ed.S., University of West Florida
    Ed.D., Pensacola Christian College
  • Raylene Cochran Academic Vice President B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
    Ed.S., Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • Tim McLaughlin Vice President for Student Affairs B.A., Pensacola Christian College
    M.A., Pensacola Theological Seminary
    M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
    Doctoral study: Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Jim Thompson Chief Financial Officer B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.Acc., University of West Florida

  • Amy Bombard Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, Chair of Visual Arts Doctoral study: University of Iowa
    B.A., M.S., D.M.A., Pensacola Christian College
  • Eric Bryant Chair of Education B.S., M.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.S., University of West Florida
    Doctoral study: Liberty University
  • John CuendetChair of Business B.S., M.B.A., Pensacola Christian College
    Doctoral study: Northcentral University
  • Maybeth ElliottChair of Nursing B.S.N., Pensacola Christian College
    M.S.N., University of South Alabama
    Ph.D., Walden University
  • Michael Geary Chair of Engineering and Computer Science B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.S., University of West Florida
    D.C.S., Colorado Technical University
  • Donna Marion Dean of Professional Studies B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
    Ph.D., Walden University
  • Denise McCollim Dean of Arts and Sciences B.S.N., Bob Jones University
    M.S.N., D.N.P., University of South Alabama
  • Scott RobertsChair of Performing Arts B.A., M.A., Pensacola Christian College
    M.A., Northern Arizona University
  • Dan Rushing Dean of Biblical Studies, Dean of Pensacola Theological Seminary B.A., M.A., Pensacola Christian College
    M.Div., D.Min., Pensacola Theological Seminary
    Doctoral study: Clarks Summit University
  • Shane Smith Chair of Natural Sciences B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
  • Marie Thompson Chair of Humanities B.A., Pensacola Christian College
    M.A., University of West Florida
    Doctoral study: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Jody WolfChair of Bible B.A., Pensacola Christian College
    M.Div., D.Min., Pensacola Theological Seminary
    Doctoral study: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Amy Abbott Director of Admissions
  • Rob Achuff Director of Academic Success
  • Dale Adkins Director of Student Care
  • Reggie Bartkowski Chief of Safety and Security
  • Addison Calley Athletic Director
  • Kelly Grandstaff Chief Librarian
  • Jon Lands Executive Assistant to the President
  • Steve Martin Director of Online Learning
  • Brad Mullenix Student & Alumni Services Director
  • Brad Phillips Dean of Men
  • Lee Ann Phillips Dean of Women
  • Denise Shoemaker Assistant to the President
  • Mark Smith Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Linda Troutman Registrar
  • Jon Tutton Director of Student Activities