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 brings a fresh perspective that is creating a renewed enthusiasm among the faculty, staff, and student body. The College continues to see growth in enrollment, resources, and ministry outreach.
His experience extends from the classroom to the boardroom. He has 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 the new 11-story residence hall scheduled for completion in spring 2019.
Dr. Shoemaker oversees a large and multi-faceted ministry that touches the lives of millions around the world. PCC celebrates over 20,000 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 28 years. They have three children and three 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.