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 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, an 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 24,000 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 over 30 years. They have three children and six 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.

  • Mr. John Prickett
  • Dr. Phyllis Rand
  • Dr. Stephania RasmussenChairman
  • 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
  • Jon Lands, D.D. Executive Vice President B.A., 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: Pensacola Theological Seminary
  • Jim Thompson Chief Financial Officer B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.Acc., University of West Florida
  • Troy Arwine Chief Information Officer B.S., Pensacola Christian College
    M.S., University of Dallas
    Doctoral study: National American University
  • Mike Harrison Vice President for Operations, Chief Operations Officer B.B.A., Dallas Baptist University

  • Rob Achuff Chair of General Education B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Pensacola Christian College
    Ed.D., Liberty University
    Graduate study: The Shakespeare Institute–University of Birmingham, UK
  • 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
    Ph.D., Northcentral 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
  • Heather HartkopfChair of Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., Pensacola Christian College
  • Greg Hewitt Chair of Visual Arts B.S., M.F.A, Pensacola Christian College
  • 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: Baptist Bible Seminary
  • 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
  • Steve Martin Director of Online Learning
  • Brad Mullenix Alumni & Career Services Director
  • Brad Phillips Dean of Men
  • Lee Ann Phillips Dean of Women
  • Brian Ragle Associate Vice President for Student Activities
  • Adam Schroder Registrar
  • Denise Shoemaker Assistant to the President
  • Mark Smith Director of Institutional Effectiveness