Bill Bagents

Bill Bagents

Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Ministry, Counseling, and Biblical Studies

Dr. Bagents serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He teaches graduate courses in ministry and undergraduate courses in Old Testament, New Testament, ministry, counseling, and church leadership. He serves as an elder and associate minister with the Mars Hill Church of Christ in Florence. He and his wife, Laura, have two adult children.


D.Min., Biblical Studies, Amridge University, 1996

M.Div., Amridge University, 1992

M.Ed., Counselor Education, Auburn University, 1982

M.A., New Testament, Amridge University, 1980

B.A., Agricultural Science (Agronomy), Auburn University, 1978

Missions and Ministry

Co-founder of the Alpha Center, a Christian counseling center (2001). Ongoing work in individual, marital/family counseling, and custody assessment.

Adjunct instructor:

– Syktyvkar School of Foreign Languages and International Culture, Syktyvkar, Russia (2004, 1994).

– Khulna Bible College, Khulna, Bangladesh (2003, 2001).

– Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom, AKS, Nigeria (2003, 2002).

Guest lecturer, Nigerian Christian Bible College and West Nigeria Christian College (2009, 2005, 2003, and 2002).

Mission teaching in Namibia (2009, 2006), South Africa (2009, 2006), Albania (1996, 1989), and Jamaica (1979).

General Publications

“I AM Omnipresent.” in I AM: A Study of the True and Living God (ed. Jeremy W. Barrier and Charles R. Webb; Florence, Ala.: Heritage Press, 2010), 83-95.

“What Teens Need.” Gospel Advocate 152/3 (March 2010): 12-14.

“God and Books.” Gospel Advocate 151/5 (May 2009): 12-13.

“Renewing Respect for Leadership” and “Renewing Respect for Grace” in Renewing Respect: Rediscovering A Forgotten Virtue (ed. Bill Bagents; Nashville: Gospel Advocate, 2009), 75-81 and 123-131.

Bagents, Bill and Cory Collins. Equipping the Saints: A Practical Study of Ephesians 4:11-16 (Florence, Ala.: Heritage Press, 2007).

Wilhelm, Jack and Bill Bagents. Easing Life’s Hurts (Florence, Ala.: Cox Creek Bookhouse, 2001).