SEASON PASSES
Individual Pass – $50  //  Family Pass – $100

SINGLE GAMES
Individual – $5  //  Student (6-18) – $3 // 5 and Under – FREE
Family (4 or more) – $15

*Welch College Faculty/Staff/ Students
FREE

Women’s Soccer

2018-19 Schedule

DATE DAY TIME OPPONENT LOCATION RESULTS SCORE
Sep. 8 Sat. 12:00 PM Hiwassee College Away
Sep. 13 Thur. 7:00 PM Freed-Hardeman Away
Sep. 15 Sat. 12:00 PM Kentucky Christian Away
Sep. 18 Tue. 2:00 PM Bethel University Away
Sep. 20 Thur. 4:00 PM JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOME
Sep. 21 Fri. 6:00 PM HIWASSEE COLLEGE HOME
Sep. 25 Tue. 4:00 PM Kentucky Christian Away
Sep. 29 Sat. 2:00 PM Florida College Away
Oct. 2 Tue. 4:00 PM Judson College Away
Oct. 6 Sat. 2:00 PM OAKLAND CITY HOME
Oct. 9 Tue. 4:00 PM Johnson University Away
Oct. 16 Tue. 3:30 PM JUDSON COLLEGE HOME

2018-19 Schedule

 

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION RESULTS SCORE
Aug. 24 7 PM Georgia Northwestern Tech HOME  W  
Aug. 25 6 PM Pensacola Christian College HOME  L  
Sep. 1 10 AM Boyce College HOME  
Sep. 1 2 PM Georgia Northwestern Tech HOME  W  
Sept. 6 6:30 PM Hiwassee College HOME  W
Sept. 8 2:00 PM Hocking College
at UC-Clermont
Away
Sept. 8 4 :00 PM @UC-Clermont Away
Sept. 14 5:30 PM JudsonUniversity HOME
Sept. 14 7:00 PM Crowley’s Ridge HOME
Sept. 22 TBA @Georgia Northwestern Tech Away
Sept. 25 6:00 AM Crowley’s Ridge HOME
Sept. 28 6:00 PM @Stephens College
at Crowley’s Ridge
Away
Sept. 29 10:00 AM @Crowleys Ridge
at Greene County Tech
Away
Sept. 29 1:00 PM @Hiwassee College
at Greene County Tech
Away
Oct. 2 6:00 PM @Hiwassee College Away
Oct. 4 6:3 PM Appalachian Bible College HOME
Oct. 6 12:00 PM @Boyce College Away
Oct. 6 4:00 PM Alice Lloyd
at Boyce College
Away
Oct. 9 6:00 PM Crown College HOME
Oct. 13 12:00 PM UC-Clermont HOME
Oct. 13 4:00 PM Johnson University HOME
Oct. 18 6:00 PM @Toccoa Falls University Away
Oct. 20 12:00 PM @Appalachian Bible College Away
Oct. 20 12:00 PM @Alice Lloyd
at Appalachian Bible College
Away
Oct. 27 12:00 PM @Johnson University Away
Oct. 27 2:00 PM TBA Away

Roster

NUMBER NAME CLASS POSITION HEIGHT HOME TOWN
3 Brooklyn Strickland Freshman
Middle
6’0 Jacksonville NC
9 April Wooley Freshman
Libero
5’6 Whitehouse TN
11 Emma Guthrie Junior
Setter
5’5 Hartford IL
12 Loren Craig Freshman
Outside Hitter
5’6 Hermitage TN
15 Mariah Moore Junior
Middle
5’8 Wellington KS
18 Destinee Woolett Sophomore
Outside Hitter
5’7 Box Elder SD
20 Riley Bell Sophomore
Outside Hitter
5’6 Joelton TN
21 Jessalyn Eubanks Sophomore
Outside Hitter
5’5 Sesser IL
 22  Avery Jones Junior Outside Hitter  5’8 Owasso OK

 

Head Coach: Abigail Warren
Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush

Coach Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren has been named the new head coach of the Lady Flames volleyball team. A graduate of John Brown University, Warren spent two years as a missionary/teacher at Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines. She earned her teaching degree from Welch in December 2017.

“Coach Warren was an exceptional basketball and volleyball player in high school,” Fawbush said. “She was also offered a full-ride volleyball scholarship to Mineral Area College. After one year, she transferred to John Brown University where she was given a full basketball scholarship. As a player, she was awarded the Christian Character and Scholar Athlete awards. While serving at Faith Academy, she coached their volleyball team. She has also been a volleyball referee on several levels.” Warren currently serves in the athletic department at Hendersonville Christian Academy as a coach and aids in high school weight training.

“It will be exciting to see Coach Warren’s vision implemented in the volleyball program at Welch College,” Fawbush continued.” I believe she strongly embodies the three core values of commitment, character, and competition of Welch College athletics.”

2018-19 Schedule

DATE DAY TIME OPPONENT LOCATION RESULTS SCORE
Aug. 25 Sat. 2:00 PM Fisk University HOME
Sep. 8 Sat. 2:00 PM Hiwassee College Away
Sep. 11 Tue. 4:00 PM Crown College HOME
Sep. 13 Thur. 6:00 PM Bethel University Away
Sep. 15 Sat. 2:00 PM Appalachian Bible Away
Sep. 21 Fri. 8:00 PM Johnson University HOME
Sep. 27 Thur. 6:00 PM Covenant College Away
Sep. 29 Sat. 1:00 PM Randall University HOME
Oct. 2 Tue 4:00 PM Crown College Away
Oct. 5 Fri 6:00 PM Greenville University Away
Oct. 6 Sat 5:00 PM Boyce College Away
Oct. 9 Tues. 4:00 PM Toccoa Falls Away
Oct. 13 Sat 12:00 PM Boyce College HOME
Oct. 16 Tue. 3:00 PM Fisk University Away

Men’s Basketball

2017-18 Schedule

DATE DAY TIME OPPONENT LOCATION RESULTS SCORE
Oct. 27 Fri 8:00 PM Pensacola Christian HOME L
Nov. 3 Fri 8:00 PM* Truett-McConnell Cleveland, GA L
Nov. 4 Sat 5:30 PM* Reinhardt College Waleska, GA L
Nov. 10 Fri 8:00 PM St. Louis Christian HOME
Nov. 11 Sat 1:00 PM Alice Lloyd College HOME
Nov. 13 Mon 6:30 PM Williams Baptist College HOME
Nov. 17 Fri 7:00 PM Simmons College Louisville, KY
Nov. 18 Sat 2:00 PM Boyce College Louisville, KY
Nov. 28 Tue 7:00 PM* Kentucky Christian Grayson, KY
Dec. 1 Fri 7:00 PM Champion Christian Hot Springs, AR
Dec. 2 Sat 3:00 PM Crowley’s Ridge Paragould, AR
Dec. 8 Fri 4:00 PM GNTC Tournament Rossville, GA
Dec. 9 Sat TBA GNTC Tournament Rossville, GA
Jan. 6 Sat 3:00 PM Oakland City University Oakland City, IN
Jan. 11 Thurs 7:00 PM Fisk University Nashville, TN
Jan. 12 Fri 7:00 PM Boyce College HOME
Jan. 15 Mon 6:00 PM Crowley’s Ridge HOME
Jan. 19 Fri 8:00 PM Florida College HOME
Jan. 20 Sat 2:00 PM Johnson University HOME
Jan. 23 Tue. 7:30 PM Fisk University HOME
Jan. 27 Sat 7:30 PM Pensacola Christian College Pensacola, FL
Jan. 29 Mon 7:00 PM Washington Adventist HOME
Jan. 30 Tue. 7:00 PM Champion Christian HOME
Feb. 2 Fri 7:00 PM* Crown College Powell, TN
Feb. 3 Sat 3:00 PM* Johnson University Knoxville, TN
Feb. 9 Fri 8:00 PM Kentucky Christian HOME
Feb. 10 Sat 2:00 PM Simmons College HOME
Feb. 16 Fri 8:00 PM Georgia Northwestern HOME
Feb. 17 Sat 1:00 PM Crown College HOME
Feb. 28- Mar. 3 Wed-Sat TBA ACCA National Tournament Joplin, MO

Roster

NUMBER NAME CLASS POSITION HEIGHT HOME TOWN
0 Newman Ward Sophomore
Center
6’8″ Westfield, IN
1 Shivonta Perry Sophomore
Guard
6’0″ Gallatin, TN
2 Nahjee Rumph Sophomore
Guard
5’11 Jackson, TN
3 JT Jones Senior
Guard
5’11 Atlanta, GA
4 Chris Thompson Junior
Guard
5’10 Chattanooga, TN
10 Luke Charlton Sophomore
Guard
5’8″ Nashville, TN
11 Erick Wilson Sr. Senior
Forward
6’3″ Nashville, TN
20 Justin Scott Sophomore
Guard
6’2″ Raleigh, NC
21 Chris Simon Senior
Forward
6’6 Atlanta, GA
22 Blake Stidham Sophomore
Forward
6’3 Hamilton, AL
23 Zack Crank Freshman
Forward
6’2″ South Roxana, IL
30 Matthew Barnett Freshman
Guard
5’10” Jonesboro, Arkansas
32 Reese Bell Freshman
Forward
6’2″ Pleasant View, TN
35 Tyler Justice Freshman
Forward
6’6 Greenville, NC
13 Brenton Driscoll Freshman
Center
6’8″ Chico, CA

 

Head Coach: Greg Fawbush
Assistant Coach: Milik Mimms & Carson Outlaw
Assistant Coach: Carson Outlaw
Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush

Coach Greg Fawbush

Mr. Greg Fawbush, accomplished coach, athletic director, and Free Will Baptist pastor, has been named Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach at Welch College, according to President Matt Pinson. Fawbush fills the vacancies left by interim Men’s Basketball Coach Donnie Stevanus, who resigned in March, and outgoing Athletic Director Gary Turner, who, in transition to retirement, will continue to teach in and administer the Exercise Science degree and associated academic programs.

Since graduating from Welch College in 1995, Fawbush has ministered in a wide range of roles within the Free Will Baptist denomination. Early in his career, Fawbush served as a youth pastor, coach, and teacher. Most recently, he has served as Director of Athletic and Coaching Services at the 700-student-strong Seffner Christian Academy in Seffner, FL, and as Pastor of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Dover, FL.

During his 21-year tenure at Seffner Christian, Fawbush served in the athletic department and taught Senior Bible. He is well-known in South Florida for his successful high school basketball coaching career, with a record of 379-135. Fawbush led his program to four state tournament appearances, including two state runner-up finishes. He has been named Coach of the Year multiple times, both in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida.

As Director of Coaching and Athletic Services, he played an instrumental role in developing Seffner Christian’s athletic program as a noted force in the state of Florida. In that role he administered 29 teams and managed 47 coaches.

“Mr. Fawbush’s exceptional service at Seffner Christian Academy and ministry in the churches display his commitment to seeing God’s work successfully done, a heart for serving others, and a love for the Free Will Baptist Church,” Pinson said.

“We’ve watched him, from an academic standpoint, receive the highest marks from his professors in Welch’s new M.A. program in theology and ministry. His record as an outstanding preacher and minister who combines Christian worldview scholarship, a 21-year athletic career, and a winning coaching record in Christian education is a great combination for our mission here at Welch.”

Fawbush stated, “I look forward to returning to my alma mater to serve Welch as Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach. I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to support Welch as a representative in Free Will Baptist churches and Christian schools—and in the college’s new community in Sumner County.”

Women’s Basketball

2017-18 Schedule

DATE DAY TIME OPPONENT LOCATION RESULTS SCORE
Oct. 27 Fri 6:00 PM Pensacola Christian HOME    
Nov. 10 Fri 6:00 PM Piedmont University HOME    
Nov. 11 Sat 11:00 AM  Alice Lloyd College HOME
Nov. 16 Thur TBA  KCU Tournament Grayson, KY
Nov. 17 Fri TBA  KCU Tournament Grayson, KY
Nov. 18 Sat TBA  KCU Tournament Grayson, KY
Nov. 28 Tue 6:00 PM  Rhodes College HOME
Dec. 2 Sat 3:00 PM Crowley’s Ridge Paragould, AR
Dec. 8 Fri 2:00 PM  GNTC Tournament Rossville, GA
Dec. 9 Sat TBA  GNTC Tournament Rossville, GA
Jan. 8 Mon 6:00 PM Simmons College HOME 
Jan. 9 Tue 5:00 PM  Sewanee University HOME 
Jan. 13 Sat 2:00 PM*  Judson College Marion, AL
Jan. 15 Mon 4:00 PM  Crowley’s Ridge HOME    
Jan. 19 Fri 6:00 PM  Florida College HOME    
Jan. 20 Sat 12:00 PM  Johnson University HOME
Jan. 22 Mon 6:00 PM Simmons College Away
Jan. 27 Sat 5:30 PM  Pensacola Christian College Pensacola, FL
Feb. 3 Sat 1:00 PM*  Johnson University Knoxville, TN
Feb. 9 Fri 6:00 PM  Kentucky Christian HOME     
Feb. 10 Sat 12:00 PM Judson College HOME
Feb. 13 Tue 6:00 PM  Rhodes College Memphis, TN
Feb. 15 Thurs 6:00 PM Oakwood University HOME    
Feb. 16 Fri 6:00 PM Georgia Northwestern HOME    
Feb. 20 Tue 6:00 PM Oakland City University HOME     
Feb. 28-Mar. 3 TBA  ACCA Tournament Joplin, MO

Roster

# Name Class Position Height Home Town
3 Kendal Ryan Freshman Guard 5’6″ Ina, IL
11 Michelle Bigelow Sophomore Forward 5’6″ Petaluma, CA
12 Claire Ryan Senior Guard/Forward 5’7″ Ina, IL
22 Chelsea Holesapple Sophomore Guard/Forward 5’6 Koshkonong, MO
23 Caitlyn Braxton Junior Guard/Forward 5’10” Greenville, NC
24 Karlee Alberty Junior Guard/Forward 5’10” Chouteau, OK
33 Kennedy White Senior Forward 5’7″ Plain City, OH
44 Morgan Riffey Sophomore Guard/Forward 5’7″ Bristol, TN
 20  Riley Bell  Freshman  Guard  5’6″  Joelton, TN
 32  Avery Jones  Sophomore  Forward  5’8″  Owasso, OK

 

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Katie Bryan
Assistant Coach: Leslie Nichols
Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush
Athletic Trainer: Chris Snoddy
President: Dr. J. Matthew Pinson

Meet Coach Katie Bryan

Katie Bryan, assistant women’s basketball coach, has been named head coach of the Welch College Lady Flames basketball team. Miss Bryan graduated from Welch in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Biology, then transitioned into the nursing program Welch has with Belmont University.

Katie graduated in 2014 as a registered nurse with a B.S.N. degree from Belmont. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is currently employed in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Coach Bryan said, “My love of basketball came at an early age from playing in middle school, high school, and as a freshman at King University in Bristol, Tennessee.” After playing at Welch, she shared coaching duties with her father, Larry Bryan, before being named head coach for the 2016-2017 season.

“I am excited to further the disciplines of the Lady Flames as basketball players, but also in their daily walk with Jesus Christ. I want to continue building a program that will represent the college and our Lord in a positive way and to attract other students to Welch,” exclaimed Bryan.

Cross Country

2017-18 Schedule

DATE DAY TIME RACE HOST LOCATION
Sep. 1 Fri 6:00 PM Tusculum College Tusculum, TN
Sep. 23 Sat 8:00 AM Austin Peay University Clarksville, TN
Sep. 30 Sat 8:00 AM Maryville College Maryville, TN
Oct. 27 Fri 8:00 AM ACCA Open Jolin, MO

NAME YEAR HOME TOWN
Jake Gates Freshman Pleasant View, TN
Andrew Deel Junior Antioch, TN
Eli Nettles Freshman Wentzville, MO

 

Head Coach: Matthew Bracey
Athletic Trainer: Chris Snoddy
Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush

Coach Matthew Bracey

Matthew Bracey, a 2008 graduate of Welch College, received an M.T.S. from Beeson Divinity School and a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He began working for Welch in 2013, where he serves as Vice Provost and teaches courses in law, theology, and history. He has also co-edited and contributed to two books and written a number of scholarly and popular articles.

In addition, Bracey is the Cross Country Coach. Bracey has run several marathons, including, most recently, the Mercedes-Benz Marathon and the Walt Disney World Marathon. He has also run numerous smaller races, winning his age category in a recent 5k. For students interest, contact Coach Bracey at the email or telephone number above.

2015-16 Schedule

DATE DAY TIME RACE HOST LOCATION
Sep. 1 Fri 6:00 PM Tusculum College Tusculum, TN
Sep. 23 Sat 8:00 AM Austin Peay University Clarksville, TN
Sep. 30 Sat 8:00 AM Maryville College Maryville, TN

Coach Barry Simpson

Coach Barry Simpson was born in Kansas City, KS and raised in Shawnee, KS, a suburb of Kansas City.  After graduating from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 1977, he served 4 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps.  He attended Welch College from 1981-1986 graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Pastoral Administration.  He served on the pastoral staff of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton, TN for 22 years (1984-2006), 16 of which as Senior Pastor.  He served as Director of Development for 4 years (2007-2010) at Free Will Baptist International Mission in Nashville, TN.

Currently, Simpson resides in Joelton, TN with his wife Jena Carrington Simpson.

The Simpsons have two sons and two grandchildren.

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