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Individual Pass – $50
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Adult – $5
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5 and Under – FREE
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Men’s Basketball

2019-20 Schedule Flames Basketball

DAY DATE TEAM TIME
Friday 11/1 Trinity College of Florida 7:30 PM
Saturday 11/2 Pensacola Christian College 7:00 PM
Thursday 11/7 @Rhema Bible College 7:30 PM
Friday 11/8 @Southwestern Adventist (at Rhema Bible College)  3:00 PM
Saturday 11/9 @Bacone College (at Rhema Bible College) 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11/12 Crown College 7:00 PM
Friday 11/15 Crowley’s Ridge College 8:00 PM
Saturday 11/16 @Oakland City University 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11/19 @Campbellsville University-Somerset 6:00 PM
Saturday 11/23 @College of the Ozarks 1:00 PM
Tuesday 11/26 Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg 7:00 PM
Saturday 12/7 @Pensacola Christian College 7:30 PM
Monday 12/16 @Montreat College 1:00 PM
Thursday 1/9 @Johnson of Florida 8:00 PM
Friday 1/10 @Bob Jones University (at Johnson of Florida) 4:00 PM
Saturday 1/11 @Grace University (at Johnson of Florida) 4:00 PM
Tuesday 1/14 @Crown College 5:00 PM
Thursday 1/16 Appalachian Bible College 6:00 PM
Friday 1/17 Simmons College 8:00 PM
Saturday 1/18 Boyce College 2:00 PM
Tuesday 1/21 @Johnson University Knoxville 6:30 PM
Thursday 1/23 @Boyce College 5:00 PM
Friday 1/24 Rhema Bible College 7:30 PM
Saturday 1/25 Great Lakes Christian College 3:00 PM
Friday 1/31 @Grace University 7:00 PM
Saturday 2/1 @Great Lakes  Christian College 2:00 PM
Tuesday 2/4 Campbellsville University-Somerset 6:30 PM
Tuesday 2/11 @Simmons College 6:00 PM
Saturday 2/15 Johnson University 3:00 PM
Tuesday 2/18 @Appalachian Bible College 5:00 PM
Saturday 2/22 @Crowley’s Ridge College 3:00 PM
Thursday 2/27 NCCAA Regional Tournament @ Welch College TBA
Friday 2/28 NCCAA Regional Tournament @ Welch College TBA
Saturday 2/29 NCCAA Regional Tournament @ Welch College TBA
Thurs-Sat 3/12-14 National Tournament TBA


*HOME GAMES in bold
**All times listed are Central Time

Head Coach & Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush

2018-19 Combined Home Schedule

DAY DATE TEAM TIME
Friday 10/26 Florida College (M) 7:00 PM
Saturday 10/27 Pensacola Christian College (W) 5:00 PM
Saturday 10/27 Pensacola Christian College (M) 7:00 PM
Tuesday 11/6 Asbury University (W) 5:30 PM
Tuesday 11/6 Asbury University (M) 7:30 PM
Friday 11/9 Alice Lloyd College (W) 6:00 PM
Friday 11/9 Alice Lloyd College (M) 8:00 PM
Tuesday 11/27 Crowley’s Ridge College (W) 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11/27 Crowley’s Ridge College (M) 7:00 PM
Saturday 12/1 College of the Ozark (W) 1:00 PM
Saturday 12/1 College of the Ozark (M) 3:00 PM
Saturday 12/8 Bethel University (M) 3:00 PM
Friday 12/7 Webster University (W) 5:00 PM
Saturday 12/8 Bethel University (W) 1:00 PM
Saturday 1/12 Johnson University (W) 2:00 PM
Saturday 1/12 Johnson University (M) 4:00 PM
Tuesday 1/15 Judson University (W) 4:00 PM
Tuesday 1/15 Crown College (M) 6:30 PM
Friday 1/18 Kentucky Christian University (W) 5:30 PM
Friday 1/18 Kentucky Christian University (M) 7:30 PM
Friday 1/25 Grace University (W) 6:00 PM
Friday 1/25 Grace University (M) 8:00 PM
Saturday 1/26 Crowley’s Ridge College (W) 3:00 PM
Saturday 1/26 Crowley’s Ridge College (M) 5:00 PM
Thursday 2/7 Georgia Northwestern Tech (W) 5:30 PM
Tuesday 2/12 Boyce College (M) 7:00 PM

Roster

# NAME CLASS POSITION HEIGHT HOME TOWN
0 Newman Ward Junior
Center
6’8″ Westfield, IN
1 Spencer Smith Sophomore
Guard
6’0″ Goodlettsville, TN
2 Kaleb France Freshman
Guard
5’10 Whitehouse, TN
3 Luke Charlton Junior
Guard
5’8 Nashville, TN
4 Chris Thompson Senior
Guard
5’10 Chattanooga, TN
10 Jonathan Pelleaux Sophomore
Guard
6’0″ Smyrna, TN
20 Marlon Mitchell Sophomore
Forward
6’0″ Gallatin, TN
21 Micah McClintock Sophomore
Forward
6’5 Alma, GA
23 Bryant Reynolds Freshman
Forward
6’3″ Whitehouse, TN
30 Matthew Barnett Sophomore
Guard
5’10” Pocohontas, AR
35 Tyler Justice Sophomore
Forward
6’7″ Greenville, NC

 

Head Coach: Greg Fawbush
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

2019-20 Schedule Lady Flames Basketball

DAY DATE TEAM TIME
Tuesday 11/12 @Martin Methodist College 6:00 PM
Friday 11/15 Crowley’s Ridge College 6:00 PM
Saturday 11/16 Midway University 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11/19 Asbury University 6:00 PM
Saturday 11/23 @Harris-Stowe State University 2:00 PM
Monday 11/25 @Oakland City University 1:00 PM
Tuesday 11/26 Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg 5:00 PM
Saturday 12/7 @Pensacola Christian College 5:00 PM
Monday 12/16 @Alice Lloyd College 1:00 PM
Thursday 1/9 @Johnson University Florida 6:00 PM
Friday 1/10 @Bob Jones University (at Johnson University Florida) 2:00 PM
Saturday 1/11 @ Grace University (at Johnson University of Florida) 2:00 PM
Tuesday 1/14 Martin Methodist College 6:00 PM
Thursday 1/16 Alice Lloyd College 4:00 PM
Friday 1/17 Simmons College 6:00 PM
Saturday 1/18 @Judson College 2:00 PM
Tuesday 1/21 @Johnson University Knoxville 4:30 PM
Friday 1/24 Rhema Bible College 5:30 PM
Saturday 1/25 Great Lakes Christian College 1:00 PM
Tuesday 1/28 @Asbury University 5:00 PM
Friday 1/31 @Grace University 5:00 PM
Saturday 2/1 @Great Lakes Christian College 12:00 PM
Saturday 2/8 @Saint Mary-of-the Woods College 2:00 PM
Tuesday 2/11 @Simmons College 4:00 PM
Friday 2/14 Judson College 5:30 PM
Saturday 2/15 Johnson University 1:00 PM
Thursday 2/20 Midway University 7:00 PM
Saturday 2/22 @Crowley’s Ridge College 1:00 PM


*HOME GAMES in bold
**All times listed are Central Time

Head Coach: Katie Bryan
Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush

2019-20 Combined Home Schedule

DAY DATE TEAM TIME
Friday 11/1 Trinity College of Florida (M) 7:30 PM
Saturday 11/2 Pensacola Christian College (M) 7:00 PM
Tuesday 11/12 Crown College (M) 7:00 PM
Friday 11/15 Crowley’s Ridge College (W) 6:00 PM
Friday 11/15 Crowley’s Ridge College (M) 8:00 PM
Saturday 11/16 Midway University (W) 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11/19 Asbury University (W) 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11/26 Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg (W) 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11/26 Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg (M) 7:00 PM
Tuesday 1/14 Martin Methodist College (W) 6:00 PM
Thursday 1/16 Alice Lloyd College (W) 4:00 PM
Thursday 1/16 Appalachian Bible College (M) 6:00 PM
Friday 1/17 Simmons College (W) 6:00 PM
Friday 1/17 Simmons College (M) 8:00 PM
Saturday 1/18 Boyce College (M) 2:00 PM
Friday 1/24 Rhema Bible College (W) 5:30 PM
Friday 1/24 Rhema Bible College (M) 7:30 PM
Saturday 1/25 Great Lakes Christian College (W) 1:00 PM
Saturday 1/25 Great Lakes Christian College (M) 3:00 PM
Tuesday 2/4 Campbellsville University-Somerset (M) 6:30 PM
Friday 2/14 Judson College (W) 5:30 PM
Saturday 2/15 Johnson University (M) 1:00 PM
Saturday 2/15 Johnson University (W) 3:00 PM

2019-20 Combined Home Schedule

DAY DATE TEAM TIME
Friday 11/1 Trinity College of Florida (M) 7:30 PM
Saturday 11/2 Pensacola Christian College (M) 7:00 PM
Tuesday 11/12 Crown College (M) 7:00 PM
Friday 11/15 Crowley’s Ridge College (W) 6:00 PM
Friday 11/15 Crowley’s Ridge College (M) 8:00 PM
Saturday 11/16 Midway University (W) 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11/19 Asbury University (W) 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11/26 Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg (W) 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11/26 Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg (M) 7:00 PM
Tuesday 1/14 Martin Methodist College (W) 6:00 PM
Thursday 1/16 Alice Lloyd College (W) 4:00 PM
Thursday 1/16 Appalachian Bible College (M) 6:00 PM
Friday 1/17 Simmons College (W) 6:00 PM
Friday 1/17 Simmons College (M) 8:00 PM
Saturday 1/18 Boyce College (M) 2:00 PM
Friday 1/24 Rhema Bible College (W) 5:30 PM
Friday 1/24 Rhema Bible College (M) 7:30 PM
Saturday 1/25 Great Lakes Christian College (W) 1:00 PM
Saturday 1/25 Great Lakes Christian College (M) 3:00 PM
Tuesday 2/4 Campbellsville University-Somerset (M) 6:30 PM
Friday 2/14 Judson College (W) 5:30 PM
Saturday 2/15 Johnson University (M) 1:00 PM
Saturday 2/15 Johnson University (W) 3:00 PM

#

NAME CLASS POSITION

HEIGHT

HOME TOWN

1

Abby Bragg Freshman Guard

5’7””

Senoia, GA

3

Kendal Ryan Sophomore Guard

5’6”

Ina, IL

10

Deserae Munson Freshman Guard

5’4”

Gallatin, TN

11

Abigail Scott Freshman Guard

5’5”

Raleigh, NC

12

Lauren Batey Freshman Guard

5’6”

Cross Plains, TN

14

Hope Flournoy Freshman Forward

5’9”

Clarksville, TN

20

Tori Welch Freshman Guard

5’7”

Russellville, AL

21

Alexis Saunders Junior Forward

5’7”

Dover, TN

22

Avery Jones Junior Forward

5’8”

Owasso, OK

23

Caitlyn Braxton Senior Guard

5’6”

Greenville, NC

24

Karlee Alberty Senior Forward

5’8”

Owasso, OK

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.

Women’s Soccer

2019-20 Schedule Lady Flames Soccer

DATE DAY TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
August 31 Saturday 2:00 PM Florida College Home
September 3 Tuesday 2:00 PM Judson Home
September 7 Saturday 11:00 AM Mississippi College of Women Home
September 10 Tuesday 2:00 PM @Oakland University Away
September 13 Friday 4:00 PM Grace University Home
September 14 Thursday 12:00 PM Trinity Bible College Home
September 21 Saturday 2:00 PM @Midway University Away
September 24 Tuesday 3:00 PM Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Home
September 28 Saturday 2:00 PM @Florida College Away
October 3 Thursday 4:00 PM @Judson College Away
October 5 Saturday 2:00 PM @Johnson University Away
October 12 Saturday 1:00 PM @Mississippi College of Women Away
October 14 Monday 1:00 PM Pikeville College Home

2019-20 Schedule Lady Flames Volleyball

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
August 31 11:00 AM Alice Lloyd College Home
August 31 3:00 PM Cleveland State Home
September 14 11:00 AM Crowley’s Ridge College Home
September 14 3:00 PM UC-Clermont Home
September 16 5:00 PM @Crown College Away
September 21 11:00 AM @Appalachian Bible College Away
September 28 11:00 AM @Johnson University Away
October 5 1:00 PM @Crowley’s Ridge College Away
October 10 6:30 PM Crown College Home
October 12 11:00 AM Judson College Home
October 12 3:00 PM Johnson University Home
October 25 3:00 PM @Judson College Away
October 26 3:00 PM @Pensacola Christian
at Pensacola Christian
Away
October 26 5:00 PM @Trinity Baptist College
at Pensacola Christian
Away
October 31 6:30 PM Appalachian Bible College Home
November 2 11:00 AM @UC-Clermont Tri-Match Away
November 2 12:00 PM @TBD at UC-Clermont Away
November 9 11:00 AM @Alice Lloyd College Tri-Match Away
November 9 12:00 PM @TBD at Alice Lloyd College Away
November 14 TBA Regionals at Boyce College Away

Roster

# 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.”

2019-20 Schedule Flames Soccer

DATE DAY TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
August 31 Saturday 4:00 PM Florida College Home
September 7 Saturday 1:00 PM Mississippi College of Women Home
September 10 Tuesday 4:00 PM @Oakland University Away
September 13 Thursday 2:00 PM Johnson University Home
September 14 Saturday 2:00 PM Great Lakes  Home
September 17 Tuesday 4:00 PM Crown College Home
September 21 Saturday 1:00 PM Emory Henry College Home
September 24 Tuesday 5:00 PM Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Home
September 27 Friday 4:00 PM @Trinity Christian College Away
September 28 Saturday 4:00 PM @Florida College Away
October 8 Tuesday 4:00 PM @Crown College Away
October 12 Saturday 2:00 PM @Mississippi College of Women Away
October 14 Monday 3:00 PM Pikeville College Home
October 18 Friday TBA @Great Lakes Away
October 19 Saturday TBA @Grace Christian Away

Cross Country

2018 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.

2018-2019 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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