Faculty

  • Dr. Derek Collins

    Dr. Collins is the Founder and President of GBI, as well as pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, AR since March 2001. Under his leadership, Gethsemane has become one of the most dynamic soul-winning churches in Northeast AR. Bro. Collins has earned a Doctorate degree in Theology, and is a popular Bible conference speaker. He enjoys studying God’s Word and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and his daughters, Gracey and Mary.
  • Dr. Don Robinson


    Dr. Robinson has served as pastor for over 45 years in three churches, most notably Trinity Baptist Church in Bradford, AR which he founded over 38 years ago. He remains an active and dedicated soul-winner. He holds a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling and, in addition to his ministerial duties, has pursued a long and distinguished career in teaching and Christian education, which he continues at GBI. He has written a number of books , but still manages to find ample time for his wife Benda, three children, and many grandchildren.
  • Dr. Tony Hutson

    Bro. Tony Hutson began teaching courses at GBI in 2011.  Bro. Hutson is the pastor of Middle Tennessee Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He founded the church in 1990 from a living room to the wonderful facilities on Richard Road.  The Lord has truly blessed this ministry.  Bro. Tony also travels across our nation most Mondays and Tuesdays in Revival meetings to help encourage the saints of God.  Be sure and check our website for new courses by Bro. Hutson in the future.
  • Dr. Jerry Ball

    Dr. Ball has a PhD in English from the University of Tennessee and has taught English for over 30 years in Arkansas, Tennessee and abroad. He has been at Arkansas State University since 1990 where he currently serves as Interim Chair of the Department of English and Philosophy. A long-time Christian educator, he now teaches English and Greek at GBI.
  • Dr. Hubert Lee

    Dr. Lee has been a pastor for over 55 years, serving God in eight churches in Arkansas and Illinois. He is a graduate of the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, AR, and is currently a member of Westview Baptist Church in Searcy, AR. He has been with GBI since its inception and teaches a range of courses. He enjoys serving God and spending time with his wife.