Dr. Charles A. Fowler, the 23rd president of Carson-Newman University, was elected unanimously on June 7, 2019. The Corinth, Miss.-native is a graduate of Union University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Mississippi State University. Prior to beginning his service at Carson-Newman, he served as Senior Pastor of Germantown Baptist Church in Germantown, TN. Prior to that, he served in various senior administrative roles at Union University in Jackson, TN.
Dr. Fowler has served on the Board of Trustees for several organizations, including Baptist Memorial Healthcare System, Union University, Blue Mountain College, The John Dustin Buckman Charitable Trust and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
He is also a published author. His most recent book chapter contribution was R. G. Lee: Rhetorical Artistry in the Pulpit published in A Legacy of Preaching: Historical and Theological Introductions. Dr. Fowler has also edited two books — Reclaiming the Gospel at Home for Men and Reclaiming the Gospel at Home for Women.
Dr. Fowler has been married to his college sweetheart, Sandra, for 37 years. They have two daughters — Anna (Justin) who reside in Jefferson City, TN and Sarah (Bryan) who reside in Jonesboro, AR. Dr. Fowler and Sandra are blessed to enjoy three grandchildren — Charlie, Lucy and Fowler.