Faulkner University

Faulkner University is a private Christian university in Montgomery, Alabama. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university was founded in 1942 by Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer as Montgomery Bible School. In 1953 the school's name was changed to Alabama Christian College (ACC). In 1965, the college was moved to its present location on Atlanta Highway. The year 1975 marked the beginning of the school's satellite campuses in Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham. In 1985, the school was renamed Faulkner University in honor of Dr. James H. Faulkner Sr., a longtime supporter and chairman of the board.

Faulkner University
MottoFor God and For You
AffiliationChurches of Christ
Endowment$19.1 million[1]
PresidentMichael D. Williams
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

32°23′8″N 86°13′2″W
CampusUrban, 74 acres (0.30 km2)
ColorsBlue, White[2]
MSC (football only)


Faulkner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, a doctorate in humanities, a doctorate in biblical studies, and juris doctor degrees.[3]


The Faulkner Eagles is the athletic name of the teams that compete for Faulkner University. Faulkner participates in the NAIA. Sports for men include baseball, basketball, football, golf and soccer. Sports for women include basketball, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.[4] Most sports participate within the Southern States Athletic Conference, while football participates in the Mid-South Conference's sun division, starting with the 2016 season.[5][6] Faulkner formerly also competed in the NCCAA, winning the national championship in baseball in 2001.[7]

Notable alumni and faculty


Graduate programs


Faulkner operates the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, with between 200 and 300 students.[10][11] The school of law was provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association in 2006, and fully accredited in 2009.[12]


The Kearley Graduate School of Theology, which opened the fall of 2013, offers students Masters of Arts degrees in Biblical Theology,[13] as well as a low-residency PhD in Biblical Studies.[14]


Faulkner University is one of a handful of high-learning institutions in the United States that still teaches from the canon of literature known as the Great Books of the Western World. Students attending Faulkner University are able to obtain a low-residency Master's degree or a PhD in the Humanities through the university’s Honors College.[15][16]

See also


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  2. Faulkner 2015 Brand Standards & Guidelines (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 30, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  3. "sacs members" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011.
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  5. Wilson, Michael (February 25, 2016). "Local teams officially join Mid-South football conference". The Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  6. "Members". Thesunconference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  7. "Faulkner announces resignation of football coach, athletic director Brent Barker". June 12, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  8. "BRIGHT, Bobby Neal, Sr., (1952 – )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
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  10. "Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law". National Jurist. Archived from the original on March 25, 2017.
  11. Zaretsky, Staci (July 24, 2015). "Lafayette Movie Theater Gunman Was A Law School Graduate". Above the Law. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016.
  12. "Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law". Law School Admission Council. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016.
  13. Matheny, J. Randal. "Faulkner University Forms New Graduate School of Theology, Honors F. Furman Kearley". Brotherhood News. Archived from the original on July 10, 2017.
  14. "Faulkner University". Education Corner. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017.
  15. "Master of Arts in Humanities". Faulkner University. Archived from the original on July 7, 2017.
  16. "Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities". Faulkner University. Archived from the original on November 8, 2016.
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