Central Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Preston Mayes will be joining the faculty beginning July 1, 2020. Dr. Mayes comes to Central after more than two decades of faithful and fruitful ministry at Maranatha Baptist University.

Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Dr. Mayes is a graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC (B.A., 1988; M.A., 1990), Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, PA (M.Div, 1995; Th.M., 2002), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL (Ph.D., 2012). Preston is married to Traci, his wife of thirty years, and they have four children. Preston enjoys bowling, water-skiing, and reading.

“Central has a long tradition of faithfulness to the Lord with an emphasis on both academic and practical aspects of ministry. I am excited to be a part of it and look forward to working alongside the faculty.”

Dr. Mayes joins a robust Old Testament department which includes Dr. Roy Beacham, our distinguished Senior Professor of Old Testament (Th.D. Grace Theological Seminary), and Dr. Charles McLain (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary), our Adjunct Professor of Old Testament.

Central Seminary continues to build a strong faculty of both full-time and adjunct professors. We are thankful for the way that God continues to provide. Please join us as we welcome Preston and Traci to the Central family!