Preston Mayes

Professor of Old Testament



Hebrew Grammar

Hebrew Reading and Exegesis

Old Testament Introduction

Old Testament Biblical Theology 1, Pentateuch, Historical Books, Poetry


Preston Mayes was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He served as professor of Old Testament at Maranatha Baptist University from 1998 to 2020. He and his wife Traci recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They have four children; three are married and one serves in the US Air Force. Preston enjoys water skiing, reading, and is an avid bowler. 


“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.”  


Professor of Old Testament


B.A., M.A., Bob Jones University
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield Ill.