Dr. Bob Jones III
Dr. Bob Jones III attended Bob Jones Academy and Bob Jones University, receiving the bachelor of arts and the master of arts degrees. He took additional graduate work at Northwestern University and New York University and holds honorary doctorates from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, Minn.; San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary, Calif.; and Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, Wisc.
During his professional career, Dr. Jones has served in numerous capacities at Bob Jones University, including those of speech teacher, assistant dean of men, assistant to the president, and vice president. In 1971, Dr. Jones was appointed president of BJU, following his grandfather and father in the presidency as well as in an evangelistic ministry. In 1998 he was appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Under the leadership of the three Drs. Jones, BJU has grown from a small college to a university that offers more courses and majors than any other Bible-believing Christian institution in the world. The University annually enrolls thousands of students from across the nation as well as approximately 40 foreign countries and territories.
An accomplished actor, Dr. Jones performs regularly in Shakespearean productions presented by the internationally recognized BJU Classic Players. He has also played several dramatic roles in Christian films produced by the university's motion-picture unit, Unusual Films.
He is president of the board of directors of the Gospel Fellowship Association and its mission board. He serves as chairman of the International Testimony to an Infallible Bible, which is an ad hoc committee of the World Congress of Fundamentalists, Incorporated. He is also chairman of the board of directors of the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Inc., which houses one of the most prestigious collections of religious art in America with 30 galleries containing over 400 paintings by the old masters.
He and his wife, Beneth, have three children.