Mrs. Lindsay Burks  teaches Concepts of Wellness at OBU at New Life Church.  Mrs. Burks has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Dietetics, and a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Dietetics. She earned all of her degrees at the University of Central Arkansas.  Mrs. Burks grew up in Hardy, Arkansas and moved to Conway in 2009. “I have a passion for holistic health and proper functional movement of the human body. I love Jesus, my husband (Aaron), and doing CrossFit.”

Mrs. Lindsay Burks teaches Concepts of Wellness at OBU at New Life Church.

Mrs. Burks has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Dietetics, and a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Dietetics. She earned all of her degrees at the University of Central Arkansas.

Mrs. Burks grew up in Hardy, Arkansas and moved to Conway in 2009. “I have a passion for holistic health and proper functional movement of the human body. I love Jesus, my husband (Aaron), and doing CrossFit.”

  Mrs. Joy “Chessie” Holmes  is a Conway resident and teaches Composition I, Composition II, World Literature, Contemporary World at OBU at NLC. She also serves as OBU at NLC Library Coordinator.  Mrs. Holmes has an undergraduate in English and History from Ouachita Baptist University. She has a master’s degree in English from Arkansas State University.  Mrs. Holmes has lived nearly 15 years in total overseas. She resided in Japan, Honduras, and England.  Mrs. Holmes has been teaching college since 2005 and has an impressive vintage hat collection.

Mrs. Joy “Chessie” Holmes is a Conway resident and teaches Composition I, Composition II, World Literature, Contemporary World at OBU at NLC. She also serves as OBU at NLC Library Coordinator.

Mrs. Holmes has an undergraduate in English and History from Ouachita Baptist University. She has a master’s degree in English from Arkansas State University.

Mrs. Holmes has lived nearly 15 years in total overseas. She resided in Japan, Honduras, and England.  Mrs. Holmes has been teaching college since 2005 and has an impressive vintage hat collection.

  Dr. Bethany Hicks  is a resident of Benton and teaches American Civilization and Western Civilization at OBU at NLC. She earned her undergraduate degree in History, German and Philosophy at Western Michigan University. After that, she went on to receive her Ph. D. in Modern European History from Michigan State University.  Dr. Hicks grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She first came to Arkansas five years ago to accept a position at Ouachita Baptist University, where she serves as current Assistant Professor of History and the Fulbright Program Advisor.  “I have been married to my husband, Cliff, for 10 years and we have three amazing children: Benjamin (9), Samuel (5) and Emma (3). I have traveled extensively in Europe; my family and I lived in Osnabrück, Germany for a year while I finished my dissertation research under a Fulbright IIE Grant.”

Dr. Bethany Hicks is a resident of Benton and teaches American Civilization and Western Civilization at OBU at NLC. She earned her undergraduate degree in History, German and Philosophy at Western Michigan University. After that, she went on to receive her Ph. D. in Modern European History from Michigan State University.

Dr. Hicks grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She first came to Arkansas five years ago to accept a position at Ouachita Baptist University, where she serves as current Assistant Professor of History and the Fulbright Program Advisor.

“I have been married to my husband, Cliff, for 10 years and we have three amazing children: Benjamin (9), Samuel (5) and Emma (3). I have traveled extensively in Europe; my family and I lived in Osnabrück, Germany for a year while I finished my dissertation research under a Fulbright IIE Grant.”

  Mr. Tyler Tarver  is the Director of Ouachita Baptist University at New Life Church. He has a wife named Amanda, and three kids with various names. He speaks at conferences across the state and nation on various topics related to teaching, administration, and technology. He has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube and 40,000 subscribers between his 2 channels.  He created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, where he helps students/teachers with math, tech, and an assortment of professional development needs. He's written 3 books and has been a teacher, facilitator, director, and principal. He has no relation to Denzel Washington.  

Mr. Tyler Tarver is the Director of Ouachita Baptist University at New Life Church. He has a wife named Amanda, and three kids with various names. He speaks at conferences across the state and nation on various topics related to teaching, administration, and technology. He has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube and 40,000 subscribers between his 2 channels.

He created and maintains TarverAcademy.com, where he helps students/teachers with math, tech, and an assortment of professional development needs. He's written 3 books and has been a teacher, facilitator, director, and principal. He has no relation to Denzel Washington.  

  Dr. Wyman Richardson  is a North Little Rock resident and teaches Bible Interpretation at OBU at NLC.  Dr. Richardson has a Bachelor of Arts in History that he earned at The University of South Carolina. He continued his education by completing a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Ministry at The Beeson Divinity School of Samford University.  “The earliest job I ever had was putting up tombstones that my Grandfather had sold. I’m a big Bob Dylan fan, and my cousin led Mickey Mantle to the Lord, (my cousin is Bobby Richardson, former NY Yankees 2nd baseman).”

Dr. Wyman Richardson is a North Little Rock resident and teaches Bible Interpretation at OBU at NLC.  Dr. Richardson has a Bachelor of Arts in History that he earned at The University of South Carolina. He continued his education by completing a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Ministry at The Beeson Divinity School of Samford University.

“The earliest job I ever had was putting up tombstones that my Grandfather had sold. I’m a big Bob Dylan fan, and my cousin led Mickey Mantle to the Lord, (my cousin is Bobby Richardson, former NY Yankees 2nd baseman).”

  Mrs. Lisette Washispack  is a Conway resident and spouse to Dr. Quentin Washispack. She teaches Personal Finance at OBU at NLC and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Mrs. Washispack earned her undergraduate degree in Commercial Banking/Finance  at Louisiana State University. She went on to receive her Master of Accountancy at University of Central Arkansas  Mrs. Washispack enjoys gardening, painting, sewing, reading, travelling with her family and church to China, cooking gumbo for her family and friends, and eating boiled crawfish every Mother’s Day.

Mrs. Lisette Washispack is a Conway resident and spouse to Dr. Quentin Washispack. She teaches Personal Finance at OBU at NLC and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mrs. Washispack earned her undergraduate degree in Commercial Banking/Finance  at Louisiana State University. She went on to receive her Master of Accountancy at University of Central Arkansas

Mrs. Washispack enjoys gardening, painting, sewing, reading, travelling with her family and church to China, cooking gumbo for her family and friends, and eating boiled crawfish every Mother’s Day.

  Dr. Quentin Washispack  is a Conway resident and teaches Introduction to Christian Ministry at OBU at NLC. Dr. Washispack goes by the familiar name “Dr. Q” here at OBU at NLC and also is a pastor at New Life Church.  Dr. Q received his undergraduate degree in industrial Engineering at Louisiana State University. He went on to complete his Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as his Doctorate of Ministry.  Dr. Q enjoys deer hunting with his cross bow, muzzle loading and modern gun, he loves Tony’s Chachere’s Creole Seasoning on everything he heats and is a big LSU fan. “All four of my children have attended the University of Arkansas. My wife and I graduated from LSU so we have a house divided!”

Dr. Quentin Washispack is a Conway resident and teaches Introduction to Christian Ministry at OBU at NLC. Dr. Washispack goes by the familiar name “Dr. Q” here at OBU at NLC and also is a pastor at New Life Church.

Dr. Q received his undergraduate degree in industrial Engineering at Louisiana State University. He went on to complete his Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as his Doctorate of Ministry.

Dr. Q enjoys deer hunting with his cross bow, muzzle loading and modern gun, he loves Tony’s Chachere’s Creole Seasoning on everything he heats and is a big LSU fan. “All four of my children have attended the University of Arkansas. My wife and I graduated from LSU so we have a house divided!”

  Mrs. Ann Gardner  teaches Fundamentals of Public Speaking at OBU at New Life Church.   Mrs. Gardner is also chair of the Communication Department at Central Baptist College in Conway. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Journalism and English from UCA and a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.   She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on and loves early Beatles music. Mrs. Gardner has a 14-year-old dog, Spotty, and a nosy black cat, Nellie Bly.

Mrs. Ann Gardner teaches Fundamentals of Public Speaking at OBU at New Life Church. 

Mrs. Gardner is also chair of the Communication Department at Central Baptist College in Conway. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Journalism and English from UCA and a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on and loves early Beatles music. Mrs. Gardner has a 14-year-old dog, Spotty, and a nosy black cat, Nellie Bly.

  Mr. Jamie Naramore  is a Benton resident and teaches Biblical Interpretation at OBU at NLC.  Mr. Naramore has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Ouachita Baptist University and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.    Jamie has served in multiple cross-cultural settings, and loves to mobilize people to fulfill the Great Commission within their individual callings.  He enjoys coffee, guacamole, Coldplay, and Notre Dame football.  But more than anything he loves spending time with his wife and three kids.

Mr. Jamie Naramore is a Benton resident and teaches Biblical Interpretation at OBU at NLC.  Mr. Naramore has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Ouachita Baptist University and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

Jamie has served in multiple cross-cultural settings, and loves to mobilize people to fulfill the Great Commission within their individual callings.  He enjoys coffee, guacamole, Coldplay, and Notre Dame football.  But more than anything he loves spending time with his wife and three kids.