- Gary L. Carter, Senior Vice President for Business and Financial Services
- Jerry N. Tidwell, Senior Vice President for University Relations and Athletics
- Dr. Jerry N. Tidwell serves as the Senior Vice President of University Relations at Union University in Jackson Tennessee.
He is best known across the Southern Baptist Convention as the author of Outreach Teams That Win: GROW! which has been,
or is being used in over 8,000 churches throughout the United States and other countries. Dr. Tidwell is a native of
North Alabama where he received his B.S. degree from the University of North Alabama majoring in Secondary Education.
Before surrendering to the ministry, he was a High School football coach in North Alabama. Dr. Tidwell received his Master
of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987 and his Doctor of Ministry at Southwestern in 1990.
He is the former Senior Pastor of West Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee and most recently was the Senior Pastor of
Ellendale Baptist Church, in Bartlett Tennessee, before coming to Union. He has served churches in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee.
Dr. Tidwell served as President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention from 1999-2000. He also served on the Executive Committee of
the Southern Baptist Convention and the Board of the Southern Baptist Foundation. Dr. Tidwell served on the
Board of Trustees of Union University for over ten years where he was Chairman of the Board in 2001-2002. He is married to
Kathy Snow Tidwell and they have two daughters: Chrissy and Cassy .
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