Executive Vice President Emeritus
Dr. Bob Wood, executive vice president emeritus of Bob Jones University, served as the executive vice president of BJU for 29 years. Before coming to the University, he worked in the transportation industry.
Education and Work Experience
Born in Lawrenceville, Ga., Dr. Wood attended Georgia State University and Atlanta Bible College. In 1961 he joined the staff of Brown Transport Corporation of Atlanta as a sales representative becoming the third generation of his family to enter the transportation field. In 1972 Dr. Wood was named vice president of Brown Transport and served in that capacity until 1976, when he resigned to accept his administrative position at BJU.
For years Dr. Wood has been involved in many Christian organizations. An ordained minister, he served as pastor of Killian Hill Baptist Church in Lilburn, Ga., while continuing in the transportation business.
Dr. Wood is vice president of the Museum & Gallery at BJU and serves on the board of Gospel Fellowship Association, both located in Greenville. He is chairman of the board of Pinnacle Bank of South Carolina, also in Greenville. He is a member of the emeritus board of The Wilds Christian Association, Inc., headquartered in Taylors, S.C., and is on the board of the Woodlands Camp and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ga. He also serves on the Mainland Advisory Council of The Winds Christian Camp in Hilo, Hawaii.
As a member of the board of the Biblical Business Fellowship of Travelers Rest, he encourages businessmen to support and strengthen local churches and Christian ministries. Dr. Wood preaches frequently at churches and other Christian organizations throughout the country. In his role as executive vice president emeritus, he continues to keep a full schedule, handling numerous projects for the University, preaching and consulting. He is the author of Business the Bible Way, published by BJU Press.
Dr. Wood received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wis., in 1979.
He is married to Mary Cotter Wood, and they have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.