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Al Carper

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Division of Management
School of Business



  • MBA, Business, Queens University of Charlotte
  • BS, Management, Bob Jones University


About Al

Al Carper holds an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University and for over 30 years, he has taught in BJU’s School of Business sharing the skills he gained at a Fortune 500 business and later as a banker. In addition to teaching, he served his country as a business manager in the U.S. Navy’s Supply Corps rising to the rank of Commander before retiring in 2009.  While serving as a naval logistician he was hand-picked for a two-year recall to active duty to play key logistical roles in the Global War on Terror.  For the six years following his demobilization, he served as Bob Jones University’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, a role in which he was responsible for the overall operational control of BJU.  Having now returned to the classroom, he loves teaching finance and working with his students as they prepare themselves to serve in the “ministry of business.” 

Al’s wife, Jonna, teaches pre-service teachers in Bob Jones University’s School of Education and together they enjoy their time with their children and six grandchildren. Interestingly, in addition to Al and Jonna serving as educators, one of their daughters, daughter-in-law, and son-in-law are all high-school educators.   

In addition to teaching business, Al uses his experience by serving as an Elder / Pastor at Community Bible Church of Holly Springs, President of the Demonstrative Need Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance to students at fundamental Christian Colleges, member of the executive board of Frontline Missions International which has as its mission “advancing the Gospel in the world’s difficult places,” and as a board member for the State-Line Motorcycle Ministry.