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Al Carper

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Division of Management
School of Business

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Education

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

Courses

  • Business Spreadsheet Analysis (BA 109)
  • Corporate Finance (Fin 201)
  • Personal & Ministry Finance (Fin 211)

About Al

Al Carper holds an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University and for over 38 years, 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, for over 20 years he served 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 recalled to active-duty for two years 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 efficiency of BJU. He loves teaching and working with his students as they prepare themselves to serve in the “ministry of business.” In addition, Al serves as the Program Coordinator for BJU's Army and Air Force ROTC programs. Al was married for forty years to Jonna Carper who taught for BJU’s School of Education and they had three children and nine grandchildren. Jonna passed away in 2017 and Al is now married to Dr. Lesa Carper who retired in 2020 from teaching for BJU's School of Education.

In addition to teaching business, Al uses his experience by promoting Christ in several ways:  He is actively involved with his home church, Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, SC where he and Lesa teach the Young Families Sunday School class. Because of their experiences in losing loved ones through death, Al and Lesa lead a GriefShare ministry to help others process grief in a biblical way.  Al also serves as a member of the executive board of Frontline Missions International which has as its mission “advancing the Gospel in the world’s difficult places.”