Dr. James Walters Distinguished Professor Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Anonymous

Established: 2005

This scholarship was created in honor of Dr. James C. Walters, Distinguished Professor in the Division of Biblical Studies at John Brown University.  Dr. Walters began his career with John Brown University in 1968 as Director of Admissions.  In 1969 he joined the Division of Biblical Studies.  He was Chair of that division until 1997.

Dr. Walters received his Bachelor of Science degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of the Bible, Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Ministry from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.  During Walters’ 35 years at JBU, he counseled numerous students in pre-marital counseling and was privileged to perform nearly a hundred weddings.  He was recognized as Teacher of the Year 1979, 1986, and 2003. 

Dr. Walters’ love and concern for students was widely known.  He continues to hear from students from the earliest days of his teaching.  Although he taught many Bible classes, his favorites were Bible Doctrines and Christian Life.  Dr. Walters and his wife Lynda had been married for 47 years when Lynda went home to be with the Lord in 2012.  They have two married sons and four grandchildren.