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Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee, has been the official college of the Free Will Baptist Denomination since 1942. To find out more information about the school, visit

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Josh Owens Resigns From Welch

After ten years as director of marketing and media, Josh Owens has announced his departure from Welch College, according to President Matt Pinson.

Over the past decade, Owens helped the college build a strong visual brand through print and digital designs. He helped lead the rebranding efforts after the college name change in 2012 and helped introduce the college to the Gallatin community during its relocation in 2017. He has overseen two website rebuilds and redesigns, the most recent taking place in 2021. In addition to print and digital work, he has helped oversee the college’s annual FORUM/Bible Conference since 2011.

“It’s hard to say goodbye to Josh,” Pinson said. “We love him. He’s been a part of the college, in one way or another, since he came as a student in 2003, and even at that time, with his landscaping business, he was working to improve the college’s image.”

“I am thankful for my time at Welch College,” Owens said. “President Pinson and the entire leadership team have trusted me to bring the Welch brand to life over the past ten years through a variety of print and digital designs. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to serve alongside many wonderful and talented people. As I look back over my time at Welch, it is evident God has been developing and preparing me to serve in this new role. I look forward to supporting and serving the college in new ways as they continue to educate leaders to serve Christ.”

Owens assumed his new role February 21 as digital user experience designer at HCA Healthcare, headquartered in Nashville.



Jeff Caudill to Serve as Marketing Operations Manager

Middle Tennessee pastor Jeff Caudill has been selected as marketing operations manager at Welch College, according to Daniel Webster, enrollment services director.

“I am so excited to announce Jeff’s appointment,” Webster said. “I’ve never had the opportunity to work closely with Jeff, but everyone who has speaks highly of his administrative abilities. With Jeff’s organizational skills and institutional knowledge, I believe this part-time position is a perfect fit. I am excited about the future marketing program at Welch.”

Caudill currently serves as executive pastor at Cofer’s Chapel in Nashville, a pastorate he has held since 2010. He plans to continue in this position. Before his time at Cofer’s Chapel, Jeff served at Welch for ten years (2000-2010), as director of enrollment services. Caudill holds two degrees, a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from Welch (1999) and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Trevecca University (2010).

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to be back on the Welch campus,” Jeff notes. “It is exciting to see how God in His providence has made it possible for me to take on the role of marketing operations manager while continuing to serve at Cofer’s Chapel. Welch College has always held a special place in my heart.”

Jeff has been married to Calisse for 41 years. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. The Caudills’ daughters and sons-in-law—Stephen and Rebekah Lopes, Joshua and Rachel Eidson—are all Welch alumni.


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