Opening its doors as Bob Jones College in College Point, Florida, in 1927, and continuing in such a role in Cleveland, Tennessee, from 1933 to 1947, the school became a university when it relocated to South Carolina in 1947. Founded by world-renowned evangelist Dr. Bob Jones Sr., the university is guided by its mission statement: "Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christ-like character that is Scripturally-disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming, and focused above." The 210-acre Greenville campus has a student body numbering more than 4,200 students from every state and 50 foreign countries.
About the Author
A four-year navy veteran, Bob A. Nestor attended Bob Jones University his freshman year and later completed a bachelor of arts degree at Calvin College and a master's degree at Fresno State University. After teaching a number of years in Michigan and California, he and his wife, Peggy, joined the Bob Jones University faculty in 1977, where they taught for several years. Currently a writing consultant at Greenville Technical College, Nestor is the author of Images of Baseball: Baseball in Greenville and Spartanburg and Pride of Pageland: The Story of One of Baseball's Greatest Pitchers.