Dr. Barkev Trachian
Vice President for Advancement
Being born in Aleppo, Syria, of Armenian missionary parents and being saved at the age of seven gave Dr. Trachian a very early experience of the mission field. After attending the American University of Beirut on a Rockefeller scholarship and earning a B.A. degree in English, he enrolled at Bob Jones University, where he earned an M.A. degree in Christian Education and a Ph. D. degree in Church Administration. He has also received College Board Certificates from Institutes at Harvard University and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at BJU, Dr. Trachian met and married Paulette Mullis, a professor of Home Economics with a B.S. degree from BJU and an M. S. degree from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Trachian has served as Registrar and Academic Dean at Faithway Baptist College in Memphis, Michigan and at Baptist University of America in Decatur, Georgia, as well as Dean of Men and Registrar at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served as President of Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, Tennessee for twelve years. He has served as a member of the Georgia Governor’s Committee on Private Post-Secondary Education and as a member and interim Chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission. He currently serves as a member of the TRACS Accreditation Commission.
Dr. Trachian was licensed to preach the Gospel and ordained as a deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church. He currently serves as a deacon at Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His primary hobby is playing the violin. The Trachian's have four children and seven grandchildren. Dr. Trachian enjoys promoting PIU and investing in men and women with a passion for God’s work.
B.A. The American University of Beirut
M.A. Bob Jones University
Ph.D. Bob Jones University
Member of TRACS Accreditation Commission
Member & Chair Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Publications / Papers
"Contemporary Theological Issues,” a paper presented at the GARBC National Convention, June 2010
“Is Change Biblical?” VOICE (March/ April 2008) 15-18
“An analysis of the Traditional Seminary Curriculum,” a paper presented at the Bible Faculty Leadership Summit, August 2000
Contact Dr. Trachian
Office: Stevens Hall (Second Floor)