John Weaver became the sixth president of Florida College on June 1, 2022. Formerly FC’s Academic Dean, Dr. Weaver has a rich heritage with Florida College.

I am grateful to be chosen as the sixth president of Florida College. As president, I can assure you that the college will remain firm to its foundation, allegiant to Jesus Christ, submissive to the pattern of sound teaching in the Holy Scriptures and committed to educating youth for service to God and neighbor.

-Dr. John B. Weaver

President of Florida College

Letter From The President

As I begin my tenure as the sixth president of Florida College, I am humbled and energized by the encouragement from students, alums, and friends across the country as I lead FC into its 76th year.

As is always the case with beginnings in life, a new president starts with what endures from the past: traditions, conventions, and legacies. It’s “building on the good,” as my grandfather, James R. Cope, would often say. I will continue to emphasize the mission of the College: teaching spiritual disciplines while educating young minds, developing loyalty to God’s Word in a Christ-centered community, and leading cross-shaped lives of sacrificial service in the world. These are our most important educational values and ventures. With my presidency, the pursuit of our mission will remain the same.

I look forward to seeing you on campus.

About President Weaver

Dr. Weaver was awarded his undergraduate degree Summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Weaver received an M.A. degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an MLIS degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. degree from Emory University. He has been a professor and senior administrator at several institutions over his 18-year career, also preaching and serving as a deacon in churches of Christ throughout this time. Weaver served as the Academic Dean at Florida College from January 2020 through May 2022.

Weaver has a rich heritage with Florida College. Following in the footsteps of his parents and grandparents, one of whom is James R. Cope, the second president of Florida College, Weaver was accepted into the Upper Division Bible program in the mid-90s.

John is married to Vivi (Washburn), an FC alum. The couple have five children, Josephine, Adela, Thessaly, Eben and Vionna.


Making four-year degrees more accessible, more affordable and more experiential

Providing students with enhanced needs on campus, including financial aid options

Connecting student body to broad opportunities and employable expertise

Leadership Team

Tom Hamilton, D.Min.

  • Provost & Vice President of Academics
  • Biblical Studies Faculty

Virginia Wickerham

  • Vice President of Enrollment

Mike Benson, Jr.

  • Dean of Students
  • Elementary Education Faculty

Phil Robertson

  • Associate Vice President of Advancement

Jamie Lewis

  • Vice President of Finance and Operations

John Weaver, Ph.D.

  • President of Florida College
  • Biblical Studies Faculty

Chase Teichmann

  • Athletic Director
  • Men’s Basketball Coach

Alyssa Johnson

  • Vice President of Information Technology

Adam Olson

  • VP of Advancement