Berean Baptist Academy currently employees over seventy employees in full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and administration. Each employee is a valued team member who contributes to the overall success of the Academy. Our team members are here to serve your family through your academic journey with BBA. 

DR. JACK FARMER

DR. JACK FARMER

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Jack Farmer has been the Head of School at Berean Baptist Academy since the 2014-2015 school year.

Dr. Farmer has served BBA in numerous roles since he first entered the classroom in the 2002-2003 academic year. He has taught the Bible, English, History, Life Science, Biology, Personal Finance, Technology, Speech, Physical Education, and Photography. After taking a year off to lead the Academy through accreditation, he is returning for his nineteenth year as the Head Baseball Coach and third year as the Cross Country Coach. He previously filled the High School Principal and Middle School Principal duties.

Dr. Farmer currently teaches an adult Sunday school class for Berean Baptist Church and, as an ordained minister, fulfills various pastoral duties in support of the pastoral staff. Additionally, he has served Berean Baptist Church as the Youth Pastor and Singles' Pastor. 

Bio/Education

MInBefore joining BBA, Dr. Farmer served as the Assistant Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Baumholder, Germany.

He also served as an Operations Sergeant, Infantry Squad Leader, Infantry Bradley Fighting Vehicle (IBFV) Commander, IBFV Gunner, Platoon Master Gunner, Communications and Electronics Section Chief, and as an Air Traffic Control Radar Systems Repair Technician in the United States Army from 1989 until 2002, when he was medically discharged for injuries suffered in the line of duty.

Dr. Farmer conducted his doctoral research on the challenges of poverty, single-parent homes, ethnic disparity, and the best practices for supporting at-risk students entering private schools through the various state voucher programs.

In addition, Dr. Farmer has completed the School Management and Leadership Certificate Program at Harvard University. The program is a joint effort of the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Business. He also completed his certification in Inquiry-Based Leadership through Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2022.

Dr. Farmer is also pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. His early literature research focuses on the influences of positive behavioral instruments and their influence on student outcomes in the classroom.

DEGREES

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (K-12 Cognate) — Trident University International — 2020

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership — Liberty University — 2012

Master of Education in School Administration — Liberty University — 2011

Master of Pastoral Theology — Andersonville Theological Seminary — 2003

Bachelor of Theology — Andersonville Theological Seminary — 2002

CERTIFICATIONS

MIT Sloan School of Management Certificate in Inquiry-Driven Leadership - 2022

Echelon Front: Extreme Ownership Academy Certification (ongoing)

Advanced Certificate of School Management and Leadership - Harvard University - 2021

Advanced Certificate in Leading School Strategy and Innovation
Advanced Certificate in Leading Learning
Advanced Certificate in Leading Change
Advanced Certificate in Leading People
Association of Christian Schools International — All Levels Principal (Lifetime Award) — 2020

United States Army Instructor Course — Europe — 1999

Basic Non-Comissioned Officer Course — Infantry — 1998

Bradley Fighting Vehicle Infantry Crew Evaluator Course — 1996

Basic Non-Comissioned Officer Course — Air Traffic Control Radar Repair Technician — 1993

Primary Leadership Development Course — 1992

Classes and Sports

High School Bible

Advanced Placement United States History

Cross Country

Varsity Baseball

Academic Leadership

SANDRA ADAMS

SANDRA ADAMS

PRESCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Sandra Adams has led the Berean Baptist Academy’s preschool team since the 2015-16 school year.

Bio/Education

For 17 years, Mrs. Adams has had the privilege of teaching various classes in the Academy to include lower school handwriting, 6th grade English, spelling, reading, history, and Bible, 7th grade literature, high school finance, middle/high school P.E., as well as lead the middle school as its supervisor. Mrs. Adams also serves as the Nursery III coordinator for the 18-24-month-old children at Berean Baptist Church. Before moving to Fayetteville from the inner city of Chicago, Mrs. Adams taught 5th-6th grades for 20 years at the Christian school affiliated with the church in which she was a part of all her life.

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education- Liberty University

Certifications:

  • North Carolina Early Childhood Certification/ProSolutions Training- DCDEE
  • Echelon Front: Extreme Ownership Academy Certification (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate of School Management and Leadership – Harvard University (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading School Strategy and Innovation
CALEB WARREN

CALEB WARREN

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL

Caleb Warren serves Berean Baptist Academy as the Elementary Principal.

Bio/Education

Caleb Warren has served in administration at Berean Baptist Academy since 2018, serving one year as the Middle School Principal and three years as the Elementary Principal. As the Technology Director, he coordinates the technology needs of the Academy with the IT Department. His role at Berean Baptist Church includes teaching a small group and assisting various ministries.

Before joining the staff at BBA, he served at Rosedale Baptist School in Baltimore, Maryland, from 2014-2018 in various roles, including Vice Principal, Development Director, and Director of Advancement and Technology. He previously served as a full-time teacher in Durham, North Carolina, for seven years. Since he began teaching, he has taught both middle school and high school classes in the areas of the Bible, Biblical Worldview, Language Arts, Technology, and Business Mathematics. Mr. Warren has been involved in ministry and Christian education since 2006.

Mr. Warren has been accepted into Liberty University’s School of Education and is taking doctoral courses in Educational Leadership.

Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership – Bob Jones University
  • Master of Education in Teaching and Administration – West Coast Baptist College
  • Bachelor of Science in Ministry Administration – Berean Baptist College

Certifications:

  • MIT Sloan School of Management Certificate in Inquiry-Driven Leadership – 2022
  • Echelon Front: Extreme Ownership Academy Certification (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate of School Management and Leadership – Harvard University – 2021
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading School Strategy and Innovation
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading Learning
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading Change
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading People
  • Association of Christian Schools International All Levels Principal (Standard Level)
JAMIE DAVIS

JAMIE DAVIS

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Jamie Davis has served at Berean Baptist Academy since 2009, and she began serving as the Middle School Principal at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Bio/Education

Jamie Davis has served at Berean Baptist Academy since 2009, and she began serving as the Middle School Principal at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. During her time at Berean, she has had the privilege of teaching various classes in the Academy to include upper school mathematics, elementary music, and middle school technology. She has led student government, provided college advising, and acted as the Curriculum Director. Prior to serving at BBA, she taught from 2002-2009 in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Mrs. Davis serves in several ministries at Berean Baptist Church including the music ministry, nursery, children’s ministry, and outreach.

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science: Bible Northland Baptist Bible College (2002)
  • Bachelor of Science: Math Education (Music Minor) Northland Baptist Bible College (2002)
  • Master of Science: Educational Leadership Bob Jones University (2018)

 Mrs. Davis has earned the following certifications:

  • Echelon Front: Extreme Ownership Academy Certification (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate of School Management and Leadership – Harvard University (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading School Strategy and Innovation
  • Association of Christian Schools International All Levels Principal (Professional Level)
    Loretta Nally

    Loretta Nally

    ASSISTANT ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL

    Loretta Nally serves as the Assistant Elementary Principal at Berean Baptist Academy and has been at Berean since 2011.

    Bio/Education

    Miss Nally has taught first, second, and third grades at Berean. She served as the interim elementary principal for a year before serving as the 3rd Grade Lead Teacher for three years. Her heart is for elementary students, families, and teachers as each year provides so much growth and development for children.  

    Miss Nally has also served in Berean Baptist Church’s children’s ministries and nurseries. She has taught K5 Sunday School, served as the assistant nursery supervisor, and currently supports the nursery as a volunteer.

    Miss Nally has earned the following degrees:

    • Master of Science in Educational Leadership – Bob Jones University
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Pensacola Christian College

    BUSINESS OPERATIONS DIRECTORS

    DON ADAMS

    DON ADAMS

    ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR

    Bio/Education

    Mr. Adams began his career at Berean Baptist Academy in 2002 as the High School Supervisor and English teacher. Mr. Adams has served as Principal of the Academy, Middle School and High School Principal, and Assistant Administrator. He has also taught Middle School and High School math courses as well as Middle School Bible classes. Mr. Adams has led our international student program since its inception in 2004.

    Before joining the staff at BBA, Mr. Adams was the Principal of Ravenswood Baptist Christian School in Chicago. He serves as a member of the Faith and Community Relations Board for Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Adams has done extensive work with Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina and has assisted this organization with the preservation of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship. He has served as a deacon of Berean Baptist Church and currently teaches an adult Sunday school class.

    Degrees and Certifications

    Masters of Ministry – Moody Bible Institute
    Bachelor of Arts in Theology – Baptist Bible College
    Youth Ministries Degree – Baptist Bible College
    Certification through the American Association of Christian Schools
    Association of Christian Schools International – Elementary Teacher

    Classes and Sports

    High School Geometry

    BOBBY BURKETT

    BOBBY BURKETT

    FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR

    Bio/Education

    After graduating from BBA in 1998, Mr. Burkett served in the public community in various restaurant roles. He has served as an assistant manager, general manager, and training unit manager for Pizza Hut. He is currently a small business owner and has managed, consulted, and owned multiple restaurant concepts.

    He has earned multiple awards and accreditation from his years in the restaurant industry. In addition to maintaining his ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification, he is a certified ServSafe Proctor and Instructor.

    DANIEL KNOX

    DANIEL KNOX

    ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

    Bio/Education

    Mr. Knox started working at BBA during the 2015-2016 school year. In addition to being the Athletic Director, Mr. Knox has taught United States History, World History, American Government, Economics, and Physical Education at both the Middle School and High School level. He has also coached several athletic teams such as Middle School Soccer, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Basketball.

    Degrees and Certifications

    Masters of Sports Management – US Sports Academy
    Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreation – Bob Jones University

    Classes and Sports

    Upper School History
    Introduction to Sports Management
    Varsity Boys Soccer

    TYRONE SMITH, II

    TYRONE SMITH, II

    FINANCE DIRECTOR

    Bio/Education

    Mr. Smith has served BBA in the Athletic Department as the assistant coach for Varsity Boys Basketball and Baseball. This year, he will be Head Coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball team. Before joining BBA, he worked 7 years in the banking industry with Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase bank as a Licensed Banker.

    Degrees and Certifications

    Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Trinity International University
    Series 6 Banking License
    Series 63 Investment License
    Life and Variable License

    Classes and Sports

    Algebra 2
    Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus

    MARY STUBBS

    MARY STUBBS

    REGISTRAR

    Bio/Education

    Mrs. Stubbs is an alumnus of Berean Baptist Academy and has worked at Berean since 2007. Her primary duties include Executive Assistant to the Head of School as well as the Official Registrar of Berean. She has also been the varsity cheerleading coach. 

    Degrees and Certifications

    Associates in Office Administration, Fayetteville Technical Community College

    BUSINESS OPERATIONS STAFF

    BREEANNA DOUGLAS

    BREEANNA DOUGLAS

    ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR

    Bio/Education

    Mrs. Douglas has been a part of BBA for over 16 years of her life, beginning with her role as a student within the academy. She graduated from BBA in 2011. In 2013, Mrs. Douglas began working in Berean Baptist Church’s Cafe as a barista. Since then, she has worked for the school in a variety of ways. Mrs. Douglas has worked as a High School and Elementary Extended Care worker. She also taught Middle School Technology as well as High School and Middle School Yearbook classes.

    Mrs. Douglas has earned the following degrees and certifications:

    • Substitute Teacher Certification for Cumberland County – Fayetteville Technical Community College
    • Photography Basics Certification – Fayetteville Technical Community College
    • Creative Photography Certification – Fayetteville Technical Community College

    Mrs. Douglas currently teaches the following classes:

    • High School Yearbook
    • Middle School Photography
    ANNETTE RALA

    ANNETTE RALA

    ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

    Bio/Education

    Coming soon.