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Berean Pastoral Staff

Pastor Sean Harris

Pastor Sean Harris

Senior Pastor

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2006.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: History Thomas Edison State College

US Army Sergeant Major’s Academy

Master of Divinity: Leadership Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate

Dr. Steven Wilson

Dr. Steven Wilson

Executive Pastor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 1989

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Pastoral Theology Hyles-Anderson College 

Master of Education: Administration Hyles-Anderson College 

Master of Theology Hyles-Anderson College

Doctor of Sacred Theology Bethany Theological Seminary 

Dr. Mike Boarts

Dr. Mike Boarts

Associate Pastor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Biology Education

Master of Divinity: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Pastor Jonathan Andrews

Pastor Jonathan Andrews

WORSHIP PASTOR

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2001

EDUCATION 

Word of Life Institute

Tennessee Temple University

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

University of North Carolina – Pembroke

Pastor Brian Howell

Pastor Brian Howell

Youth Pastor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2011

Degrees

Master of Arts: Biblical Literature Shepherds Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts: Youth Ministry and Education Pensacola Christian College 

Governing Board of the Academy

Pastor Sean Harris

Pastor Sean Harris

Senior Pastor

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2006.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: History Thomas Edison State College

US Army Sergeant Major’s Academy

Master of Divinity: Leadership Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate

Dr. Steven Wilson

Dr. Steven Wilson

Executive Pastor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 1989

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Pastoral Theology Hyles-Anderson College 

Master of Education: Administration Hyles-Anderson College 

Master of Theology Hyles-Anderson College

Doctor of Sacred Theology Bethany Theological Seminary 

Dr. Mike Boarts

Dr. Mike Boarts

Associate Pastor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Biology Education

Master of Divinity: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Jack Farmer

Dr. Jack Farmer

Superintendent

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2002

Degrees

Bachelor of Theology, Andersonville Theological Seminary

Master of Pastoral Theology, Andersonville Theological Seminary

Master of Education: School Administration and Supervision, Liberty University

Education Specialist: Educational Leadership, Liberty University

Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership, Trident Univeristy International

Certificate of Advanced School Leadership and Management, Harvard University

Certificate of Inquiry Based Leadership, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

School Advisory Board

Dr. Steve Wilson

Dr. Steve Wilson

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Dr. Jack Farmer

Dr. Jack Farmer

Superintendent

US Army Veteran

Angela Hylland

Angela Hylland

Business Owner and Current Parent

Nate Gant

Nate Gant

BBC Elder

US Army Veteran

Jeff King

Jeff King

Alumni Parent

US Army Veteran

Autumn Lewis

Autumn Lewis

Church Member

Susan Mosley

Susan Mosley

Alumni Parent

Nadia Shay

Nadia Shay

Current Parent

US Army Veteran

Preschool Faculty & Staff

Tracy Reep

Tracy Reep

Preschool - Three Year Old

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Sociology, Methodist University

North Carolina Early Childhood Certification

Susan Hood

Susan Hood

Preschool - THREE YEAR OLD

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

North Carolina Early Childhood Certification

Hope Charles-Pierre

Hope Charles-Pierre

Preschool - Four Year Old

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

DEGREES

Bachelor of Religious Education, Bluewater Bible College

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of the Virgin Island

Master of Education: Educational Leadership, Liberty University

Jessica Dyer

Jessica Dyer

Preschool - Four Year Old

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

North Carolina Early Childhood Certification

ANEESAh ROBINSON

ANEESAh ROBINSON

Preschool - Four Year Old

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Degrees

Associates Degree: Early Childhood Associates – Fayetteville Technical Community College

Stephanie Pike

Stephanie Pike

Preschool Admin Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2015

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Southeastern Free Will Baptist College

Terri Keast

Terri Keast

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

Melissa Kurschner

Melissa Kurschner

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Cindy McKoy

Cindy McKoy

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Lindsey Overly

Lindsey Overly

PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Karen Patterson

Karen Patterson

PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

GLORIA YOO

GLORIA YOO

PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

MARY BETH YOUNG

MARY BETH YOUNG

Preschool PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

VIOLA BEACH

VIOLA BEACH

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Elementary School Faculty & Staff

Clarissa Lawson

Clarissa Lawson

Kindergarten - Lead Teacher

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2009

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Auburn University 

Becky Dessellier

Becky Dessellier

Kindergarten

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2009

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Ambassador Baptist Bible College

TRACEY COFFEY

TRACEY COFFEY

KINDERGARTEN

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Ambassador Baptist Bible College

Sarah Manus

Sarah Manus

Kindergarten

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2016

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Bob Jones University 

Alicia Meads

Alicia Meads

First Grade - Lead Teacher

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2001

DEGREES

Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Pensacola Christian College 

 

Nadja Diaz

Nadja Diaz

First Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education with minor in Special Education, University of Puerto Rico 

Master of Education: Special Education, University of Puerto Rico 

Demetria Kirkman

Demetria Kirkman

First Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Music Education, Fayetteville State University 

Rebecca Sheeder

First Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2024

Degrees

Liberty University

Candice Kellett

Candice Kellett

Second Grade - Lead Teacher

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018 (also 2010-2015)

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Early Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College 

Master of Education: Education Administration, Pensacola Christian College 

Sheila Council

Sheila Council

Second Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018 (also 2010-2015)

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Early Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College 

Master of Education: Education Administration, Pensacola Christian College 

JACKIE SALDIVAR

JACKIE SALDIVAR

SECOND GRADE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Pensacola Christian College

Patricia Wallace

Patricia Wallace

Third Grade - Lead Teacher

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Education

University of Phoenix

Brian Vaughn

Brian Vaughn

Third Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018 (also 2010-2015)

Degrees

Master in Theology- Christian Life Global
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- Atlantic Baptist Bible College

Third Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Education

Bachelor of Arts: University of Northampton (UK)

UK Advanced Level Certificates & General Certificates of Education 

 

 

Alice MacCaine

Alice MacCaine

Fourth Grade - Leader Teacher

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Tennessee Temple University

Charlotte Campbell-Patterson

Charlotte Campbell-Patterson

Fourth Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2011

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Saint Leo University

Joshua Rickard

Joshua Rickard

Fourth Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Degrees:

Master of Science in Educational Leadership – Pensacola Christian College
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Pensacola Christian College

 

Antoinette Campbell

Antoinette Campbell

Elementary Technology

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

 

OPEN POSITION

Intervention Specialist

Bio/Education

Norma Dundore

Norma Dundore

Physical Education and Spanish

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2005

 

Deborah Sylvester

Deborah Sylvester

Music

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2014

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Music Education (English Minor) Pensacola Christian College
Master of Arts: Music Performance Pensacola Christian College

Sybil Wilson

Sybil Wilson

Resource Teacher

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2013

Degrees

Associates of Arts: Campbell College

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, Meredith College

Master of Education: Special Education, William Patterson College

 

Pam Harris

Pam Harris

Teacher Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2007

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Hyles-Anderson 

 

Cathy Miles

Cathy Miles

Teacher Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

 

Florence Thompson

Florence Thompson

Teacher Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2009

 

Christalin Haynesworth

Christalin Haynesworth

Teacher Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Gail Williams

Gail Williams

Extended Care Supervisor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021 

Cynthia Williams

Cynthia Williams

Extended Care

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023 

Mary Beth Young

Mary Beth Young

Extended Care

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Middle School Faculty

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

BIBLE

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Degrees

 

Associates of Arts: Biblical Studies, Carolina College of Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Science: Advanced Theological Studies, Carolina College of Biblical Studies

Althea Collette

Althea Collette

STUDY SKILLS

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University

Shannon McMiller

Shannon McMiller

SCIENCE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Theology

 

APRIL OBIN

APRIL OBIN

MATH

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, East Carolina University
Master of Business Administration, Campbell University

Heidi Ueltzen

Heidi Ueltzen

HISTORY

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Western Governors University

HEATHER WIGGINS

HEATHER WIGGINS

ENGLISH

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2011

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College
Master of Science: Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University

Junior High & High School Faculty

Bible Department

DR. JACK FARMER

DR. JACK FARMER

Bible & History - Superintendent

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2002

Degrees

Bachelor of Theology, Andersonville Theological Seminary

Master of Pastoral Theology, Andersonville Theological Seminary

Master of Education: School Administration and Supervision, Liberty University

Education Specialist: Educational Leadership, Liberty University

Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership, Trident Univeristy International

Certificate of Advanced School Leadership and Management, Harvard University

Certificate of Inquiry Based Leadership, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joshua Garcia

Joshua Garcia

Bible, Technology & Phys. Ed.

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Degrees

Bachelor of Business Administration – Liberty University

 

Darrius Glass

Darrius Glass

Bible & Electives

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Degrees

Pursuing a Master of Divinity – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Science in Applied Entrepreneurship – Grand Canyon University

 

PASTOR SEAN HARRIS

PASTOR SEAN HARRIS

BIBLE - SENIOR PASTOR OF BBC & BBA

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2006

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: History Thomas Edison State College

US Army Sergeant Major’s Academy

Master of Divinity: Leadership Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate

PASTOR BRIAN HOWELL

PASTOR BRIAN HOWELL

BIBLE - YOUTH PASTOR OF BBC

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2011

Degrees

Master of Arts: Biblical Literature Shepherds Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts: Youth Ministry and Education Pensacola Christian College

Paul Odom

Paul Odom

BIBLE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Bible and Student Ministries, Bob Jones University 

English Department

BIANCA FARMER

BIANCA FARMER

ENGLISH and ELECTIVES

BBA Alumnus

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2017

Degrees

 

Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication and Journalism, Methodist University

Writing Center Editor Certification, Methodist University 

 

ABIGAIL LUDWIG

ABIGAIL LUDWIG

ENGLISH and Electives

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: English, Bob Jones University

Bachelor of Science: English Education, Bob Jones University

 

LAUREN WHITING

LAUREN WHITING

English & Academic Dean

BBA Alumnus

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: English Education, Bob Jones University

Master of Education: English, Liberty University

 

History Department

Daniel Knox

Daniel Knox

History - Athletic Director

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2015

Degrees

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

REBECCA SMITH

REBECCA SMITH

History & Electives

Bio/Education

At Berean Since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: History, Trinity International University

Daniel Whiting

Daniel Whiting

History & Asst. AD

BBA Alumnus

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: History, Fayetteville State University

 

Math Department

DON ADAMS

DON ADAMS

MATH - ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2002

Degrees

Bachelor of Theology, Baptist Bible College 
Master of Ministry: Ministry Leadership, Moody Bible Institute 

Willard Giron

Willard Giron

Math & Spanish

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Degrees

Bachelor of Theology, Baptist Bible College
Master of Ministry: Ministry Leadership, Moody Bible Institute

CHAN KIM

CHAN KIM

Math & Vocal Music

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Degrees

Master’s Degree in Vocal Music – Pensacola Christian College

Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music – Pensacola Chrisitan College 

Megan Odom

Megan Odom

Math

Bio/Education

At Berean since 202?

Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with Proficiencies in Mathematics and Science – Trinity Baptist College
TYRONE SMITH, II

TYRONE SMITH, II

MATH - FINANCE DIRECTOR

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2017

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Business Accounting, Trinity International University

Science Department

HEATHER BALLANCE

HEATHER BALLANCE

CHEMISTRY

BBA Alumnus

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Cell and Molecular Biology Liberty University 

DR. ANNIE LEVENS-MORRIS

DR. ANNIE LEVENS-MORRIS

Science - Dean of Discipline

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Human Biology National College of Chiropractic 
Doctorate of Chiropractic National College of Chiropractic 

REBEKAH WILLIAMSEN

REBEKAH WILLIAMSEN

SCIENCE and Electives

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Fayetteville State University

General Electives Department

SUNYOUNG KIM

SUNYOUNG KIM

ART

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2014

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Music Pai Chai University (2001)

ROBERT JOHNSON

ROBERT JOHNSON

SPORTS CONDITIONING

US Army Veteran

Bio/Education

At Berean Since 2022

Degrees

Master of Arts: Sports Conditioning

Bachelor of Arts: Kinseology

 

Theatre Arts

Bio/Education

At Berean since 202?

Degrees

 

Academy Support Staff

CHARITY BURKETT

CHARITY BURKETT

FOOD SERVICE

BBA Alumnus

Bio/Education

,At Berean since 2018

 

CHARLOTTE DERRY

CHARLOTTE DERRY

UPPER SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST

BBA Alumnus

Bio/Education

,At Berean since 2006

 

OFFICER TRACY GRADY

OFFICER TRACY GRADY

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

20 Years in Law Enforcement

Degrees

Education North Carolina Justice Academy and  Fayetteville Technical Community College

Certifications include Active Shooter Training, General Instructor, Crisis Intervention Training, and Resource Officer Training

 

ROBIN MARTYN

ROBIN MARTYN

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

JEANNE OVERSTREET

JEANNE OVERSTREET

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

BERLYN WEBB

BERLYN WEBB

UPPER SCHOOL ADMIN ASST.

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2023

Degrees:

Associates of Arts in Medical Records – Pensacola Christian College

Emily White

Emily White

Nurse

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

KIM YOUNG

KIM YOUNG

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADMIN. ASST.

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

CHURCH STAFF & SCHOOL SUPPORT

ANGELA FARMER

ANGELA FARMER

GRAPHIC ARTIST and PHOTOGRAPHER

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2003

JOHN HARDIN

JOHN HARDIN

CUSTODIAL

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

KYUNG HARDIN

KYUNG HARDIN

CUSTODIAL

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2015

DAVID PIKE

DAVID PIKE

MAINTENANCE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2017

KEVIN SMITH

KEVIN SMITH

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

SEVERA STAPLES

SEVERA STAPLES

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020