Berean’s administration, pastors, staff, faculty, and coaches are dedicated to providing the best academics and spiritual example to all of our students. Select a department to meet the extraordinary team who will assist you on your educational journey.

Berean Pastoral Staff

Pastor Sean Harris

Pastor Sean Harris

Senior Pastor

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 

Pastor Cliff Wixson

Pastor Cliff Wixson

SENIORS PASTOR

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2005

 

School Advisory Board

Dr. Steve Wilson

Dr. Steve Wilson

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Dr. Jack Farmer

Dr. Jack Farmer

Head of School

Angela Hylland

Angela Hylland

Secretary

Nate Gant

Nate Gant

Jeff King

Jeff King

Autumn Lewis

Autumn Lewis

Susan Mosley

Susan Mosley

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

Leanna Ames

Leanna Ames

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

CARMEN FLORES

CARMEN FLORES

PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Terri Keast

Terri Keast

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

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

Conny Tinkelpaugh

Conny Tinkelpaugh

Preschool Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

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

Candice Kellett

Candice Kellett

Kindergarten

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 

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 

TRACEY COFFEY

TRACEY COFFEY

SECOND GRADE - LEAD TEACHER

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Ambassador Baptist Bible College

Sheila Council

Sheila Council

Second Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Fayetteville State University

Desnee Ebner

Desnee Ebner

Third Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of Arizona Global Campus

 

Patricia Wallace

Patricia Wallace

Third Grade

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Education

University of Phoenix

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

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 - Leader Teacher

Alice MacCaine - Leader Teacher

Fourth Grade

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

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

LINDA PLAIN

LINDA PLAIN

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Aide

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2008

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 

 

Florence Thompson

Florence Thompson

Teacher Assistant

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2009

 

Gail Williams

Gail Williams

Extended Care Supervisor

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021 

Lillie Allen

Lillie Allen

Extended Care

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021 

Brittany Galloway

Brittany Galloway

Extended Care

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021 

Brooke Recod

Brooke Recod

Extended Care

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021 

Middle School Faculty

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

BIBLE

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

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

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

CHRYSTAL WILLIAMS

CHRYSTAL WILLIAMS

SCIENCE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, Fayetteville State University

Master of Christian Education, Apex School of Theology

 

Junior High School Faculty

JAMIE DAVIS

JAMIE DAVIS

MATH (MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL)

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2009

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Mathematics Education, Northland Baptist Bible College

Master of Science: Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University

 

Alex Detty

Alex Detty

MATH and ELECTIVES

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Math and History Education Pensacola Christian College 
Master of Science: Educational Leadership Pensacola Christian College 

BIANCA FARMER

BIANCA FARMER

ENGLISH and ELECTIVES

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2017

Degrees

 

Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication and Journalism, Methodist University

Writing Center Editor Certification, Methodist University 

 

CAMERON KNOWLES

CAMERON KNOWLES

HISTORY and HS BIBLE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Social Studies and Student Ministry, Southeastern Theological Seminary

Master of Arts: Teaching Education, North Carolina State University

 

Open Position

Open Position

JHS and HS BIBLE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Degrees

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

REBEKAH WILLIAMSEN

REBEKAH WILLIAMSEN

SCIENCE and Electives

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Fayetteville State University

High School Faculty & Staff

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 

HEATHER BALLANCE

HEATHER BALLANCE

CHEMISTRY

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Cell and Molecular Biology Liberty University 

Alex Detty

Alex Detty

MATH and ELECTIVES

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Math and History Education Pensacola Christian College 
Master of Science: Educational Leadership Pensacola Christian College 

DR. JACK FARMER

DR. JACK FARMER

HISTORY, BIBLE, ELECTIVES, and Online Courses (HEAD OF SCHOOL)

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

FELICIA GARNIER

FELICIA GARNIER

ENGLISH and FRENCH

Bio/Education

 At Berean since 2022

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: French and International Global Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Education and Teacher Training, University of Phoenix

PASTOR SEAN HARRIS

PASTOR SEAN HARRIS

BIBLE (SENIOR PASTOR OF BBC & BBA)

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

ROBERT JOHNSON

ROBERT JOHNSON

JHS TECHNOLOGY and SPORTS CONDITIONING

Bio/Education

At Berean Since 2022

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Kinseology

Master of Arts: Sports Conditioning

SUNYOUNG KIM

SUNYOUNG KIM

ART

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2014

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Music Pai Chai University (2001)

Abigail Knox

Abigail Knox

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2016

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Sports Fitness, Bob Jones University

DANIEL KNOX

DANIEL KNOX

HISTORY (ATHLETIC and ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR)

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2016

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Sports Fitness with a History Minor, Bob Jones University

Master of Science: Sports Management, US Sports Academy

 

DR. ANNIE LEVENS-MORRIS

DR. ANNIE LEVENS-MORRIS

SCIENCE (JHS and HS LEAD TEACHER)

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

Degrees

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

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

 

LOYDA SMALLS

LOYDA SMALLS

SPANISH

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2019

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration UMUC 
Master of Business Administration UMUC 

REBECCA SMITH

REBECCA SMITH

HISTORY and Senior Sponsor

Bio/Education

At Berean Since 2020

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: History, Trinity International University

TYRONE SMITH, II

TYRONE SMITH, II

MATH (FINANCE DIRECTOR)

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2017

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts: Business Accounting, Trinity International University

LAUREN WHITING

LAUREN WHITING

HS ENGLISH and College English (Dual Credit)

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: English Education, Bob Jones University

Master of Education: English, Liberty University

 

DAWN WIGGINS

DAWN WIGGINS

EXTENDED CARE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2016

Academy Support Staff

Christine Armantrout

Christine Armantrout

Nurse

Bio/Education

,At Berean since 2020

 

Abigail Rangel

Abigail Rangel

Intervention Specialist

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2017

Degrees

Bachelor of Science: Counseling Psychology Toccoa Falls College 

Master of Education: Special Education, Liberty University 

 

CHARITY BURKETT

CHARITY BURKETT

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

,At Berean since 2018

 

CHARLOTTE DERRY

CHARLOTTE DERRY

UPPER SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST

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

 

AMY JARRIEL

AMY JARRIEL

UPPER SCHOOL OFFICE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2020

ROBIN MARTYN

ROBIN MARTYN

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2018

SARAJAH Zamani Karffa

SARAJAH Zamani Karffa

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

JEANNE OVERSTREET

JEANNE OVERSTREET

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021

Millie Ames

Millie Ames

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2022

LEANNA AMES

LEANNA AMES

FOOD SERVICE

Bio/Education

,At Berean since 2021

 

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

PAM MESSEX

PAM MESSEX

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2013

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

JEREMIAH THERRIEN

JEREMIAH THERRIEN

MAINTENANCE

Bio/Education

At Berean since 2021