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Pastor John Monroe, Senior Pastor
Pastor David Stockard, Administrative Pastor
Pastor Joe Vaughn, Youth Pastor
Dr. Tim Fisher, Music
Dr. John McCormick, Education
Pastor Monroe received Christ as his Savior at the age of eight while attending Children's Church at Temple Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, VA, where he grew up. Upon graduating from high school in 1984, he enrolled at BJU beginning as an accounting major. In 1985 God called Dr. Monroe into the ministry, and he changed his major to Pastoral Studies.
After receiving an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from BJU in 1991, Dr. Monroe went to Tabernacle Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He served on the pastoral staff for 3 years during which time he earned a Ph.D. in Religious Education. Dr. Monroe was ordained to the ministry in July 1995. That fall the Lord led Dr. Monroe to take the position of senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Riverview, FL–a position he held until coming to Faith Baptist Church in January of 2009. He and his wife, Susan, have eight children – four girls and four boys.
Pastor Stockard and his wife, Linda, began their ministry at Faith Baptist Church in June of 2009. Pastor Stockard grew up in Graham, Texas, where his father pastored Morningside Baptist Church for thirty-one years. After high school graduation, Pastor Stockard attended Baylor University for one year. He transferred to Bob Jones University in 1970 as a sophomore where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Bible and a master's degree in theology. He also earned a master's degree from Pensacola Christian College. He served for two years as a youth pastor in Dallas, TX, before returning to his hometown to serve alongside his father for seven years as his assistant.
In 1984, Pastor Stockard went to Providence Baptist Church in Riverview, FL (Tampa area) to serve as the Administrator of Providence Christian School. In 1999, he assumed the role of Administrative Pastor at Providence. He served at Providence for twenty-five years, thirteen of those alongside Pastor Monroe.
Linda grew up in Massachusetts and received a degree in Religious Education from Glen Cove Bible College in Maine (now known as New England Bible College). She taught kindergarten at Pensacola Christian School for five years. She and Pastor Stockard were married in 1982 and have been serving together in ministry for the past thirty-four years. For many of those years, Linda taught first and second grades in Christian schools in both Texas and Florida. She currently teaches part-time at Hidden Treasure Christian School.
They have been blessed with three children: Melissa, David and Angela. All three are graduates of Bob Jones University and are all married. Melissa married George Myers in 2009 and resides in Danville, IL. David married Ashli Morgan in 2010 and they live in Greer, SC. Angela married Nate Black in August 2014 and they live in Raleigh, NC.
Joe Vaughn was born and raised in Greenville and grew up here at Faith Baptist Church. He had the privilege of growing up in a Pastor's home and also of being saved at an early age at his parents’ bedside. During his years in college Joe surrendered his life to the Lord and gladly followed the Lord's call to pastoral ministry. While working at a Christian camp in Alaska for three summers, the Lord burdened his heart particularly for Youth Ministry. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2005 with a degree in History and from Bob Jones Seminary in 2016 with a Master of Divinity.
Joe began serving as the Youth Pastor at Faith in July of 2006. He and his wife, Kimberly, were married that same year, and have one son.
The burden of the Vaughns' hearts is to help strengthen parents and families, and to see young people reached for Christ and also mature into godly leaders for their generation.
Tim Fisher received both a B.A. and an M.A. degree from Bob Jones University in Church Music, and taught there on the music faculty for nine years. First as a college student and then a faculty member, Tim spent his summers and weekends traveling to local churches ministering the Word of God in song. Tim has sung or preached in about two thousand churches across the United States and in several foreign countries. Tim and Deborah were married in 1980. Deborah grew up in Finland as the child of missionaries, and received a B.A. and an M.M. in voice performance from BJU. Tim and Deborah are the parents of one daughter, Christina Elizabeth Dupont. Christina married Nathan Dupont, and together they serve at Grace Baptist Church in Elko, NV. Tim and Deborah are also the proud grandparents of Elizabeth Lucille, born in 2016.
In 1999, Tim joined the Pastoral Staff at FBC as Minister of Music on a part-time basis. For 14 years he served as the music pastor and was also involved with producing sacred recordings and traveling to local churches. In 2013 Tim transitioned to a full-time position at FBC, where he coordinates the music program, and works in church logistics for public services and special occasions. He enjoys playing golf poorly and looking at pictures of his granddaughter.
In 1977, John and Debra McCormick moved from Pennsylvania to Greenville for John to major in accounting at BJU. Once there, John changed his major to business management; he then enrolled in the only elective class that would not conflict with his schedule - Foundations and History of Education. It was in that class that God called John into education.
After completing a degree in business management, John began graduate work in educational administration and supervision. Once again, due to "circumstances," the only available course that would fit his schedule was Educating the Exceptional Child. Through personal devotions in I Corinthians 12, God showed John that Christian schools need to provide Christian education to special needs young people. John pledged to be involved in special education wherever God directed.
After completing a master's degree, John sought God's will about the future. He served as a deacon at Faith and was familiar with Hidden Treasure, then in its third year. John contacted Dave Racke, the principal of Hidden Treasure, about volunteering. When God led the Rackes to Puerto Rico later that year, Pastor Vaughn asked John to become the new school administrator. He also encouraged John to pursue a master's degree in special education. Subsequently, during the next five years, John attended numerous classes and in 1991 received a Master of Arts degree in special education. Also during this time, he worked with Pastor Vaughn and several teachers to write Special Education: A Biblical Approach.
Soon after the book was published, Pastor Vaughn challenged John to pursue his doctorate in education. John accepted the challenge and in 1999 received his doctorate in educational leadership with a minor in special education. In October 2000, Hidden Treasure moved into its new 28,000 square foot building.