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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 4 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 received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Bob Jones University and will complete a Master of Divinity degree from the Seminary at Bob Jones in May of 2016.
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, Jack.
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.
Dr. Tim Fisher is well-known for his work in several different fields of musical endeavor. After receiving both a B.A. and an M.A. degree from Bob Jones University, he taught there on the music faculty for nine years.
While a student and a faculty member, he spent his summers and weekends traveling to local churches ministering the Word of God in song. Tim has sung in well over one thousand churches all over the United States and in several foreign countries. Presently he and his wife, Deborah, are involved with the ministry of Sacred Music Services. Deborah grew up in Finland as the child of missionaries, and received a B.A. and an M.A. in voice performance from BJU. Tim and Deborah are the parents of a daughter, Christina Elizabeth, born in April 1992. Tim received an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones University in the spring of 2003. In 1999, Tim joined the Pastoral Staff at Faith as Minister of Music.
In 1988, Tim founded Sacred Music Services, an organization dedicated to providing sacred recordings for the home. In this capacity Tim uses his abilities as both an arranger and a producer to bring together a variety of groups including a children's choir, an orchestra, a men's choir, and a brass choir. Sacred Music Services has achieved a reputation for producing some of the finest traditional sacred recordings available today.
As a speaker Tim travels to churches, conferences, Christian colleges, and high schools to discuss the issues of Scripture and music. He is author of The Battle For Christian Music (1992), a book that grew out of a need the author saw to address some of these musical issues in more detail. In the fall of 1999, he released a second book called Harmony At Home, addressing musical issues as they relate to home and individual worship. In 1994, Tim was instrumental in starting Discover Christian Music, a company which is dedicated to the distribution of a wide variety of conservative sacred recordings.
Tim brings a unique but biblical perspective to the often controversial subject of Christian music. His involvement as a teacher, a singer, an arranger, a producer of more than 150 sacred recordings, and a student of the Bible gives him the background needed to address many different areas of musical concern today.
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.