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Kirsten Aker Cafeteria and Daycare Assistant
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Kirsten Aker

Cafeteria and Daycare Assistant

  • Education:

    B.S. in Marketing

  • College Attended:University of South Carolina
  • Church:First Baptist Church, Welcome, N.C.
  • Family:

    Married to Glenn Aker. He works for Peet's Coffee and has coached boys soccer at UGCS for eight years and girls soccer for one year. We have six children: Drew, Aimee (married to Michael Free), Joshua, Matthew, Tommy and Natalie; they all graduated from UGCS and went on to college. We have 3 grandchildren: Jansyn, Liam and Lucy.

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Walking, spectator sports

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 1:6 - "For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I want to make every child feel special and loved.

Grace Baugh Elementary P.E. Teacher
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Grace Baugh

Elementary P.E. Teacher

  • Education:

    BS in English Education
    MS in Language Arts

  • College Attended:Piedmont International University; Liberty University
  • Church:Gospel Light Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Running
    Outdoors with family
    Reading

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." - C.S. Lewis

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Make a positive difference in someone's life today.

Bobby Beck Art & Computer Teacher
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Bobby Beck

Art & Computer Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    Masters in Commercial Art

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College - B.S., M.A.
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married with one child

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Art

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Isaiah 40:31

  • Favorite Quotes:

    Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To equip our students with the desire and skills to better serve God.

Beth Beck Fourth Grade Teacher
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Beth Beck

Fourth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    B.S. Early Childhood Education
    M.Ed. Special Education: Learning Disabilities
    M.Ed. Special Education: Emotional Disabilities

  • College Attended:Bob Jones University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Bobby
    Children - Finn and Kip

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cooking
    Reading
    Amazon Prime

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Ecclesiastes 11:9 " Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. "

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Character is higher than intellect...A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "My friends are my estate." - Emily Dickinson

    "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." - Dr. Seuss

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To create a learning environment that encourages students to learn more about their Creator God in all subject areas. In my classroom, I strive to have high expectations for each of my students that will foster creativity, as well as spiritual, social, emotional, and academic growth.

Stacey Berry Adminstrative Assistant
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Stacey Berry

Adminstrative Assistant

  • Education:

    B.S. Accounting

  • College Attended:Liberty University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Joe
    Children - Charlie and Lauren

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Running, Hiking, Reading

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Romans 12:1,2 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

Jeff Beverly High School Spanish & Bible Teacher
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Jeff Beverly

High School Spanish & Bible Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
    Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

  • College Attended:Piedmont Baptist College, Cedarville College
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cars and Real Estate

  • Favorite Scripture:

    I Thessalonians 5:24

  • Favorite Quotes:

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Whether I eat or drink or whatever I do, do all to the glory of God.

Wendy Beverly Third Grade Teacher
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Wendy Beverly

Third Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Piedmont Bible College
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cake decorating, reading mystery books

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Jeremiah 29: 11 - 12

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My goal as a teacher is to help my students grow spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. When my students leave my classroom I want them to know Jesus, know they are loved by their teacher, and to have more academic knowledge than when they entered my class.

Haley Clark Kindergarten Teacher
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Haley Clark

Kindergarten Teacher

Kacee Cromer High School English & Speech, Middle School English Teacher, Fine Arts Director
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Kacee Cromer

High School English & Speech, Middle School English Teacher, Fine Arts Director

  • Education:

    B.S.
    M.A.

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Center Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cooking
    Hosting people in the home
    Singing
    Spending time with friends and family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Galatians 2:20

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - CS Lewis

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Love them, pour into them, pray for them - Let God do the rest!

Wes Cromer Athletic Director/Director of Advancement
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Wes Cromer

Athletic Director/Director of Advancement

  • Education:

    B.S. in Graphic Design 1999
    M.A. in Communications 2001

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Centergrove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Wife: Kacee is a high school teacher and Fine Arts Coordinator at Union Grove Christian
    Children: Emma, 10th, Klaire 8th, and Ashton, 6th

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Family, traveling to sports events with the kids, working outside, and starting a small business

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Philippians 4:11 - "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "I have never lost, I have just been a little behind when time ran out."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Show people you love them, telling them is not enough!

Patricia Daniels Kindergarten Teacher
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Patricia Daniels

Kindergarten Teacher

  • Education:

    BS Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Piedmont Bible College, Forsyth Tech
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Stevie

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading, Going to Flea Markets

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Isaiah 41:10 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    You serve a God who is greater than any enemy you will ever face."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To trust the Lord to lead and guide in all I do and say and to invest in that which is eternal.

Melanie Ellis Kindergarten Aide
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Melanie Ellis

Kindergarten Aide

  • Education:

    Graduated high school Immanuel Christian Academy, Milan, TN

  • College Attended:Stanford University
  • Church:Bethel Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC
  • Family:

    Married; 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Play & sing music
    Make crafts
    Spend time with family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Romans 8.37

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To be a witness daily; to help the teachers in any way to make their day better; to help the children I work with to learn their daily tasks set before them and for them to see Christ through me.

David Gilmore Middle School Teacher; Minutemen Coordinator
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David Gilmore

Middle School Teacher; Minutemen Coordinator

  • Education:

    BA in Church Ministries
    Masters in Sports Management

  • College Attended:Trinity Baptist College; Liberty University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 4 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Sports
    Family Time
    Reading

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Lamentations 3:22-24

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Worship must include showing God extravagant love and extreme submission."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Love Christ supremely, to love my wife as Christ loved the church, to raise my children to know God, and to show others who God is through my life.

Annette Gilmore Kindergarten Teacher
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Annette Gilmore

Kindergarten Teacher

  • Education:

    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
    I’m currently a Senior with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies

  • College Attended:Forsyth Technical Community College, Liberty University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband-David Gilmore, Sons-Phillip and Seth, Daughters-Annie and Haley

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cooking, crafts

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Philippians 4:8 " Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My mission as a Kindergarten teacher is to motivate, inspire, encourage, and support my students by providing a safe, secure and loving environment. While under my care and training, I purpose to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively so they can continue to build a foundation and love for a life of learning.

Jessica Goins K3/K4 Teacher
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Jessica Goins

K3/K4 Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Chowan University
  • Church:Open Door Baptist Church
  • Family:

    1 son

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading, painting, and gardening

  • Favorite Scripture:

    2 Corinthians 12.9-10 - "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Have fun, even if it's not the same kind of fun everyone else is having." C.S. Lewis

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Don't shine so that others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him." C.S. Lewis

    I want my students to learn to love both God and learning - and to never stop seeking either.

Tricia Gould Second Grade Teacher
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Tricia Gould

Second Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Calvary Baptist Tabernacle
  • Family:

    Husband, Brian Gould

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading and spending time with family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    That my students and families will see Jesus' love through me.

Kim Harris Fifth Grade Teacher
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Kim Harris

Fifth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.A. in English and Communications

  • College Attended:Liberty University, High Point University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Ken
    Daughter - Claire
    Dog - Chloe

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Traveling, Playing Board Games

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Proverbs 3.5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Adventue is out there." - UP
    "Atticus, he was real nice." "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." - To Kill a Mockingbird
    "The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes." - Harold B. Lee

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To inspire the belief in my students that they can achieve anyting. To help them understand that God is at the center of everything we learn. In all things, let my classroom be a place to enjoy and love.

Pastor Ken Harris President of UGCS Pastor - Union Grove Baptist Church
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Pastor Ken HarrisPresident of UGCS

Pastor - Union Grove Baptist Church

Debbie Hartman High School Math Teacher
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Debbie Hartman

High School Math Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science

  • College Attended:James Madison University
  • Church:UGBC
  • Family:

    I am married to Travis and we have one daughter, Katherine Annaliese.

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading
    Teaveling

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Proverbs 3:5 & 6
    Psalm 37:4
    III John 4
    Jude 22

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "God orders my steps. I order my attitude."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    God placed a burden in my heart for teenagers. I want them to know Christ as their Savior and to develop a vibrant, life-changing relationship with the Lord that infiltrates every area of their lives. Nothing brings greater joy to my heart than to watch my former students faithfully serving the Lord in whatever areas God has chosen to use them.

Tammy Haynes Custodian
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Tammy Haynes

Custodian

  • Education:

    North Davidson High School

  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband, Steve, and 2 stepsons: Daniel and David (deceased).

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Antiquing, Thrift Shopping, Working in the yard

  • Favorite Scripture:

    John 3.16 - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To treat others as I would like to be treated.

Amy Herns Middle School English & History Teacher, Yearbook Advisor
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Amy Herns

Middle School English & History Teacher, Yearbook Advisor

  • Education:

    B.S. in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married with 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading and thrifting

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 46:10a "Be still, and know that I am God"

  • Favorite Quotes:

    Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I want to conduct my life in a manner that pleases God whether it be with my family, church, or teaching in the classroom.

Dan Hightower Assistant Administrator, Preschool & Elementary Principal
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Dan Hightower

Assistant Administrator, Preschool & Elementary Principal

  • Education:

    B.S. in Religious Education 1980
    Masters of Educational Administration 1993

  • College Attended:Tennessee Temple University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Wife - Becky Hightower is a Dyslexia Therapist.
    Daughter - Rachel who has 3 children; Janaa, Caleb and Ellison. Rachel is also a Dyslexia Therapist. They live in Clemmons NC.
    Son - Jonathan is married to Whitney, and they have 2 sons, Drew and Wyatt. Jonathan is the Assistant Director of Facilities at Liberty University.

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Family, Hunting, Fishing, Woodworking

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalms 18:2, 1 Peter 5:7

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "May we live with eternity's values in view." Leonard Ravenhill
    "Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." Charles Swindoll

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To Love, Seek, And Serve GOD daily

Becky Holt High School Math & Physics Teacher
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Becky Holt

High School Math & Physics Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Electronics

  • College Attended:Bob Jones University
  • Church:Faith Church
  • Family:

    Husband – Jack, Son – Jerry, Daughter - Ansley

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Running, Reading, Sewing, Hiking, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Refinishing Old Furniture

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My goal is to glorify God in all I do in every aspect of my life by pointing others to Christ and His love for them, and secondly to teach others to use the abilities that God has given them to do the same.

Eric James High School Science Teacher
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Eric James

High School Science Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    Associate in Science
    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Business Administration
    Doctor of Biblical Studies

  • College Attended:DCCC; HP University; UNCG; University of Phoenix; Rock of Ages Theological Seminary
  • Church:Freeman Street Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Flying
    Diving
    Hunting
    Golf

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Romans 8:28

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Life is a challenge, Accomplish It!"

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Live a God directed life.

Shirley James Preschool Coordinator/K3 & K4 Teacher
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Shirley James

Preschool Coordinator/K3 & K4 Teacher

  • Education:

    North Davidson High School

  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 2 sons, 4 grandsons

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To provide a fun learning experience for my preschoolers.

Tina Keller First Grade Teacher
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Tina Keller

First Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Bob Jones University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    2 Children Jason and Julie, 2 grandchildren

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Crossword Puzzles

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 27:14

  • Favorite Quotes:

    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To show the love of God to my students through my teaching.

Amanda Lambert K4 Teacher
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Amanda Lambert

K4 Teacher

  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Cory
    Children - Reuben and Reagan

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Spending time with family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Deuteronomy 31:6-8 "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
    And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    Treat others as you would like to be treated.

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I want my students and parents to see Jesus in me.

Ruth McPhaul Preschool & Elementary Aide
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Ruth McPhaul

Preschool & Elementary Aide

  • Education:

    Faith Christian School, Ramseur, NC

  • College Attended:Piedmont Bible College
  • Church:Grace Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married
    Daughter, Audrey and Son, Allen (deceased)

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Crafts, reading, bird watching

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm37.23 - "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I want to live my life so that others will see Jesus in me.

Quenda Miller Daycare
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Quenda Miller

Daycare

  • Education:

    BS in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Tennessee Temple University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cross Stitching
    Reading
    Scrapbooking

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 19:14

Yvette Moon Music Teacher
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Yvette Moon

Music Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science, Music Education

  • College Attended:Piedmont International University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband and one daughter

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Family time and traveling

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 115:1 "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for they mercy and for they truth's sake."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "We must sing of the finished work of a precious Savior and he who knows most of forgiving love will sin the loudest." - Charles Spurgeon

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Teaching music to build relationships of discipleship for the glory of God.

Susan Nease Third Grade Teacher
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Susan Nease

Third Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    BS in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Anything northwestern U.S.A.
    Lady Vols basketball

  • Favorite Scripture:

    I Peter 5:7

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!"

    "You can choose your sin but you can't choose your consequences."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    That my students know that I love Jesus and I love them. I want to make sure they know Jesus and want to serve Him while making sure I teach them the academics they need to prepare them for the next grade.

Johnny Nunley High School Bible Teacher
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Johnny Nunley

High School Bible Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity

  • College Attended:Piedmont Bible College, Trinity Theological Seminary
  • Church:First Baptist Church of Draper, Eden, NC
  • Family:

    Married since 1974, 5 children and 11 grandchildren

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading, Piano tuning, L.A. Dodgers

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Romans 5.9 - "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." John Piper

    "One is less lonely when one is alone." (D. Bonhoeffer after returning to his room from the World's Fair.)

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me." (Luke 9.23)

Joann Page Second Grade Teacher
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Joann Page

Second Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Certificate Institute of Christian Service
    BA

  • College Attended:Bob Jones University, Bethel Baptist College
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 2 daughters:
    Beth Beck and son-in-law Bobby Beck; grandsons Finn and Kip Beck
    Rebecca Mothershed and son-in-law Lee Mothershed

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Music and reading

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Hebrews 12:1-2-Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  • Favorite Quotes:

    It is a sin to do less than your best
    The greatest ability is dependability
    Don’t sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My mission first and foremost is that each child would know Christ personally as Lord and Savior and know without doubt they will go to heaven someday. It is my goal to assist and serve families who desire for their child an education that is distinctively Christian in all subject areas. To integrate Biblical principles into all subject areas in a loving and orderly classroom setting. To help each child discover and achieve their God given potential goals.

Beth Pisani Sixth Grade Teacher
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Beth Pisani

Sixth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.R.E.

  • College Attended:Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Church:North Kannapolis Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Keith
    Children - Jessye - Husband Andrew, Joanna - Husband Jed, Jonathan, Joseph

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Hiking, Gardening, Reading and Playing the Piano

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Isaiah 25:1 "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Make sure your words are well seasoned, you may have to eat them."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To glorify my Lord and Savior in all that I do.

Melissa Russell High School English Teacher
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Melissa Russell

High School English Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. English Education
    M.A. Educational Leadership

  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married to Garrett; children: Audrey and Wyatt

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Photography, Crafting, Creative Writing, Reading

  • Favorite Scripture:

    "From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised." - Psalm 113:3

  • Favorite Quotes:

    “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

    “Life with God is not immunity from difficulties but peace in difficulties." - C.S. Lewis

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I strive to lead and inspire students to never stop learning and to always do their best, leading lives that glorify Christ in everything they do.

Holly Sharp High School Math, Health & P.E. Teacher
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Holly Sharp

High School Math, Health & P.E. Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine

  • College Attended:Copper Mountain, DCCC, UNCG
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Coaching
    Playing Sports

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." - C.S. Lewis

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To help students strive for goals they never deemed possible through the realization that with God all things are possible.

Nikki Skinner First Grade Teacher
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Nikki Skinner

First Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Vernon Forest Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Leonard
    Children - Emily, Andrew, Matthew, Gideon

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading, Spending Time with Family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Galatians 2:20 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To show the love of God to my students on a daily basis in every subject we cover

Sheila Sprigg Middle School Science & High School English Teacher
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Sheila Sprigg

Middle School Science & High School English Teacher

  • Education:

    B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies - Liberty University
    M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Liberty University
    Graduate Certificate in the Middle Grades - Liberty University

  • College Attended:Liberty University
  • Church:Rich Fork Church, Thomasville, NC
  • Family:

    Husband - Bob
    Son, 3 Grandchildren

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Cross stitching, reading and volleyball

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    When you cannot see His hand, trust His heart.

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I Thessalonians 5:24 - "Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it."

    God has called me to teach. As a teacher, it is my desire that my students gain knowledge and wisdom, not only of science and English but most important of all, gain wisdom and knowledge about God and to grow, love, and serve Him.

Peggy Theobald Elementary Spanish Teacher
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Peggy Theobald

Elementary Spanish Teacher

Meredith Wallace Fourth Grade Teacher
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Meredith Wallace

Fourth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. in Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Trinity Baptist College
  • Church:Grace Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Parents: Rex & Darline
    Brother & Sister-in-law: Jonathan & Stephanie; Niece Breanna; Nephew Nathanael
    Sister & Brother-in-law: Sabrina & Chris
    Dogs: Mokah & Timber

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Watching TV/movies, reading, spending time with family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 19.14 - "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." God

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To be an example of God's love, teaching children to develop a closer relationship with God. To show love and kindness to everyone I meet. To be honoring and glorifying to God in all that I do. To one day hear the words, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." To get others excited and ready for the return of Jesus.

Renee Weaver Sixth Grade Teacher
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Renee Weaver

Sixth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    BS Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Tennesee Temple University; Piedmont Baptist College
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Husband - Jon
    Children - Anna, Jonathan, Andrew

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Reading
    Playing Piano
    Fishing
    Playing Games

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 91

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Don't shine so others can see you, shine so that through you, others can see Him." C.S. Lewis

    "God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him." - John Piper

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To be able to effectively convey the love of Christ to my students, emphasizing a personal relationship with Him. To emphasize growing in Christ, striving to please Him (above anyone else) in everything we do. To build relationships with my students so that they know that I love them and would try to help them in any way that I can. To teach the disciplines of math, history, and science, not only with academics in mind, but each with Biblical emphasis.

Kelly Whiteheart Fifth Grade Teacher
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Kelly Whiteheart

Fifth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. Elementary Education

  • College Attended:Pensacola Christian College
  • Church:Gospel Light Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married with 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Shopping, reading and spending time with family

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Be the kind of leader that you would follow."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My mission is to teach each student to not only know about God but to know Him personally as their Savior. I also want everything I do and say to honor God.

Erica Wiles Adminstrative Assistant
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Erica Wiles

Adminstrative Assistant

  • Education:

    Credentials in Early Childhood Development

  • College Attended:Wilkes Community; Forsyth Tech
  • Church:Center Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    Married, 1 child

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Jeremiah 33:3

Jeff Woosley Administrator
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Jeff Woosley

Administrator

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, History/Math
    Master of Education in Administration/Supervision

  • College Attended:Hyles Anderson College, Liberty University
  • Church:Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family:

    I am married to Teresa (Teresa works in the Union Grove Baptist Church office). We have 4 daughters, Jordan (Jordan is married to Paul Ballengee, and they have two children, Elizabeth and Luke. She is a nurse and he is in the US Army. They live in Fayetteville, NC), Jillian (Jillian lives in Lynchburg, VA. She works at Liberty University as the Club Sports Sales Operations Coordinator.), Jacqueline (Jacqueline is a college student at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC. She plays volleyball for FTCC and works at Chick fil A as the Evening Director.), and Jenna (Jenna is a Junior at Union Grove Christian School.).

  • Hobbies/Interests:

    Family and Sports

  • Favorite Scripture:

    Psalm 1.1-2 - Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel fo the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth at the seat of the scornful. For his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."

  • Favorite Quotes:

    "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Love God, love others, treating everyone like I would want to be treated.

Events

  • 4 Dec

    MSB @ Oak Level Christian Invitational

    The middle school boys will play at 3.50 and 8.00 pm on Friday, December 4. The team will be dismissed from class at 2.15 and leave the campus at 2.30 […]

  • 7 Dec

    MSB, JVG, JVB & VB vs Gospel Light Christian

    Middle School Boys – 3.30 pm Junior Varsity Girls – 4.30 pm Junior Varsity Boys – 5.30 pm Varsity Boys – 6.45 pm POC:  Wes Cromer – wcromer@uniongroveonline.com  

  • 8 Dec

    JVG, JVB, VG & VB @ Tabernacle Christian

    The teams will be dismissed from class at 1.00 and leave the campus at 1.15 pm. Game Times Are:Junior Varsity Girls – 3.30 pm Junior Varsity Boys – 4.30 pm […]

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