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First Baptist Christian School Staff are dedicated to the rearing of your children towards a spiritually successful life. Our teachers consider themselves an extension of your Christian home, and will reiterate your Christian values daily in the classroom. We will consider your children’s spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and mental well-being within the biblical framework. Our entire staff will emphasize with your child that God has a will for them, and that He wants them to learn to follow Him into that will so that He can bring blessings to them.

Tim Spickler

FBCS Administrator, JH and HS History Teacher

"I'm excited to be working in a ministry that's been close to my heart for over 25 years."

Tim Spickler came to FBCS in 1987 and taught Jr. High and High School Social Studies for 19 years. He left FBCS in 2006 to pursue other interests, but returned in his present capacity in 2013. He is married to Kirsten (an alumnus of FBCS) and has three children, Ethan (Class of 2010), Mikayla (Class of 2013), and Bethanie (Class of 2018).

Mr. Spickler received his Bachelors Degree in History and Social Studies from Bob Jones University in 1985 and continued there for his Masters Degree in Teaching History in 1987. He continues his education through Ashland University.

Jennifer Kime

Jennifer Kime

Elementary Principal, Third and Fourth Grade Co-Teacher

"I love teaching at FBCS because I can let my passion for Jesus Christ overflow into every subject that I teach my students. Since all knowledge comes from God, the students need to learn to filter everything through His Word. This is exciting to see!"

Jenny Kime graduated from Cedarville College where she majored in Elementary Education and minored in Bible. She has had previous teaching experiences in Christian and public schools in North Carolina and Ohio. Mrs. Kime is currently pursuing her Master's of Educational Administration Degree from Cedarville University.

She and her husband, Russell, have three children, Brandon (Class of 2011), Devin (Class of 2014), and Katelyn (Class of 2015). They are active members of First Baptist Church of LaGrange and reside in LaGrange. Mrs. Kime taught at FBCS for 13 years, before taking over as Elementary Principal in 2016.

Kris Wilcox

Business Administrator

Kris Wilcox oversees the finances of the church and Christian school, as well as coordinates and oversees the housekeeping and maintenance of the facility and grounds. He began serving as Business Administrator in 2013. He is a graduate of Cedarville University, where he received his bachelor's degree in Accounting, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Previous to serving as the Business Administrator, he worked in various positions in public accounting, and started and managed two businesses. Kris also serves on the governing council for Baptist Church Planters and ChurchCare. Kris and his wife, Judy, have six children.

Barbi Quick

Barbi Quick

Director of Marketing, Admissions, and Fundraising, Learning Center Supervisor

"My husband and I both attended FBCS as children, and now send our children here. I have a passion for this school and for telling others about the benefits they can receive by sending their children to our school."

Barbi Quick is a former student of FBCS, and is involved in Choir and Babyland, as well as other activities at First Baptist Church in Elyria. Barbi's career was in finance until she chose to stay home with her children beginning in 2001. Barbi has been married to her husband, Kevin (an FBCS alumnus) since 1997. She began working at FBCS as the Fundraising Coordinator and Kindergarten Aide in 2008, and her responsibilities have changed several times since. Her four children all attend FBCS (Classes of 2018, 2021, 2025, and 2029). Barbi has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College.

Kerri Patton

School Secretary

"I chose to work at FBCS because of the biblically based curriculum and the faculty focused first on God and then the school."

Kerri is the third child of Phil and Mary Olsen, long time supporters as well as former teachers/admistrators at FBCS. She graduated from FBCS in 1999, after having spent all thirteen years here. Kerri spent eight years working for the Elyria Public LIbrary System, retiring from there right before her 5th child was born. She has worked at FBCS as the School Secretary since 2013.

Kerri is married to Shawn, and together they have six children, Kyle (Class of 2020), Drake (Class of 2023), Hayven and Kaylen (Class of 2025), Cace (Class of 2031) and Takoda (Class of 2035).

Kerri loves working with the students and the teachers at FBCS and is very happy that all of her children are able to attend.

Rachel Haney

Pre-K Teacher

"I am so grateful that my parents made the eternal investment of a Christian education for me, and I'm honored to be able to partner with parents as they invest in their childrens' lives."

Rachel Haney first came to FBCS as a student teacher in 1998. She was impressed with both the love that teachers showed for God and their students and the academic excellence of the school. In 1999, the Lord allowed Rachel to return to FBCS as a part of the staff. Through various teaching positions, she has continued to enjoy serving the Lord here at FBCS.

As a graduate of Baptist Bible College (now Summit University) in Pennsylvania and a Christian school in upstate New York, Rachel was able to see the eternal difference that a Christ-centered education can make in the lives of students and parents.

Reilly Parker

Kindergarten Teacher

"My desire to give back to the school that has shaped so much of who I have become is what motivates my passion to teach at FBCS. Partnering with parents and implementing the truth of God's Word into my students' lives at such an early age are among my favorite blessings of teaching here."

Reilly Parker is an alumni of FBCS (Class of 2009). She graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in 2013 with a bachelor of science degree in Elementary education and Bible. She then went on to teach at a Christian school in Mililani, HI for 4 years. She holds state licenses in both Iowa and Hawaii and has experience in multiple grade levels and educational settings. Innovation and technology and collaborative, hands-on learning are some of the things that she is most excited to implement into her Kindergarten classroom at FBCS.

Margie Howard

Margie Howard

First Grade Teacher

"Proverbs 3:6 says, 'In all your ways acknowledge Him.' It is a joy to be able to teach here at FBCS in a way that saturates our day with 'acknowledging Him' in all areas."

Margie Howard has been teaching at FBCS since 1997. She received a Bachelor's of Religious Education through Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania and Ohio State certification through Ashland University. Mrs. Howard and her husband have been married since 1981 and have two daughters (Classes of 2004 and 2006).

Brenda Milam

Brenda Milam

2nd Grade Teacher

"I love working together with all of the staff, students and parents at FBCS! God has called me into this special ministry and I am so thankful. It’s the best place to be!"

Brenda Milam began teaching at FBCS in 1989. A few years later, Brenda served as the Assistant Administrator and served as the Principal from 2000 to 2016. Brenda graduated from Cedarville University with a BA Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She completed work on her Masters Degree from Buffalo State and Ashland University. She has served the Lord for more than 30 years in Christian Education. Brenda resides in Elyria with her husband, John, where they are active members at First Baptist Church of Elyria. She has one daughter (Class of 2003) and four grandchildren. One of Brenda's favorite verses is Jeremiah 33:3 - "Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you know not."

Sandra Sue Ellen Cain

3rd/4th Grade Co-Teacher, Spanish Teacher

“I am thankful to partner with FBCS and parents in the character training and formation of the next generation. I am passionate about teaching—No matter what subject! I love seeing students connect with the lesson we are working on, but even more I love watching them connect with lessons from God’s word.”

Sue Ellen Cain came to FBCS in 2016. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2003 and received a degree in Missions with a broad field in Teaching English. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from Bob Jones University. She has served in Christian education for thirteen years. For eleven of those years she served in Lima, Peru, as an elementary teacher in an English immersion school for grades K-11. She has taught in preschool, elementary, and high school in language immersion settings both for Spanish speakers learning English as well as English speakers learning Spanish.

Joyce Kincaid

Joyce Kincaid

Fifth and Sixth Grade Teacher, Elementary Music

"I love giving information to students and watching them grow in knowledge and understanding. But it is a greater privilege to teach them the content from the world view that all information and understanding comes from God. FBCS gives me that opportunity."

Joyce Kincaid graduated from Cedarville College where she received a degree in Elementary Classroom and Elementary Music with a minor in Bible. Joyce and her husband, Ken, reside in Elyria and are active members of First Baptist Church. Both of their daughters, Dana and Mandy graduated from FBCS (Classes of 2009 and 2011). Mrs. Kincaid also serves on the Local Professional Development Committee at FBCS.

Jon Casbohm

Junior High and High School Bible

"I feel incredibly blessed to be part of what God is doing at FBCS. I am passionate about investing into the lives of students as others have invested into mine. I pray that the Lord will use me to impact future generations and that He will be glorified in what is accomplished!"

Pastor Jon Casbohm has been part of the FBCS family for over 25 years. Jon joined the staff of FBCS in 2015 after leaving a career in business to pursue God's call into full time ministry. Jon and his wife, Amber, graduated from FBCS in 2004 having attended since Kindergarten. Jon and Amber, along with their five children, Kali (Class of 2027), Kayden (Class of 2029), Kayci (Class of 2030), Konnor, and Klay, attend First Baptist Church of Elyria, where Jon is the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship. Jon has a Bachelors Degree in Business from Liberty University and his Masters in Ministry from Piedmont International University.

Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker

MS & HS English, Drama, Family Living, Speech

"I teach at FBCS because I believe there is a blessing promised to students who are taught by teachers who delight in the “law of the Lord.' I feel it is a special privilege to be used by God to fulfill this promise."

Bonnie Parker, a graduate of Baptist Bible College, PA, has taught in Christian schools in New York and Indiana. After a long period of home schooling her seven children, she and her husband moved from Michigan to Ohio in 2002. Her husband, Dan, serves as minister of music and worship here at First Baptist Church. Six of their children have attended FBCS (Classes of 2003, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015).

Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter

MS & HS Mathematics, Computers, RenWeb Administrator

"I thank the Lord for allowing me to come to First Baptist Christian School. I’m so glad to be able to work with this staff and to help the children get a good Christian education."

Jeff Carter is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. He lives in Norwalk and attends Calvary Baptist Church.

Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood

MS & HS Science

After graduating from Cedarville College in 1969, Tom was employed by the college in the maintenance department for one year before re-enrolling to become a teacher. His first position was in North Carolina, then Indiana, followed by Ohio. He has taught 39 years - all in Christian schools. He retired in 2010 from Open Door Christian School in anticipation of doing something different, but the Lord had other plans. Mrs. Milam contacted Tom, they met, and prayed about a decision--that decision led to a position at FBCS. He has a state license, ACSI lifetime certificate, and a Masters Degree in Supervision from Ashland University. Mr. Greenwood is married to Kim. They have one son, Zachary, who is married. He is a member of Beth-el Baptist Church, where he serves as a Deacon and adult Sunday School teacher.

Rebecca Gravley

Learning Center Monitor

"I am thankful to the Lord for opening a door for me at FBCS to be able to influence and teach the next generation all that I have learned in my own years of Christian education. The glory of God is my goal, and I want the students to worship Him with me as we live for Him every day."

Becky Gravley began with FBCS after serving for 6 years in Romania with Baptist Mid-Missions. Her work there included teaching children at church as well as adult literacy classes, all in the Roma (Gypsy) community. Before her work in Romania, she taught fifth grade for a total of 7 years both in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She is married to Travis and has two children, Sam and Kara (Classes of 2023 and 2025).

Mrs. Gravley received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University in 1997.

Steve Williams

Athletic Director

Coach Williams began with FBCS as the Varsity Soccer Coach in 2009. He served in that capacity until 2014, when he also took over as Athletic Director. Coach played soccer and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

During the day, Coach Williams serves as Pastor Williams as the General Director of Harvest Baptist Missions, a local church-based missionary sending agency ministry of Columbia Road Baptist Church. He is also director of PureMen Ministry, a purity ministry for men in the Greater Cleveland area.

Coach and his wife, Kris, live in North Ridgeville and have three children (Classes of 2010, 2015, and 2022).

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