School Committee

Patrick Odle

Pastor Odle is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church and the Chairman of the school board at FBCS, having served here since 2011. Before coming to Elyria, Pastor Odle served as the Chaplain and Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, his alma mater. Prior to serving at…

Matthew Meng

“First Baptist Christian School has great teacher’s and staff that really care about the students.” Matt has been serving on the school board at FBCS since 2011. His three children, Chloe (Class of 2023), Stephen (Class of 2026), and Bradley (Class of 2029) all attend FBCS. Matt also assists his wife, Jennifer in coaching the…

Jeff Rising

Coach Rising joined our coaching staff in 2016 and was elected to the school board in 2018. Basketball has always been a huge part of his life. He played all through high school and still plays on leagues today. Jeff had this to say about coaching, “I enjoy building relationships with my players while teaching…