Pastor Tim Collard | Superintendant
Pastor Collard came to Faith Baptist Church in August of 2007. He and his wife, Sandra, believe strongly in the value of Christian education. Their own two children graduated from a Christian school and college in Wisconsin.
Pastor is thrilled at the recent growth and and development in the church and school. Both he and Sandy are involved in assisting in the school in a variety of ways.
Mr. Shawn Haynie | Administrator, Spanish Teacher
Mr. Haynie brings a wealth of experience in the field of education. Mr. Haynie is a graduate of Northland Baptist Bible College and Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He has educational experience in several Christian schools as well as on the mission field. The Haynie family ministered for six years in Santiago, Chile where Mr. Haynie was involved in church planting and training Christian servants as the Academic Dean of the Baptist Bible College of Theology. A gifted administrator, he has a special interest in the fine arts.
He and his wife, Tina, have five children. The youngest, Stephen, is a graduate of FBCS (2015).
Mrs. Sara Fugate | K3 Teacher
Mrs. Fugate is the wife of Mark Fugate and a graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College of Owatonna, Minnesota and brings years of experience as a Preschool teacher and Elementary Substitute Teacher as well as experience in homeschooling their own children.
Mrs. Fugate is also very musical and enjoys playing and teaching piano, organ and flute, as well as participating in many areas of music ministry in church. She is also burdened for ministry with women in the church.
Mrs. Theresa Justus | K4 Teacher
Mrs. Justus is a 1984 graduate of Faith Baptist Christian School. She completed her Christian Education degree at Fellowship Baptist College in 1987. Mrs. Justus is the wife of pastor Randy Justus of Grace Baptist Church and has taught at FBCS for fifteen years. Their three children are also graduates of FBCS!
Mrs. Justus’ life’s verse is Jeremiah 29:11, selected because it reminds her that God has a chosen path for everyone and that we can trust Him because He knows what is in store for us. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Mrs. Jayde Gress | Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Gress graduated from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. Previous to coming to Faith, she taught in a Christian school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Gress is an Illinois native, having grown up in Hoopeston and is married to an FBCS graduate, Jon (class of 2009).
Mrs. Gress enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with her new puppy, Luna! She also enjoys ministering in her local church.
Miss Carol Fryman | 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
A native of Pekin, Miss Fryman received her teaching degree from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota. FBCS has been privileged to have her as an elementary teacher for over 30 years.
A verse that’s very special to Carol is II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Miss Patricia Taylor | 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher
Miss Taylor is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College and has 9 years of combined teaching experience in Christian schools in northern Michigan and here at FBCS. She came to us at the beginning of summer 2013 and was immediately active in our ministries. Miss Taylor teaches our 3rd and 4th grade classroom.
Miss Taylor’s life verse is Psalms 1:1-3, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Miss Diane Freeman | 5th and 6th Grade Teacher
Diane earned an elementary education degree from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota. She began her teaching career at Faith Baptist Christian School in 1980. Miss Freeman drives the bus for many of the field trips at FBCS.
Philippians 1:6 is Miss Freeman’s life verse. “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.”
Miss Trisha Herbert | Elementary and Secondary Music, Advanced Math
Miss Herbert graduated from Maranatha Baptist University in 2016. She was named Maranatha’s 2016 Outstanding Musician – an honor based on musicianship, academic achievement, spiritual and character qualities, and Christian service. She also had the distinction of graduating with a double major in Music Education and Math Education – both very rigorous academic endeavors.
As Fine Arts Director, Miss Herbert will be helping bring back our instrumental music program as well as directing our Upper Elementary and Secondary Choirs. She will also be teaching some of our upper level math classes.
Mrs. Carol Cole | English, Bible Quiz, Yearbook/Journalism, & Speech
Mrs. Cole holds a B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Bob Jones University. She and her husband, Bill, met in German class while students at BJU. Carol is a loving grandmother and can often be found reading stories to the little ones.
In addition to sharing her love of literature, Carol coaches our Bible Quiz teams and serves as FBCS coordinator for the state-wide fine arts and academic tournament. She and her husband have been on the staff for 13 years.
Mr. Bill Cole | Secondary Math and Sciences, Computer, Yearbook/Journalism & Bible Quiz
Mr. Cole has a B.S. and a M.A. degree from Bob Jones University. He and his wife, Carol, joined the FBCS staff in 2001.
Besides teaching, He is a faithful attender at nearly every event and is usually found behind the camera as he takes pictures for the yearbook.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole currently have several grandchildren! The fun is more than double when the grandkids visit – they have two sets of twins!
Mrs. Shirley Pierce | Junior High Math and Social Studies
Mrs. Pierce is a native to our area, having grown up in East Peoria. Shirley has a B.A. degree in Guidance Counseling from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. She came to FBCS in 2006 and enjoys teaching our secondary students.
When Shirley isn’t teaching at school, she is serving alongside her husband at Berea Baptist Church in Bartonville. She and Pastor Pierce have four married children and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Pierce’s favorite verse is Psalms 18:2, “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
Pastor Chip Herbert | Chapel Ministry Coordinator, Advanced Math
Pastor Herbert is the Assistant Pastor at Faith Baptist Church. He earned his B.S. degree in Math Education from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, now Maranatha University. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree at Maranatha Seminary. His primary duties are with the church, but he organizes the school’s chapel program and also teaches Geometry and Algebra 2 in our High School. Pastor Chip learned to love Christian education from his father, who is a long time Christian school administrator.
A special verse to Pastor Chip is Phillipians 2:9-11, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus ever knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Mrs. Sarah Herbert | Piano lessons, Girls Counselor
Mrs. Herbert graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, now Maranatha Baptist University, with her Bachelors degree in Piano Performance. She then received her Masters degree in Biblical Counseling from Maranatha Baptist Seminary . She and Pastor Chip met when they were both involved in Maranatha’s Madrigal choir.
She has directed the choir program at school but is stepping down from that position to be “mom” to the Herbert’s first baby. She is still offering private piano lessons and will be helping with counseling the girls. Verses special to Mrs. Herbert are Proverbs 3:5-6 and Psalms 37:4 .
Mrs. Jennifer Gase | Lunchroom Teacher/ Recess Monitor
Mrs. Gase is Pekin native and an integral part of the support staff at FBCS. She has helped in the school lunchroom and monitored elementary recess at FBCS for the past three years. She and her husband Toby have five children and one of them attends FBCS.
When she has free time, Mrs. Gase likes to work on her scrapbooking. She has also taught Sunday School at her local church for several years. Mrs. Gase has a huge servant’s heart and is always willing to go the extra mile to make everyone’s day run smoothly. Who doesn’t love the lunch lady?
Mrs. Tammi Lyons | 1st-4th Grade Art, Librarian
Mrs. Lyons is an alumnus of Faith Baptist Christian School, and a graduate of Pensacola Christian College. She has two children attending FBCS and has spent many hours as our school librarian.
Mrs. Lyons’ life verse is Phil. 2:21, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Mrs. Diane Doolittle | Morning Office Manager
Diane graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College with an elementary education degree. Even though she has a teacher’s heart after 10 years of experience in the classroom, she has found that she enjoys the Morning Office Manager position which enables her to still be in a school setting and to keep up with her own three busy children who are still at home. She is thankful for the promise to “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.” Proverbs 3:5-6