All Staff Members

Pastor Samples

Administrator & Principal

Michael Aaron Samples was born on April 23, 1975 to Christian parents in Knoxville, Tennessee. He had the privilege of attending Temple Baptist Church and Temple Christian Academy. Dr. Clarence Sexton was his pastor for over thirteen years. On September 5, 1993, Pastor Samples placed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for his soul’s… Read More »

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Miriam Thiede

Kindergarten Teacher

Miriam grew up in a small town in Indiana with five older brothers. Her parents were very ministry focused and instilled in her a love for serving the Lord. Ever since she was a young girl she had one dream–to become a teacher. She graduated from Baptist College of Ministry in 2018 with her Bachelors… Read More »

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Sarah Olson

5th - 6th Grade Teacher

When I was five years old, my family and I moved to Zambia, Africa, as missionaries.  I spent the next ten years of my life as a missionary kid.  We had to return to the States in 2012 because of health problems that my dad was battling.  It was quite an adjustment going back to… Read More »

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Melissa McConnell

7th & 8th Grade Teacher

Sarah Waddell

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

My name is Miss Sarah Waddell, and I am a recent resident of Ohio. I grew up in Michigan as the second youngest of ten children, always involved in church and sports. I was saved on a Sunday evening as an eight-year-old child, my mother leading me to a saving knowledge of Christ; she encouraged… Read More »

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Anna Zdziarski

1st & 2nd Grade Teacher

Levi Armacost

Principal, 9th-12th Grade Teacher

Aaron Stevenson

Physical Education and Art Class

Aaron grew up as a Pastor’s son in West Virginia. He was saved at the age of seven and surrendered to full-time Christian ministry in 7th grade. He felt the Lord directing him to Ambassador Baptist College, and there met his fiance, Candace. He majored in Youth Ministries and graduated in 2015. After graduation, Aaron… Read More »

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Joy Samples