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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Joy Samples


Levi Armacost

Principal, 9th-12th Grade Teacher

Anna Zdziarski

1st & 2nd Grade Teacher

Anna Zdziarski grew up in Illinois in a pastor’s family. She graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College and taught for several years in a Christian school in New Mexico. She joined our staff in Fall of 2022.

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Jessica Hohl

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

I was born and raised in Wisconsin.  Around the age of five, I accepted Christ as my Savior after listening to my dad give a gospel message.  Always knowing that God wanted  me to be a teacher, I prepared all through school in order to do so.  In 2004, I graduated with my B.A. in… 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

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 wife, Candace. He majored in Youth Ministries and graduated in 2015. After graduation, Aaron… Read More »

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Kaitlyn Whitney

Kindergarten Teacher