Before becoming a full-time instructor at VBC, Mr. Davis worked with Bible Truth Music as an evangelist and the assistant to the president; this position allowed him to record, produce, and arrange music and placed him in conferences, rallies, and special meetings across the United States. Burdened for young people, he founded Keep Your Heart Ministries, a ministry focused on reaching people with God’s truth though written lessons, preaching, special music, conferences, rallies, and camps. In addition to actively directing this ministry, Adam Davis educates young people through Bible and youth ministry classes at VBC.
Dr. Edmonds has been teaching English since 1992 and has had the opportunity to teach students ranging from first grade through post-graduate work. In addition to teaching grammar, literature, and writing, Dr. Edmonds has also served as an International Student Advisor, teaching students how to read, speak, and write the English language. Her love for her subject and her desire to help students succeed are vital as she serves at VBC as an instructor and General Education Chair.
Obeying God’s call, Dr. Forrester started Faith Baptist Church, the foundation of Faith Baptist School and Virginia Baptist College. After serving as senior pastor for thirty-six years, he stepped down from that position in order to become the full-time president of VBC. Dr. Forrester is currently Pastor Emeritus of Faith Baptist Church and the Chancellor of Virginia Baptist College as well as an active teacher and conference speaker.
Before moving to North Carolina, Mrs. Joyner taught English and history in a Christian school for several years. Because of her heart for children with special needs, she taught for one year at Wake County Public Schools as a special education teacher and developed the Specialized Learning Center in Raleigh to help children with special needs at Friendship Christian School. Mrs. Joyner currently serves as an instructor and Education Chair at VBC.
Throughout the years, Dr. Wagner has served as Minister of Youth and Christian Education at Limerick Chapel, missionary church planter in Ireland, and pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He is the Chair of the Undergraduate and Graduate Ministry Department at VBC.
Since entering the ministry in 1987, Dr. Amsbaugh has been used greatly by the Lord. His writing ability has aided him in producing numerous commentaries and curricula and has placed him on several doctoral dissertation committees. He has pastored in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Rhode Island, and he currently serves as pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia.
For twenty years, Mr. Allen has used his education and God-given ability to serve our country as a civilian engineer for the U.S. Navy. He currently teaches math courses at VBC as an adjunct faculty member.
Recognizing opportunities to minister to children in different venues, Mary Boggs has years of experience as a Sunday School teacher, an AWANA club leader, and a teacher for the elementary through high school levels. She currently shares her love for children with her undergraduate students as she teaches education courses at VBC.
Through his twenty-nine years of Christian ministry, Dr. Cloud has acquired valuable experience with evangelistic work, youth, music, radio, education, and pastoral ministry. In addition to serving as adjunct professor at several seminaries, he currently pastors Hatcher Baptist Church in Cumberland, VA.
Dr. Creed has a strong background in ministry and education, with eight years of experience as a Christian school principal and assistant, fifteen years as an assistant pastor, and thirty-seven years as a senior pastor. He had the opportunity to serve as the president of the Atlantic Independent Baptist Fellowship for two years and has been able to share his knowledge with others through church planting seminars and teachers’ conferences. God is currently using Pastor Creed at VBC to prepare young people for Christian service.
Outside of her own personal performances, Melissa Dameron has directed numerous Christian theater productions, assemblies, plays, and adult cantatas. Due to her gift of communication in both speech and writing, she was invited to speak at a Home School Legal Defense Association seminar and also wrote and published a devotional book for single women. Building on her teaching experience, Melissa Dameron currently teaches speech classes at VBC.
During his twenty years at Pensacola Christian College, John Edmonds served as the administrative aide to the Executive Assistant, an administrative aide to the President, and a Bible and Greek professor. After ministering in California as the assistant to the pastor and serving in Texas as a school principal, Mr. Edmonds was called to VBC where he currently serves as the president and as a Bible and Greek professor.
For the next five years, Ms. Houghton taught at Calvary Baptist Church Academy in Glen Bernie, MD. She then taught at Sweethaven Christian Academy in Virginia for seven years. Most recently, she is an instructor at Friendship Christian School in Raleigh, NC, and has been teaching there five years.
During his twenty-six years of service in the U.S. Army and his twelve years of service as a consultant to the Department of Defense, Dr. Lewis was responsible for management, planning, and execution of various facets of criminal investigation as well as business process reengineering, organization design, planning, programming, and budgeting. He currently instructs business and church law classes at VBC.
Pastor MacAvoy has held leadership positions in the Jehovah Jireh Ministry, the Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists, and the Atlantic Independent Baptist Fellowship. In addition to ministering in Kenya for fifteen months, he and his wife have traveled abroad to preach in Haiti, Jamaica, Ireland, Italy, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Philippines. Daniel MacAvoy currently pastors Hanover Baptist Church in Glen Allen, VA.
The Lord gave Pastor McCrum a heart for missions, leading him to serve as an assistant missionary-pastor for two years before becoming a lead pastor in a missionary church plant. Through his time on the mission field, Pastor McCrum has been able to live firsthand what he teaches in the classroom at VBC.
As a highly qualified counselor, Pastor McGee has been able to help many people with various struggles through pastoral counseling, psycho-social rehab counseling, and substance abuse counseling. After serving as assistant pastor for four years, he became senior pastor of Ambassador Baptist Church in Woodford, Virginia, where he has ministered since 2007. Pastor McGee currently shares his love for and experience with counseling in his classes at VBC.
Dr. McGuire has gained professional experience in various positions, including the head of the Optometry Department of the Naval Health Clinic at Quantico, the director of the clinical program at the University of Indiana and the University of Texas, and the customer service facilitator for the Navy clinical staff. Building on his previous experience at multiple Virginian optometry practices, Dr. McGuire opened Vision Health Center, O.D. in 2008. He currently teaches at VBC while continuing his optometry practice.
Certified by AACS, Dr. Parker has had the opportunity to teach in various platforms, including North Hills Christian School and the Braxton School of Business in Richmond. In addition to being a VBC instructor, he currently serves as the administrator of Frederick Christian Academy and the assistant pastor of People’s Baptist Church.
Over the past fourteen years, Mrs. Rill has served Virginia Baptist College in various capacities. She has worked as a full-time English and education instructor, a library director, the Director of Assessment, and the General Education Department Chair. She currently serves as the Academic Dean.
For over twenty years, Mr. Rill has worked in nonprofit organizations in staffing and management. Besides instructing CPR and first aid for the American Heart Association and Green Cross, he has filled the needs of multiple organizations as a retail department manager, nonprofit operations manager, nonprofit resource coordinator, nonprofit program coordinator, and a staffing coordinator for various nursing facilities. As a VBC instructor, Mr. Rill implements his knowledge of nonprofit procedures to thoroughly train his students.
Since trusting Christ as his Savior at age twenty-eight, Mr. Sale has worked as a Christian elementary school teacher and coach for the last thirty-six years and has had the opportunity to conduct workshops at the ODACS Teachers’ Conference. He currently teaches first grade at Faith Baptist School and education courses at VBC.
Most recently, Pastor Samms has served on the Bible and Evangelism Faculty at West Coast Baptist College as an evangelist and representative. Prior to working at WCBC, he served as a full-time evangelist, which gave him the opportunity to preach in youth conferences, revival meetings, evangelistic crusades, camps, chapels, and youth rallies across America. He is currently the senior pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.
Cary Schmidt is pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, Connecticut. For the last 29 years, Pastor Schmidt and his wife, Dana, have served together and encouraged as many people as possible to trust God, love Him, and enjoy Him in a daily, personal relationship with Jesus.
Throughout his twenty-nine years in church ministry, Pastor Skelly has been able to pastor three churches, including his current pastorate at Faith Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His passion for the Lord and for people has helped open up many speaking opportunities for him across the U.S. and abroad. As Chairman of the Board of Directors and instructor for VBC, Pastor Skelly helps give direction for the college and works to effectively train people for the work of the ministry.
As a church music director and school music teacher, Mr. Smith has gained experience with general music, choir, children’s choir, band, orchestra, and handbells. His background as a pianist and conductor have aided him in becoming a published arranger, presenting an opportunity to further serve the Lord through music.
In 2008, God called Pastor Venable and his wife to Faith Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he has served as youth pastor for nine years. In addition to serving as student pastor and youth pastor at the church, he currently teaches at VBC, training young men and women to reach others through youth ministry.