meet our school board
Ken was born into a Christian home in 1951 and saved by God’s grace at the age of 12; earned a Bachelors's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech in 1975. After graduation he joined the mission Operation Mobilization, spending two years overseas. He married Cindy Crowder in 1977 and the two rejoined OM and served in different countries and positions for 27 years. During these years the Lord blessed them with two sons and one daughter. All three are following the Lord, are married, and have given them a total of seven grandchildren.
In 2004 restructuring of OM moved their ministry to become a for-profit company distributing Bibles and other Christian materials to Christian bookshops. They moved to Knoxville in 2016 and joined Berean Bible Church shortly thereafter. Ken has been working on their house on a huge renovation project (home renovation having been his hobby over the years) and occasionally helping his son-in-law in his construction company.
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Jimmy has B.S. in Psychology from Georgia Southwestern College and a M.S. in Guidance from UT-Knoxville. Jimmy is currently the 6th grade school counselor at Bearden Middle School. Previously, he has worked as a teacher/school counselor at Berean Christian School and at Faith Academy in the Philippines. Jimmy and wife Vicki have been married since 1980, have three children and eight grandchildren, and are blessed to be attending Berean Bible Church."things have changed tremendously at BCS since Vicki and I took the entire 7th and 8th grade classes to Washington D.C. in a 15 passenger van. I look forward to seeing how God will continue to bless BCS in the future."
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II Cor. 5:21
I grew up in Knoxville and graduated from UT with a major in Business Education
(which is no longer available) in 1963 but never taught in school. My husband and I started a drafting service (Technical Drafting Service) that turned into an exhibit house (TDS Exhibits), and the fact that we came to know Jesus in our 30s enabled us to work together in the business throughout
our marriage of 50 years. I have three sons married to their first wives, 10 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. I am an active member of Berean Bible Church and have been a part of Berean Christian School since its beginning. I consider it an honor to serve on the Board. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working in my yard, and reading. Bible verses that I love and that have guided me are.
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Kensey currently serves as the Academy Coach at Fulton High School. She and her husband, Cody, have been married since 2013 and serve their church each week leading the worship team. They have one son, Cole, who is a bundle of toddler joy. They lead their church small group and love the community that they have through that group. As a former student of Berean, Kensey values the impact of that experience and hopes to share that with others. B.A. in Communication Studies, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; M.S. in Communication and Information, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dan served 5 years in the United States Coast Guard and then earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He has worked in many technical fields including aerospace, medical engineering, home appliances, and most recently, bio-fuel technology. On the side, he builds websites and does marketing and social media management for his company Propel Marketers. In his spare time, he loves to train at KMAA in jiu-jitsu, ride dirt bikes with his boys, and help Heidi with the bakery. He is an active member of Berean Bible Church and loves encouraging people in God's Word.
Heidi earned her Bachelor's Degree in English Linguistics from Cal State San Bernardino and then went into the Teaching Credential Program at Cal Poly Pomona. She worked in education for 10 years, including homeschooling her 3 children until 2020. Now all 3 kids attend Berean Christian School, one of which is in the SOAR program. Now Heidi owns and runs her own bakery called Heidi's Home Cooking. She and her husband are currently building a new bakery in Fountain City. When she isn't decorating cakes, she likes to lift weights, hike, and hang out with her chickens. She co-leads a women's Bible study on Wednesday nights at Berean Bible Church and loves hanging out with her church family.