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Frank Rice

Pastor and School Administrator

Pastor Frank Rice is a native of West Virginia. He was saved at the age of 7 and answered the call to preach at age 13. Pastor Rice is a graduate of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, NC. After serving at Mt. Calvary from 2000-2003 as Associate Pastor, Athletic Director, Coach and Teacher, he returned as Senior Pastor in February of 2013. Pastor and Mrs. Genell have been married for 21 years and have four children that attend MCCA: Elaina, Victoria, Frankie, and Hannah Brook.


Justin Pridgen

Youth Pastor/Bus Director

Mr. Pridgen is a native of Snow Hill, NC. He was saved as a young man, but he fully dedicated his life to the Lord in his early twenties. After graduating from MCCA in 1999, Justin became a dental technifcian and managed a dental lab in Salisbury, MD. He and his wife Heather moved back to NC in 2006. They have two children, Jace (5) - who is in our K5 class this year, and Hadley (1). The Pridgen's own Wade Dental Lab in Snow HIll. They are excited to see what God has in store for them as they serve the young people at Mt. Calvary.


Karen Dixon

School and Church Secretary

Mrs. Dixon has served faithfully at Mt. Calvary for 24 years. As a native of Greene County, she attended Lenoir Community College. She has been saved for thirty-nine years and continues to serve the Lord every day.


Kevin Wright

Financial Services Manager & Computers

Mr. Wright is a native of New Bern, NC and upon graduation from Ruth's Chapel Christian School, he went to Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, NC. After graduating in 1992 with a Business degree, he joined the staff of Southeastern and served as bookkeeper for 6 years. After serving as Business Manager and Computer Teacher for 9 years at Florence Christian Academy in Florence, AL, Kevin took the Financial Director position at Mt. Calvary in August 2007. He also serves as Computer Teacher and Computer Hardware/Software Administrator. Kevin was saved at the age of 9 in a Jr. Boys Sunday School class.


Patsy Grant

Daycare and Preschool Director

Mrs. Grant was saved as a teenager and is a member of Mt. Calvary FWB Church. She attended Greene Central High School. She started working at Mt. Calvary Daycare in 1993 and has been serving for 23 years. Mrs. Grant took over as Director 2009. Her Life verse is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


Michelle Harris

Nursery Worker

Mrs. Harris has been married to her husband Tim Harris for 26 years. They have two children, Britt And Madelyn. Britt graduated from MCCA May 24, 2013. Madelyn is currently in the 11th grade. She was saved when she was a teenager and is a member of Victory Baptist Church in Kinston. She is starting her fifth year at Mt. Calvary Daycare.


Amanda O'Dell

K1 Assistant

Miss Amanda O'Dell is originally from Graham, NC. She is a 2016 graduate of Friendship Christian School. Miss O'Dell was saved at the age of 9 and attends Calvary Baptist Church.


Amanda Campbell

K1 Teacher

Miss Campbell is from Kinston, NC and attends Calvary Baptist Church. She was saved at the age of 6. As both a home school and MCCA student she graduated in 2012. Miss Campbell is currently pursuing a degree as an Emergency Medical Science Specialist. She has worked at MCCA for four years.


Wendy Letchworth

K2 Teacher

Ms. Letchworth went to Greene Central High School. She was saved at 9. She attends Snow Hill Church of God. Wendy is starting her sixth year at Mt. Calvary Daycare. She has a daughter that attends MCCA.


Janet Jones

K3 Teacher

Mrs. Jones is a native of Greenville, NC and a graduate of Trinity Christian School and Liberty University. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Elementary Education. Mrs. Jones is married and has 3 grown children and is a foster parent of twins! She was saved early in life at the age of 9 and has a passion for showing children the love of Jesus and educating them. Her life verse is Romans 8:28.


Patricia Velarde

K3 Assistant & Daycare Cafeteria

Mrs. Velarde was saved at the age of 10. After attending Southeastern Free Will Baptist College she moved from Virginia Beach, VA to teach 1st Grade at MCCA. After homeschooling her own children for a number of years she returned to our ministry team in 2012. Mrs. Velarde loves working with children.


Misty Walston

K4 Teacher

Mrs. Walston graduated from MCCA in 1993 and attended Lenoir Community College. She received an associate degree in early childhood in May of 1996. She was saved at the age of 13. She has been teaching for twenty years.


Amanda Kennedy

K5 (Kindergarten) Teacher

Mrs. Kennedy is a native of Virginia. She was saved at the age of 5. Mrs. Kennedy graduated in 2007 from MCCA then attended Lenoir Community College. Mrs. Kennedy has been serving in Christian education for eight years.


Allison Rager

First Grade Teacher

Ms. Rager is originally from Holly, Michigan. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 5. She later attended Southeastern Free Will Baptist College and is a 2016 graduate with a BA in Elementary Education with a proficiency in Math. This will be her first year teaching at MCCA.


Becky Arthur

Second Grade Teacher/Elementary School Supervisor

Mrs. Arthur was born in Japan and adopted by Free Will Baptist missionaries to Japan. She was saved in the 7th grade at a revival service in Japan. She attended Free Will Baptist Bible College and graduated with a BA degree in Bible and Missions. This fall, she will begin her thirty-nineth year teaching in Christian schools.


Shelley Dixon

Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Dixon is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a 2007 graduate of

Raleigh Christian Academy and a 2010 graduate of Southeastern FWB College with a degree in Elementary Education. She was saved as a junior aged child and felt the Lord's call to Christian ministry as a young teenager. This will be her seventh year in Christian education.


Destanie Aycock

Fourth Grade Teacher

Ms. Aycock is originally from Barbacena, Brazil. She was saved at the age of 5. Ms. Aycock is a 2016 graduate of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a BA in elementary and secondary education. This is her first year teaching at MCCA.


Genell Rice

Fifth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Rice is originally from Goldsboro, NC. She was saved through the Bus Ministry of Faith Free Will Baptist Church. She attended Southeastern FWB College and earned a BA in Elementary Education. Mrs. Rice is the Pastor’s wife at Mt. Calvary FWB Church and this will be her seventh year in Christian Education.


Andrew Aycock

Middle School Instructor/Music Minister

Mr. Aycock is from Barbacena, Brazil . He was saved at the age of 5. Mr. Aycock is a 2015 graduate from Southeastern FWB College with a degree in Sacred Music. This is his second year teaching at MCCA.


Marlene Kennedy

Middle School/High School Supervisor and Instructor

Mrs. Kennedy was born and reared in Wayne County, NC. She attended Methodist University and received a BA in Secondary Education. After she was saved at the age of 22, she accepted a position teaching at MCCA and has remained here for the last 41 years.


Bradley Dixon

Middle School/High School Instructor/Athletic Director

Mr. Dixon is from Snow Hill, NC. He was saved at the age of 17 and is a 2003 graduate of MCCA. He earned his BA from Southeastern FWB College. This will be Mr. Dixon’s third year teaching at MCCA.


Kami Chase

Middle School/High School Instructor

Mrs. Chase is a native of Pitt County. She graduated from Southeastern FWB College in 2003. She has taught jr. high and high school math as well as science at MCCA for thirteen years.


Mitzi Wright

Lunchroom Director and Yearbook Editor

Mrs. Wright was born in Goldsboro, NC and graduated from Faith Christian Academy. Mitzi attended Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, NC and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education in 1993. As a student in college, she worked in the college cafeteria for 3 years. Upon graduation, she became a Dorm Supervisor and Yearbook Advisor for 5 years at the college. Mitzi was also the Assistant Cook for the college during 4 of those years. Mitzi served as Cafeteria Director (9 years) and Yearbook Advisor (8 years) at Florence Christian Academy in Florence, AL before coming on board as the Cafeteria Director at Mt. Calvary in 2007. In 2008, Mitzi assumed the duties of Yearbook Editor as well.


Leeann Baker

Lunchroom

Mrs. Baker graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in Greenville, NC. She was saved at a young age but got confirmation around the age of 17. She currently is a member of Mt. Calvary FWB Church. Mrs. Baker is married and has 6 children, 4 of which will be attending Mt Calvary (Amber 12th, Deanna 10th, Kelsy 5th, and Noah 3rd). She has served in the Christian ministry for over 11 years. This is her second year at MCCA.


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