Staff Directory

Senior Administrative Staff

Pastor Bill Long

Pastor Bill Long

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill Long has served at SDBC since 2004. He and his wife, Carol, have 4 grown sons, and 13 grandchildren (8 of whom attend, or have attended CCS). Pastor Long graduated from Manahath School of Theology in 1985 with a BA in Pastoral Ministries, did pulpit supply for area churches in Pennsylvania, and worked as a Christian counselor at the Altoona Christian Counseling Center. A verse that is precious to him is 2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.

Terri Morrissey

Terri Morrissey

Administrator

Mrs. Morrissey has served at CCS since 2004. She has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 1998. She and her husband, John, have two children: John Jr. and Sarah, both CCS graduates and valedictorians. Mrs. Morrissey holds a BS from the University of Miami, MS and Ed.S from Barry University, and Ed.S from Florida International University. She is certified with the State of Florida as a K-12 teacher and reading specialist, and with FACCS as an administrator. A verse that is precious to her is Matthew 5:16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Administrative Staff

Laura Pecina

Laura Pecina

Dean of Students

Mrs. Pecina has served at CCS since 2015. She has attended Christ Fellowship Redland and Summit Church since 2008. She and her husband, Pastor Alex Pecina, have three children, Isabella, Mikaela, and Gabriella. Mrs. Pecina holds an AA from Miami Dade College and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida International University. She is certified with FACCS as a Social Science Teacher for All Levels. A verse that is precious to her is Colossians 3:17: And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Nadine Vargas

Nadine Vargas

Elementary Principal; Media Specialist

Mrs. Vargas has served at CCS since 2006. She has attended The Bethel Church since 2009. She and her husband, Carlos, have been married since 2017. Mrs. Vargas holds a BS in Elementary Education and a Masters in Reading from Barry University. She is certified with FACCS as an Administrator and Elementary Teacher, as well as with the State of Florida as a K-6 teacher with an ESOL endorsement. A verse that is precious to her is Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Early Elementary Staff

Crystal Nelson

Crystal Nelson

PreK Teacher

Mrs Nelson joined CCS in 2018. She attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church throughout her young life and joined SDBC in 2020. She and her husband, Blaine, have two beautiful children, Jonathon and Allyssa. Mrs. Nelson has 20 years experience in Early Childhood Education. She holds a FCCPC for Pre-K with a certification in VPK, as well an Advanced Director’s Credential. In the past, she has been the Director of a nationally accredited preschool, with roles in Child Care Management such as Curriculum Specialist and is Conscious Discipline certified for behavior management. She is certified with FACCS as an Early Education Teacher. A verse that brings her joy is Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

Keri Lobdell

Keri Lobdell

K5 Teacher

Mrs. Lobdell has served at CCS since 2019. She attends First Baptist of Key Largo. She and her husband, Dean, have one son, Cole, who lives in Orlando. Mrs. Lobdell holds a BS from Hyles Anderson College. She is certified with FACCS as an Elementary Teacher. A verse that she wants to pattern her actions by is Proverbs 3:27: Withhold not good from them to whom it is due when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Elementary Staff

Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Martinez has served at CCS since 2019. She has been married to her husband, Ahmed, since 2012. They have been attending First Baptist Church of Homestead since 2017. Mrs. Martinez studied for 9 semesters specializing in dentistry, and 4 semesters focusing on psychology. A verse that is dear to her is John 6:35: And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

Blanca Guzman

Blanca Guzman

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Guzman joined the CCS family in 2019. As of August 2019, she joined Iglesia Bautista Aposento Alto, as her husband, Alberto, is now the pastor of this church. Previously, they attended First Baptist Church of Homestead from 2003 – 2019. They have one child, Neftali. Mrs. Guzman holds a BA from Florida International University. She is certified with FACCS as an Elementary Teacher. A verse that brings her peace and joy is Psalm 23:6: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Sandra Valenzuela

Sandra Valenzuela

3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Valenzuela has served at CCS since 2006. She has attended EBS Church since 1993. She and her husband, Osiel, have one child, Christopher. Mrs. Valenzuela holds an AA and BS from The University of Phoenix. She is certified with FACCS as an Elementary Teacher. A verse that is precious to her is Isaiah 40:31: But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength: They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Robin DeLong

Robin DeLong

4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. DeLong has served at CCS since 2019. She has attended Island Community Church in Islamorada since 1981. She and her husband, Jon, have one daughter, Sara, who lives in Tavernier. Mrs. DeLong has a BS from Hyles Anderson College. She is certified with FACCS as an Elementary Teacher. A verse she wants to pattern her actions by is Psalm 119:16: I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

Janelis Camejo

Janelis Camejo

Elementary Interventionalist

Mrs. Camejo joined CCS in 2022.
She and her family attend Palm Vista Community Church in Miami Gardens. She and her husband, have one daughter, Isabella. Mrs. Camejo graduated from Miami Dade College with a degree in Business Administration and also holds a BA in Marketing from Florida International University. She is certified with FACCS as an elementary teacher and has been teaching for 7 years. A verse she holds dear to her heart is Isaiah 26:4: Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. 

Madai Cruz

Madai Cruz

5th Grade Teacher

Madai R. Cruz joined CCS in 2021. She has attended Esmirna BIC since 1998, where she and her husband Juan, have been the youth leaders for 10 years. Together they have two children, Jesse and Mila. She holds an AA in Speech Pathology from Miami Dade College and a BS in Early Childhood Education from Florida International University. Mrs. Cruz is also certified with FACCS as an elementary teacher. Previous to joining CCS, she worked in the After school setting with children for over 13 years. A verse she holds dear to her heart is 1 Timothy 4:12: Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Lissette Vega

Lissette Vega

5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Vega joined CCS in 2022. She attends Life Pointe Church in Homestead, Florida. She and her husband, Rey, have been married since 2006. God has blessed them with 5 adopted children. Mrs. Vega holds a BS in Elementary Education K-6, with an ESOL Endorsement from Barry University and is certified in the state of Florida. She has 17 years of teaching experience combined between private and charter schools. A verse that she holds dear to her heart is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. 

Secondary Staff

Kristy Perez

Kristy Perez

6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Perez joined CCS in 2022. She has attended Christ Fellowship since 2008. She and her husband, Erick, have one son, Elias. Mrs. Perez holds an AA in Theater Education from Miami Dade College and a BA in Secondary English Education with an ESOL endorsement from Florida International University, and is currently finishing her MA in Literacy. She has worked as a teacher for the past five years in the public school’s system and is certified in the state of Florida. A verse she holds dear to her heart is Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for men. 

Cyndi Viggiani

Cyndi Viggiani

English Teacher & Drama

Cyndi Viggiani joined CCS in 2021. She has attended Pinelands Presbyterian Church since 2006. She and her husband, Norman, have four children: Alexandra, Karissa, Nathan, and Geneva. Mrs. Viggiani holds a BS in English from Liberty University, and an MS from Florida International University. She has over 20 years of teaching experience. A verse that is especially meaningful to her is John 1:14: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Shannon Lopes

Shannon Lopes

6th Grade Teacher

Miss Lopes has served at CCS since 2014. She attends a home church led by her father, Pastor Sergio Lopes since 2020. Miss Lopes holds a B.S. in Elementary Education with ESOL and Reading endorsements from Florida International University. She is certified with FACCS and in the process of being state certified with the state of Florida. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Tom Davis

Tom Davis

Social Studies, Science, & Speech/Debate Teacher

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Tom Davis joined CCS in 2021. He has attended Restoration Church since 2018 where he serves as Director of Missions. He and his wife, Jesika, have one daughter, Samantha. Colonel Davis recently ended a successful military career of more than 30 years. He holds an AA from Miami-Dade College, BA from the University of Miami ,and JD from St. Thomas University School of Law and has successfully completed the Air War College. A verse that is precious to him is Psalm 56:3-4: Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

Esther Velez

Esther Velez

English/ Spanish Teacher

Ms. Velez has served at CCS since 2017. She has attended Miami Bible Fellowship since 2015. Ms. Velez holds a BA in English from Florida International University. She is certified with FACCS as a Secondary English Teacher. A verse that is precious to her is John 16:33: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

David Bouwsma

David Bouwsma

Science Teacher

Mr. Bouwsma is a 30+ year veteran teacher who joined CCS in 2019. He has attended Pinelands Presbyterian Church since 2008, and is husband to his wife, Lisa, and father to his four children, Jennifer, Peter, Jonathan and Jessica. He has an AA from Miami Dade College, a BS in Computer Science from Calvin College, and an MAR and M-Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He holds Florida state educational certifications in both Mathematics 6-12 and Computers K-12, and has earned a certificate of computer programming, and PLTW certification in robotics and automation. He is certified with FACCS in Bible, General Math, Chemistry, and Computer Technology. One of Mr. Bouwsma’s favorite Bible verses is Romans 12:21: Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Nikol Triana

Nikol Triana

Social Studies & Yearbook Teacher

Mrs. Triana has served at CCS since 2006. She and her husband have answered God’s call to be part of the church plant for Summit Church of Homestead since 2014. She and her husband Richard, have two children: Isabella and Anthony. Mrs. Triana holds an AA from Miami Dade College and a BS from The University of Phoenix. She is certified with FACCS as a Secondary Teacher with endorsements in History, Geography, Economics, and Social Science. A verse that is precious to her is James 1:22: But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Greg Wells

Greg Wells

Math & PE Teacher; Coach

Mr. Wells has served at CCS since 2018. He has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 2020. He and his wife Peggy have three girls: Megan, Madison, and Morgan. Mr. Wells holds a BS from Baptist Bible College and a MS in accounting from Strayer University. He is the Assistant Athletic Director and coaches Boys Basketball as well as Cross Country, and multiple middle school sports. He holds a FACCS certificate in MS Humanities. One of his favorite verses is 1 Kings 2:3: Keep the charge of the LORD your God, walk in His ways, keep His statutes, His commandments, His precepts, and His testimonies.

Alex Pecina

Alex Pecina

Math Teacher

Mr. Pecina has served at CCS since 2006.  He and his wife, Laura, have been members of Summit Church of Homestead since 2015.  Alex and Laura are parents to Isabella, Mikaela, and Gabriella.  Mr. Pecina holds a BA from Florida International University and is commissioned by the Southern Baptist Convention as an ordained minister of the Gospel. Mr. Pecina’s life verse is 1 Corinthians 13:11: When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

Tiffany Easom

Tiffany Easom

Social Studies Teacher; Academic Advisor; Coach

Mrs. Easom has served at CCS since 2017. She and her husband attend Summit Church of Homestead with their three children. Mrs. Easom holds a BS in Education from Barry University, a MS in Curriculum from FIU, and an ED.S. in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. She is certified through the state of Florida to teach multiple subjects from PK-12th grade. She is certified through FACCS as a Professional Elementary Teacher and a Guidance Counselor. A verse that is precious to her is Galatians 6:14: But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Teacher’s Aides/Long-term Subs

Angel Ortiz - Alumni

Angel Ortiz - Alumni

Teacher's Aide/MS & HS

Mr. Ortiz has served at CCS since 2015. He has attended Summit Church of Homestead since 2015. He served 3 years as an Airman of the United States Air Force. A passage that is precious to him is Numbers 6:24-26: The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;  The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.

Rebeca Bush - Alumni

Rebeca Bush - Alumni

Teacher's Aide, Student Services

Miss Rebeca Bush is a proud Colonial alumnus who has been with us since Pre K, graduating with the honor of Salutatorian. She has served on our staff team at CCS since 2016. She joined Summit Church of Homestead in 2016. She holds an Associate’s Degree from Miami-Dade College in Psychology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Toccoa Falls College, and is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Christian Counseling at Trinity International University. She is certified with the State of Florida as a K-12 childcare giver. A verse that is precious to her is Psalm 46:10: Be still and know that I am God.

Darlene Pierre

Darlene Pierre

Teacher's Aide

Mrs. Pierre has served at CCS since 2015. She has attended Summit Church of Homestead since it was established in 2015. She and her husband, Kevin, have two children, Kaelyn and Devin. A verse that is precious to her is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in Lord with all your heart, and do not mean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Julie Urgelles

Julie Urgelles

Long Term Substitute

Mrs. Urgelles has served at CCS since 2021. She has attended El Buen Samaritano church throughout her entire life. She is a student at FIU currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Accounting. A verse that she holds very close to her heart is Psalms 46:5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

Mabel Yesica Barnett

Mabel Yesica Barnett

Teacher's Aide/Art

Mrs. Barnett has served at CCS since 2017. She has worked in Youth Ministry since 1989. She has served alongside her husband, Richard, the Senior Pastor of Victory Baptist Church, since 2019. They have five children, Nichole, Ashleigh, Jesse, Richard, and Lindsey. One of her favorite verses is Psalms 28:7: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song I will praise him.

Zanecus Johnson

Long Term Substitute

Aftercare Staff

Anielka Maldonado - Alumni

Anielka Maldonado - Alumni

Anielka Maldonado is a proud CCS alumni who has been with us since the 9th grade. Since then has joined our CCS staff as an aftercare worker. She has attended Christian Missionary Alliance since 2002. She is currently attending Robert Morgan Technology College pursing a degree in Cosmetology. A verse that is precious to her is Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Office Staff

Jacqui Haponuk

Jacqui Haponuk

Administrator's Secretary

Mrs. Haponuk has served at CCS since 2016. She has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 2011. She and her husband, Charlie, have 3 children: Adrianna, Victoria, & Eli. She holds a Business Specialist Certification from MDC. A verse that is special to her is Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Parental and Business Support Specialist

Mrs. Paterson joined CCS in September of 2021, when she also began attending South Dade Baptist Church. She and her husband, Ashley, have one daughter, Katrina. Mrs. Paterson graduated from St. Joseph’s Convent College with a BA in Business Administration and Administrative Office Management. A verse that is precious to her is Psalm 106:1: Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endureth forever.

Johanna Roa

Johanna Roa

Parent Support

Ms. Roa joined CCS in 2022. She attends Pinelands Presbyterian Church. She has two blessings: MiaBella and Amelia. Ms. Roa graduated from Miami Dade College. A verse that she holds close to her is Psalm 119:16: I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Rebecca Leon

Rebecca Leon

Parent Support & Marketing & Communication Specialist

Mrs. Leon joined CCS in 2021. She has attended Reconcile Church Miami and Pinelands Presbyterian Church since 2015. She and her husband, Pastor Aldo Leon have three blessings: Adonias, Abriella, and Elias. Mrs. Leon holds a BA from Marymount University. A verse that is precious to her is Romans 8:1a: There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus.

leon.r@colonialchristianschool.org

Financial Staff

Jessica Garcell

Jessica Garcell

Finance Manager/Accts. Payable

Mrs. Garcell joined CCS in 2022.  She has been married to her husband, Joel, since 1998.  They have three daughters Samantha, Sophia, and Sarah.  She has been serving at First Baptist Church of Homestead since 2016.  She is currently working toward an Associate of Science in Business Administration.  A verse that is special to her is Jeremiah 29:13: You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”

garcell.j@colonialchristianschool.org

Nathan Bush

Nathan Bush

Financial Clerk

Mr. Bush is back at CCS as a part of the Finance Department. He and his wife, Connie, taught here from 1990 to 1992 until it was closed after Hurricane Andrew. He worked several years in the banking industry and as an IT technician. He has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 2017. A verse that has helped Mr. Bush remain constant for the Lord is Philippians 1:6: Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Diane VanWambeck

Diane VanWambeck

Parent Support & Accts. Receivable

Mrs. VanWambeck has enjoyed serving families here at CCS since 2012. She has attended Restoration Church Homestead since 2018. She and her husband Robert have four blessings: Zachary, Nathan, Faith, and, Hannah. Mrs. VanWambeck holds an Associate of Arts (AA) in Accounting from Miami Dade College. A verse that is precious to her is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Her prayer is that when someone sees her, they see Jesus!

Support Staff

Carol Long

Carol Long

Technology Coordinator

Mrs. Long has served at SDBC and CCS since 2004. She and her husband, Bill, have 4 grown sons, and 13 grandchildren (8 of whom attend, or have attended, CCS). Mrs. Long works at CCS as an IT Consultant and is the Music Director for the SDBC Choir. A verse that is precious to her is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

Alba Mazariegos

Alba Mazariegos

Food Service Manager

Mrs. Mazariegos has served at CCS since 2019. She has attended IPUL de Homestead since 2002. She and her husband, Gelber, have two children, Laura and Gilbert. Mrs. Mazariegos is certified with the State of Florida as a Food Service Manager. A verse that is precious to her is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Juan Mena

Juan Mena

Plant Supervisor

Mr. Mena joined the CCS staff in 2018. He and his wife, Nurys, have two children, Hansel and Hannah. Mr. Mena is a member of Princeton Church of the Nazarene. A verse that brings him joy is Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Jose Flores Kinard

Jose Flores Kinard

Ground Keeper; Coach

Chris Nieto

Lawn Care/ Maintenance

Jeff Kemper

Security

Coaching Staff

Peggy Wells

Peggy Wells

Athletic Director

Coach Peggy Wells joined the CCS staff in 2017. She has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 2020. She and her husband Greg, have three daughters, Megan, Madison and Morgan. Coach Peggy holds an AA from the Baptist Bible College. She has coached high school sports since the late 1980’s – everything from field hockey, basketball, softball, volleyball and swimming. A verse that is precious to her is I Thessalonians 5:18: In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Lou Martinez

Lou Martinez

Head Coach: Volleyball & Softball

Coach Lou has served at CCS since 2008. He has attended First Baptist Church of Homestead since 1997. He and his wife, Jeri, have a daughter, Brittany. Coach Lou holds an AA in Business Administration from MDCC, and is honorably retired from the Miami-Dade Police Dept., where he served for 30 years as a Deputy Sheriff. He has been actively coaching high school sports since the mid 1980’s, and has held head coaching positions at the varsity level in volleyball, soccer, and softball. A verse that is special to him is Colossians 3:17: And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Pastor Joe Friman

Pastor Joe Friman

Coach

Pastor Friman began serving at CCS in 2018. He has attended First Baptist Church of Homestead since 2005 where he serves as the Minister to Students. He and his wife, Kelly, have three children: Jenna, Emily, and Zoe. Pastor Friman holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion with a Concentration in Youth Ministry from the University of Mobile and is currently working toward a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as a Youth Pastor for more than 20 years, Pastor Friman enjoys serving in the worship and education ministries at FBC Homestead. He is also an avid sports fan and has thoroughly enjoyed working with teenagers in athletics at CCS. A verse that is precious to him is Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Destiny Sanchez - Alumni

Coach

Miss Sanchez is a proud CCS alumnus who has been with us since 10th grade. Thus joined the coaching staff almost immediately upon graduation in 2021. She is a member of Second Baptist Church of Miami. At Miami Dade College, she is studying art and is working towards becoming an art teacher. A Bible passage that guides her is Philippians 1:27-28: Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

Craig Campbell - Alumni

Coach

Craig Campbell is a proud CCS alumnus.

Anthony Cassagnol

Coach

Mr. Cassagnol joined the CCS coaching staff in 2022.

Sammie Thomas

Coach

Mr. Thomas joined the CCS coaching staff in 2022.

Jeanne Flores

Coach

Mr. Flores joined the CCS coaching staff in 2022.

Special Area Staff

Yuliet O'Hallorans

Yuliet O'Hallorans

Piano & Voice Instructor

Ms. O’Hallorans first served at CCS in the 2015-2016 academic year and will be returning for the 2021-2022 school year. She has attended Calvary Pentecostal Church since 2017 and has proclaimed Christ as her Savior since 1997. She has one daughter named Sophie. Ms. O’Hallorans has an Associate’s Degree and is currently attending the New World School of the Arts. A verse that is precious to her is Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Hedy Menendez

Hedy Menendez

Music Instructor

Ms. Menendez joined the CCS staff in 2018-2019.  Her home church is Christ Journey in Coral Gables. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Music Education Degree.    Ms Menendez has two daughters, Danielle and Natalia.  She was the Band Director of the Universal School of Kuwait in 2017 and the Fine Arts Director of Island Christian School in Islamorada. Hedy’s power scripture is Philippians 4:6-7  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation , by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Church Staff

Pastor Bill Long

Pastor Bill Long

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill Long has served at SDBC since 2004. He and his wife, Carol, have 4 grown sons, and 13 grandchildren (8 of whom attend, or have attended CCS). Pastor Long graduated from Manahath School of Theology in 1985 with a BA in Pastoral Ministries, did pulpit supply for area churches in Pennsylvania, and worked as a Christian counselor at the Altoona Christian Counseling Center. A verse that is precious to him is 2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.

Lupe Haskins

Lupe Haskins

Church Secretary

Mrs. Haskins has served as the Senior Pastor’s Secretary at South Dade Baptist Church since February 2019. She has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 2015, and married long-time SDBC church member, Chris Haskins, in 2016. Mrs. Haskins holds 30 years of customer service experience. She has two children, Nicholas and Joshua. A verse that is precious to her is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Summer Staff

John Morrissey Sr.

John Morrissey Sr.

Summer Camp Director

Mr. Morrissey has served at CCS since 2014. He has attended South Dade Baptist Church since 1998. He and his wife, Terri, have two children: John Jr. and Sarah, both CCS graduates and valedictorians. Mr. Morrissey holds a BA from Florida International University in Elementary Education, and a MS in Mathematics Education from Florida State University. He is certified with the State of Florida in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6. A verse that guides his life is 1 Corinthians 10:31: Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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