Dr. Rick Savage

    Who is Pastor Savage? In February of 1989, the Lord led Dr. Rick Savage and his family to Bethel Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Savage had previously served as an associate pastor for seven years in Memphis, Tennessee, and also successfully pastored two additional churches. Throughout the years, God has greatly blessed the ministries […]

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James Gray

James Gray grew up attending a Christian school in Arizona. After years of struggling with his salvation, he accepted Christ as Savior as a college senior. Upon graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, he accepted a teaching position here at Vann Drive. Mr. Gray has taught in our school since 2001 and […]

Rachel Grapes

A lifetime resident of Jackson, Mrs. Rachel Grapes trusted Christ as Savior at the age of twelve. After graduation from high school at VCA, she attended Bible College. Mrs. Grapes returned to work as church and school secretary in 2003 after graduating from college. Proficient in Spanish, she has been the high school Spanish teacher since 2009, […]


Joye Gray

Joye Gray grew up attending Bethel Baptist Church. While still in elementary school, she accepted Christ as Savior. An avid reader and writer, she knew at an early age that she wanted to be an English teacher. She felt privileged to be able to return home and teach in her church’s Christian school after graduating with a […]


Denise Padilla

Denise Padilla grew up in a Christian home in the Hammond, IN area. She was saved at a very young age and then was reassured later on down the road. Denise knew early on in life that she wanted to spend her life serving the Lord in His ministry. After graduating from Hammond Baptist High School, she continued on to […]


Amanda Kendall

Amanda Kendall was raised a military child, growing up in various states and countries including Texas, Hawaii, Germany, and Alaska. She was saved at the age of 12 during a summer Camp program. Mrs. Kendall recently graduated college with BBS in elementary education. While in college she also took classes focusing on American Sign Language […]