Pastor David Goforth
Senior Pastor and President
Pastor Goforth grew up in a Christian home in Michigan. At a young age, he grew to understand his separation from God via Sunday School lessons and family devotions. He was led to the Lord by his father. Pastor Goforth attended Rochester Hills Christian School for most of his life and graduated from Springfield Christian Academy. He attended Pensacola Christian College, where he earned his B.A. in Youth Ministries. He traveled as a representative for Pensacola Christian College, then accepted the position of youth pastor at Grace Baptist Church in West Columbia, SC. He completed his Master's in Ministry from Bob Jones University during his fifteen-year tenure at Grace. Pastor Goforth accepted the position of Pastor at Providence Baptist Church in 2010. His favorite verse is Galatians 6:14. Three of the Goforths' five girls attend PCS. Two of their daughters attend Pensacola Christian College.
Pastor Tim Stevens
Assistant Pastor and Bible Teacher
Pastor Tim Stevens has been with us a few years here at Providence Christian School. He is a former administrator at Grace Baptist Church in South Carolina. He is now the Assistant Pastor here at Providence. Having a love for students and much knowledge about the Bible, he has been a great asset teaching our junior and senior Bible class.
Mr. Ron Sainsbury
Former administrator at Temple Heights Christian School and teacher at Lennard High School, Mr. Ron Sainsbury brings much knowledge and experience to Providence Christian School as our administrator. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1995. In 2004, he received his Masters of Education in Administration from Pensacola Christian College. We look forward to seeing how the Lord will use him in a mighty way here at Providence Christian School.
Pastor Paul Patterson
Youth Pastor and Athletic Director
Mr. Patterson grew up at Providence. He was led to the Lord on Christmas Eve by his mother when he was five years old. After graduating from PCS, Mr. Patterson attended Pensacola Christian College, earning his B.S. in Sports Management. He accepted the position of Youth Pastor at Providence in 2012. Mr. Patterson teaches Boys PE, Bible, coaches boys basketball, and is our Athletic Director. His favorite verse is Jeremiah 33:3 and he is an avid Ohio State football fan.
Mrs. Keri Slater
Mrs. Slater was led to the Lord on Thanksgiving Day by her mother when she was five years old. She grew up at Providence, with both parents on staff as teachers. She went on to Pensacola Christian College, where she graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Business. She taught Physical Education and Computer classes at Hartford Christian Academy in West Hartford, CT, until joining the staff at PCS in 2013. Mrs. Slater's four daughters attend PCS. She loves to bake, often bringing in cakes and cupcakes to honor teachers on their birthdays. Her favorite verse is Psalm 28:7.
Mrs. Elizabeth Singleton
2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Elizabeth Singleton has been a teacher for PCS for over 30 years. She has taught many different grades over the years. This past year she came out of retirement to help finish the year for our teacher who had a baby. We are happy to have her back this year to teach 2nd grade.
Mrs. Kristi Williams
Mrs. Kristi Williams comes to us from Ohio where she taught 1st grade at Milford Christian Academy. She earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from Pensacola Christian College in 2014. She is now our 3rd grade teacher here at Providence Christian School. She is an asset to our teaching staff, and we are excited to have her here.
Mrs. Erin Gardner
Mrs. Erin Gardner started teaching at Providence after graduating Pensacola Christian College in 2003 with a BS in Elementary Education. After teaching 1st grade for 5 1/2 years, she stopped teaching to start a family. We are excited to have her back at Providence, teaching 4th grade this year.
Mr. Garnder was saved when he was six and rededicated his life to God when he was in college. He graduated from Seaford Christian Academy (DE), then earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College. He joined the staff at PCS in 2003. Until 2013, he taught sixth grade. In 2013, his role was expanded to include classes in seventh and eighth grades. He enjoys photography and working with antique tools.
Mrs. Pamela Poole
History/English - Guidance Counselor
Although raised in a Christian home, Mrs. Poole had a rebellious heart. Until confronted with the confusion she created, she lived for herself and thought she knew best how to guide her life. She gave her life to Christ and is grateful that the Heavenly Father sent His Son to gather us to Himself. Mrs. Poole graduated from Lynchburg Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia. After completing her B.A. in Secondary English and Social Studies Education from Louisiana College, she went on to earn a Master's in Education in Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. For fourteen years, Mrs. Poole worked as a guidance counselor throughout the southern United States. In addition to teaching English in middle and high schools, she has experience teaching elementary classes. Mrs. Poole joined the staff of PCS in 2013. Her favorite verse is Psalm 40:2. Her interests include sea turtles, sewing, scrapbooking, traveling, and Walt Disney World.
Mrs. Cindy Herlocker
Elementary Library & Computer
Mrs. Herlocker graduated from Clearwater Christian College in 1993 with a B.S. in English. She joined our staff in 1993. She has taught many subject like English, Keyboarding, and Yearbook. She is also teaching Middle School classes. She loves to plan parties, cook, and is an invaluable volunteer for many events. She also writes plays and VBS skits for her church, Hillsdale Baptist Church. Her son, Bryan, attends PCS.
Miss Deanna Embrey
Miss Embrey grew up the daughter of a PCS teacher. She was saved at a teen camp when she was twelve years old. After graduating from PCS, Miss Embrey earned her B.S. in Secondary Education (emphasis: Mathematics) from Tennessee Temple University. She went on to earn her Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics from USF. She joined the PCS staff in 1985. Her favorite passage of Scripture is Joshua 1:7-9.
Mrs. Daye Goforth
High School Choir Director
Mrs. Daye Goforth has for the past 2 years been our High School Choir director. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College where she met our pastor, David Goforth. They have five beautiful girls, and have been ministering at Providence Baptist Church and School for several years. With her music background, Daye has been a blessing to our high school choir. She also helps head up our drama department. She is very active in all of our fine arts here at the school.