Dr. Russel G. Riggs: President, Pastor
Dr. Riggs became our Pastor in 2003 and has served God full-time since he was nineteen. He served as a youth pastor for eight years and pastored in Apopka for seven years prior to arriving here. He has a B.A. in Pastoral Theology, M.A. as well as a PhD. in Christian Psychology. He is known for his excitement and humor as he preaches the Word of God, and is often sought after for many speaking engagements.
Mrs. Jackie Connell: Secretary to the Pastor
Ms. Jackie is from New Jersey and moved to Florida in 2004. She was saved on May 10,1997 and has been working full-time at Orlando Baptist Temple for two years. Ms. Jackie’s college alma maters are Valencia Community College and University of Central Florida. She is married to Johnathon Connell and they both faithfully serve in the ministry in several different areas at the Orlando Baptist Temple.
Ms. Rae Upson: 7th Grade Teacher
Ms.Rae was born in Central Florida on November 18th in the late 80’s, but was raised in Polk County,Fl. While in school she was a member of the Heart of Florida Girl Scouts for 12 years. She was a member of the Lake Wales High Concert & Marching Band. At the age of 15 she gave her life to Christ. Ms. Rae still continues to be active in church and its activities like the usher board and Sunday school. After graduating high school, she attended the prestige Bethune – Cookman University, a university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. While at BCU she was a member of the Model United Nations, a mock simulation of the real United Nations in New York. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Social Science Education and History..
Ms. Saintard: 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Miss Saintartd was born and raised in Central Florida on September 28, 1980. In addition to raising two wonderful children as a single mother, she has taught for eleven years. She has earned dual Associate’s Degrees from Seminole State College, one in Child Care Education and the other in Organizational Leadership and Management. Additionally, Miss Saintard is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s Degreee in Education, she serves part-time as a wedding coordinator, and she sings and serves in other capacities at her local church.
Ms. Dianna Stewart: K5 Teacher
Mrs. Stewart was born and raised in Jamaica. At the age of 29 Mrs. Stewart made a decision to serve the Lord. The lord has blessed her with three wonderful children and one adorable granddaughter. She has been a pre school teacher for 12 years and has completed classes with children and families, Emergent literacy for v.p.k instructors, pre school appropriate practice, standard for 4 years old,. phonological awareness, Staff credential verification birth to five years old and 45 hrs training classes.She is currently a student at Columbia collage and is also the Author of the future bestseller book, GOD’S words for GOD’S people.