Pastoral Staff

Sam Lavender

Interim Pastor & Youth Pastor

Sam and Hilary were both raised in a Christian home. Each dedicated their life to the Lord as teenagers and went to Bob Jones University receiving their Bachelor’s degrees; Sam in Bible, and Hilary in Women’s Ministries. When Sam graduated from college he entered full-time evangelism for six years based out of Victory Baptist Church in Macon, GA and Tri-City Baptist Church in Westminster, CO. During his fourth summer of traveling he met Hilary at a Higher Ground Baptist Bible Camp in Sterling, Alaska. A year later they were married on May 24, 2008.

Since then Sam has served as staff evangelist at Faith Baptist Church in Longmont, Colorado, and as youth and outreach director at First Baptist Church in Lewes, Delaware. Sam now serves as the youth pastor at Faith and teaches various classes at Mississippi Valley Christian School.

Dave Schneider

Mississippi Valley Christian School Administrator

Dave was raised in a Pastor’s home and thought he was saved as a young boy. After several years of doubting his salvation, he accepted Christ at Bethany Baptist Church during special meetings in 1994 and was baptized a few weeks later. This was after four years of Bible college and almost 9 years of teaching. Robin was also raised in a Pastor’s home and was saved during her junior year of college. Both Dave and Robin graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College where they met; they were married in 1986. They both began teaching and coaching at Tabernacle Christian School, Martinsville, IN. They have also taught and coached at Bethany Christian Academy, Galesburg, IL; North Hardin Christian School, Radcliff, KY; and Academy of Excellence, Milwaukee, WI.

Dave and Robin have 3 daughters, 1 adopted daughter, 1 grandson, and 5 foster granddaughters. They have joined the staff at MVCS this fall as our Administrator and Robin as our third and fourth grade teacher and also as our secondary music teacher.

Dave is our Awana director and Robin is the Sparky leader along with ministering in our music ministry.

Office Staff

Freda Warinner

Church Secretary

Linda Lewis

Office Manager

Lorraine DuPont

Office Secretary