Mrs. Kathy Walls grew up in Jefferson County, West Virginia. She is a 1985 graduate of Jefferson High School. Mrs. Walls began working at Faith in 2003. She is very thankful to have the opportunity to serve the Lord and others here at FCA. She and her husband reside in Jefferson County with their two children.
Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.”
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Vinia Williams moved to West Virginia as a child. She is a graduate of Jefferson High School. She is married to Carroll Williams, pastor of Maplewood Baptist Church. They have three children. Ricky is a 2006 graduate of FCA. Cory is a 2008 graduate of FCA and served in the United States Air Force. Their daughter, Bethany graduated from FCA in 2014.
“Working with young children is a wonderful blessing and joy. I really appreciate their God-given abilities to grow, discover, and just be children.”
Mrs. Maria Schafferman Dunham Classroom Aide
Mrs. Dunham was born in Baltimore and raised in Martinsburg. She and her husband, Josh, have two sons that attend Faith. She has had a long history with Faith starting with her childhood. She began attending FCA in the sixth grade. As an alumnus of Faith she has seen the importance of Christian education in her own life. Following in her mother’s footsteps Mrs. Dunham’s heart is committed to helping the children gain a Biblical worldview to live a life for Christ. As a parent of FCA she has chosen to instill these godly Christian values to her two sons. She has worked many years as a classroom aide and after-care worker. She counts her blessings everyday with each smile and hug from the children she cares for here.
Her favorite verse is Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Pastor Bill Long was born and raised in the Flint, Michigan area. He graduated from Clio High School and worked 3 years for General Motors.
Then he attended Spurgeon Baptist Bible College in Mulberry, Florida and graduated with a degree in Pastoral Theology. After marrying his wife, Rose, he served as an associate pastor and junior high Bible teacher at a church and Christian school in Florida. He then became pastor at Galilean Baptist Church in Shepherdstown and has been there for eighteen years. They had 2 children before Rose passed away due to cancer. He later married his present wife, Christa, who had been the Kindergarten teacher at FCA until they had another child. Pastor Long has served in various capacities at Faith and is currently driving the bus for the school.
“I am very grateful that God has provided for us to have our children enrolled here at Faith. They have been and continue to be influenced to have a passion for God and to excel academically. ‘To whom much has been given, much shall be required.’ I have also enjoyed the opportunities the Lord has opened for me to serve Him here at Faith. The lower elementary students are fun to work with, but they are also a challenge. It is good to observe them taking ‘bus etiquette’ seriously.”
Mrs. Christa Long
Mrs. Christa Long grew up in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Heritage Academy and Appalachian Bible College where she earned her bachelors degree in Bible and Elementary Education. After graduation, she taught Kindergarten at FCA for 8 years. In 2000, she married Pastor William Long, the pastor of Galilean Baptist Church in Shepherdstown, WV where she is active in the music and children’s ministries.
Mrs. Long and her husband have four children, Jonathon, Heather, Caleb, and Noah. In 2002, she decided to be a stay at home mom and homeschooled her two younger children when they reached school age. In 2004, she also started working as a substitute teacher at FCA. In the fall of 2015, she returned part-time in the role as the tutoring specialist.