Dr. Ronnie Baity, Pastor and Administrator
“That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:” (Ephesians 1:10)
Dr. Ronnie Baity grew up on his family’s dairy farm in the small town of Courtney, North Carolina. He trusted Christ as Saviour as a teenager, and was called to preach not long after. He has been a pastor for over 50 years.
He is the founding pastor of Berean Baptist Church, which began in November 1980.
In addition to his position as pastor of Berean Baptist Church, Dr. Baity has been president of Return America since its founding in 2006. He also serves on the board of the North Carolina Christian School Association and has been a chaplain for the Winston-Salem Police Department since 1992.
Mrs. Meredith Wright, Principal and Main Learning Center Supervisor
Graduated from Chilhowie High School with an Honors Diploma in 2004. She then attend and graduated from Crown College of the Bible in 2008 with a Bachelors of Biblical Studies in Elementary Education with Honors. She also received an International Language Navigators Phonetic Reading Instructors Certificate in 2008. In 2009 she received her North Carolina Christian School Association license. Mrs. Wright and her husband have been serving the Lord in local Baptist churches and Christian schools in North Carolina since their marriage in 2008. The Lord lead the Wright family to Berean Baptist Church in 2018. Mrs. Wright officially became the principal of Berean Christian School in October of 2018. She currently has a Certificate of Administrative Professional Training and Certificate of Supervisor Professional Training from Accelerated Christian Education. Mrs. Wright is continually furthering her education… “always in a state of learning”.
Miss Andrea Teague, Main Learning Center Monitor
Education: High School Diploma from Teague Education Academy and Supervisor’s Professional Training Certificate from Accelerated Christian Education
Testimony- My family and I have attended Berean Baptist Church from about 13 years. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and a Bible-believing church both of which continually presented the Gospel and the need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. At the age of 8, on February 14, 2010, I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior. I was baptized and became a member of Berean Baptist Church on February 4, 2018. Christian education has been a vital part of my life due to my parents’ commitment to provide me with 12 years of homeschool using the A.C.E. curriculum. God has opened an opportunity for me to serve Him as a monitor at Berean Christian School, where I hope to use the Biblical structure of the A.C.E. curriculum to bring students closer to Him. It is my desire and prayer to be a help and a blessing to each student so that they may know Jesus as Savior and grow both spiritually and academically.
Mrs. Shannon Davis, Level 1 Learning Center Supervisor
Education: Honors Diploma from Gospel Light Christian School, attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College with Honors and received an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting degree. Mrs. Davis also has a Supervisor’s Professional Training Certificate from Accelerate Christian Education.
Testimony- I am so thankful to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. For many years I had relied on a memory of going forward in church as a child to be saved. In 1989, I began visiting Berean as a result of the T.V. ministry and would eventually become a member. A few years after being at our church, I began to doubt and wanted to have assurance that I was on my way to Heaven. One Saturday while attending a fundraiser for our Christian school, I asked our pastor how someone could know for sure they were saved. Praise the Lord… he took me to the side, gave me scripture and led me in prayer to get eh assurance I needed. Looking back through the years, I am humbled at how the Lord as blessed me through the ministry of Berean. It was here that I got assurance of my salvation, found a wonderful Pastor and church family, met and married my dear husband Randy, and was given the opportunity to fulfil my heart’s desire to teach. I cannot close my testimony without thanking the Lord for the two people who have influenced my life the most. They are the two best teachers I have ever met and the two wisest people I have ever known- my Mom and Dad. Thank you Lord for the love and discipline of my parents that I experienced as a child.
Mr. Benjamin Wright, Main Learning Center Monitor and P.E. Supervisor
Education: High school diploma from Alamance Christian School, Bachelors of Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry from Crown College of the Bible
Testimony- I was saved at the age of 7 during a service at my Dad’s church. I grew up in a Christian home and attended a Christian school. At the age of 16, the Lord gave me the burden to work with young people. Knowing that there are so many people in the world who do not know Jesus as their Savior. I went to Crown College where I met my beautiful wife Meredith. After graduation, I started teaching Middle and High School Bible and was youth Pastor of a local Baptist church. I later became a children’s Pastor. In 2018 God lead me, my wife, and our three sons, Gideon, Jude, and Titus Wayne here to Berean Baptist Church. I am now here serving as Bus Director where I am able to reach the Winston-Salem area for the Lord and continue to teach young people in the Christian school.
Miss Michelle Lonaberger, Administrative Assistant
“…the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10b)
Miss Michelle Lonaberger was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and grew up in Guilford and Forsyth Counties. She spent much of her childhood on her grandparents’ 50-acre farm in Stokesdale, North Carolina, which sparked a lifelong love of early American history.
She trusted Christ as Saviour at age 15.
Miss Lonaberger graduated from Berean Christian School in 2005. She holds an associate’s degree in medical office administration from Guilford Technical Community College. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emmanuel Baptist University.
Miss Lonaberger has been on staff since 2007 and serves as administrative assistant for Berean Baptist Church, Berean Christian School, and WPIP 880 AM, as well as assists the administration of Return America. She is the assistant Sunday school teacher for the 5th and 6th Grade Sunday school class in Berean Baptist Church, and also serves in the choir and as violinist.
In her spare time, Miss Lonaberger enjoys working on restoring her 1880s farmhouse, gardening, and collecting antiques.