Meet The GPCA Staff
Dr. Rick AdamsPrincipal
Pastor Adams and his wife, Regina, came to Portland in 1982 to found Greater Portland Baptist Church. He has a passion for winning lost souls to Christ, and is known as an old-fashioned Bible preacher. Through his leadership, and under the blessing of the Hand of God, Greater Portland Baptist Church has grown into a family of believers whose ministry extends throughout the greater Portland area and around the globe.
Mrs. Regina Adams is a Sunday School teacher in the children’s ministry. The Adams’ have four children, two who are married, and two who are attending Bible College.
Tallie believes that everyone has a divine appointment with the Lord. She accepted the gift of Jesus Christ on September 22, 2001 and has been a faithful member of Greater Portland Baptist Church ever since. She is dedicated to sharing the Gospel of the Lord with children and families, and believes that children enrolled at GPCA will reach their full potential thru the teaching and atmosphere there.
Tallie and her husband Clint have two children, and are currently serving together in both the children’s Sunday School department and the music ministry at GPBC.
Rachel HockerK-4 Teacher
Rachel Hocker bio coming soon
Monique KrauseK5 Teacher
Ms. Monique Krause is the K5 teacher at Greater Portland Christian Academy. Monique accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of eight at Greater Portland Baptist Church. She surrendered her life for the ministry in sixth grade during the NWYC. After graduating high school she studied at West Coast Baptist College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She decided to continue her education and has obtained her Masters Degree in Christian Education.
She is a member of Greater Portland Baptist Church where she serves in the Children’s and Music Ministries.
Mercedes KrauseFirst Grade Teacher
Mercedes Krause is the First Grade Teacher at Greater Portland Christian Academy. She was saved at the age of eight on a Sunday after Super Church. She attended West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA where she earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education , and Her Master’s Degree in Education.
Mercedes is a member of Greater Portland Baptist Church where she serves in the Children’s and Music Ministries.
Wynae Hinton2nd Grade Teacher
Wynae Hinton is the second grade teacher at GPCA. She enjoys working with children and pointing them to Christ. It is her desire to help the parents and staff of GPCA by giving her students the tools they need to be successful in life, which includes a love for the Lord and a willingness to serve Him.
She graduated from The College of the Ozarks in Pt. Lookout, Missouri with a major in family & consumer science and a minor in education. She trusted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour in August of 1990. In 1995, she and her husband Stephen were accepted as missionaries and since that time have been serving with Rock of Ages Prison Ministry.
TBA3rd and 4th Grade Teacher
TBA5th and 6th Grade Teacher
Neil Hocker7th and 8th Grade Teacher
Neil Hocker bio coming soon