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.
Jeannina CargillK4 Teacher
Rachel McFetersK5 Teacher
Mercedes Krause1st 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.
Rachel Hocker3rd Grade Teacher
Joseph Deguzman4th Grade Teacher
Jewl Baywong5th Grade Teacher
Cody Cargill Sr.6th Grade Teacher
Neil Hocker7th & 8th Grade Teacher
Nikki Butcher-DuellPE and Computer Teacher
Kelley McFetersPart-Time Assistant