Pam Messex – Chief Information Officer, UEWA
Pam Messex, her husband Rudy, and their three children moved to Fayetteville, NC courtesy of the US Army in 2006. Pam and Rudy became members of Berean Baptist Church in 2007, and all three of their children attend or graduated from Berean Baptist Academy. Pam has worked in Information Technology (IT) since 2006 as a Network Technician and Help Desk management. In 2007, she co-founded a company that specializes in the unique requirement of Healthcare IT Management. Upon Rudy’s retirement from the Army in 2014, they decided to make Fayetteville their home. Pam began working for the Academy that same year, as the school’s Technology, Psychology, and Yearbook teacher.
In 2016, Pam began volunteering on the church network and came on staff in 2017 as the Chief Information Officer. She currently holds a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland University College and is currently attending Liberty University to obtain a second B.S. in Computer Science Cybersecurity. As the CIO, she is responsible for the strategic planning and technological direction of the Church and Academy and understands the necessity to build relationships and network with other professionals within the community. Her career is challenging, as we have everything one would expect on a highly functional network, to include VoIP and KeyCard access, in addition to traditional file servers, web servers, and identity management. She works with administrators within the Church and Academy to implement effective objectives and goals that align with the mission and values of BBC and BBA.
Savera Staples – Data Center and Network Technician
Savera Staples is a military veteran, who was born and raised in Louisiana. She has been married for 17 years and has 3 children; 17 (girl), 13 (girl), 2 (boy). After deciding to leave the military and be a stay-at-home mom to her, then, two young daughters, she also went back to school. She has received an Associates in Business Management followed by another Associates degree in Networking and a third degree in Security Analysis (with honors). She became Security+ certified in July 2020 and has started pursuing her fourth degree, a Bachelors in Cybersecurity, at Montreat College, due to graduate in 2022. Savera began working at Berean in January of 2021. As an eager, goal-oriented, hard charger, she plans to excel in every aspect of her employment here at Berean and also as a future member.
Mike Joiner – Maintenance Staff
Mike Joiner received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at age twelve while going to a local church’s bus ministry. He, his wife Tamie and their two children became members of Berean Baptist Church in 1994. Their son and daughter began attending Berean Baptist Academy in the fall of 1993 and both are graduates of the Academy. Mike spent 26 years working with R&W Pizza Hut Corp.; sixteen of that as District Supervisor. Desiring a change, he spent several years as a construction foreman and started his own business, MSJ Home Improvement and Maintenance. Mike is very happy to now be a member of the Berean Baptist Church staff helping to improve and maintain our church and academy. Mike has or is serving in various ministries over the years to include deacon ministry, church choir, senior high youth group leader, junior high youth leader, junior varsity and varsity men’s soccer coach, ladies’ soccer coach, and assistant baseball coach.
Deborah Galloway – Custodial Staff
Deborah started working at Berean in July 2020 and joined the church just two weeks later. She is responsible for keeping our buildings clean and beautiful. Her true joy is working in God’s house, being a servant for the Lord. Deborah has three children and six grandchildren. Deborah is known around Berean for her smiles and encouragement in the Lord’s Word.