Dr. Randy and Dottie Smith

professor/director
 

Randall D. Smith, Ph.D has pastored three local churches over the last thirty-five years, while directing international educational programs for  Christian Travel Study Programs, Inc., an organization offering study trips to Europe and Bible lands for more than three decades. This is the organization through which our students travel to Israel each spring. Dr. Smith and his wife Dottie have three talented children who are all grown, and two handsome grandsons.  He thoroughly enjoys archaeology, traveling, and learning. In his “spare time” he studies art, literature, and designs travel itineraries. During extensively in Bible lands, he teaches more than half of the year in the places where the Bible events unfolded. The balance of the year he is teaching at GCBI as an incredibly gifted presenter, teaching the Hebrew and Aramaic Scriptures (Old Testament). GCBI students benefit from his extensive education and insight during the first half of their academic year. 

 

Devon and Caroline Fox

Site Coordinators
 

Devon and Caroline are the on-site coordinators for the program, living on the campus and supervising the whole GCBI experience. In addition, Devon is an accomplished New Testament Scripture instructor. He was a graduate of GCBI (awesome class of 2010!) and has served as a youth director and various other local church roles.  He holds a Bachelors in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis on Preaching from Moody Bible College and is currently enrolled in Seminary at Grace College. His wife Caroline is an art and lifestyle photographer with her own thriving business, along with being involved as a mentor and leader of young women. Together they walk through the year-long experience with the students, with a front-row seat to watch God change lives as the students simply take God’s Word seriously. Logistically, they spend time creating meal plans & cleaning schedules, plugging students in to the church, coordinating fundraisers, and organizing opportunities to expose students to various ministry experiences.  Relationally, Devon and Caroline have the specific privilege and responsibility of building intentional, discipleship relationships with the GCBI students throughout the year.

 
 
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Leroy Miller

Resident Assistant

Leroy is an alumni of GCBI, class of 2017. He is from Ohio. Lee has a heart for discipleship and has enjoyed his time in youth ministry at a local church. We are blessed to have him join the team this year. Lee lives in the dorm with our male students. He builds intentional relationships with the guys and helps them through the year as well as helps us with the daily details of keeping things running smoothly in the student’s living space.

 

Justin Smith

Resident Assistant

Justin is an alumni of GCBI, Class of 2017. He was born overseas and spent the majority of his life on the edge of the Sahara desert in North West Africa, where his parents were missionaries for 15 years, before moving to Sebring Florida in 2010. He is actively involved with one of the worship teams at Grace Church Sebring as a drummer and has been developing his leadership skills by leading bible studies on Wednesday nights and teaching Sunday mornings at Grace Church Lakeland. Justin lives in the dorms with our male students. He has a heart for discipleship and will help the guys throughout the year as well as the GCBI Site Coordinators, Devon and Caroline, with the daily details of keeping things running smoothly in the student's living space. 

Hannah Stern

Resident Assistant

Hannah is an alumni of GCBI, class of 2013. She is from Martinsburg, PA. We are blessed to have her join the team this year. Hannah lives in the dorm with our female students. She builds intentional relationships with the girls and helps them through the year as well as helps us with the daily details of keeping things running smoothly in the student’s living space.

 

Lacey Watson

Resident Assistant

Lacey is an alumni of GCBI, class of 2017. She is from Sebring, FL and along with her role as an RA, Lacey is currently a part time student at South Florida State College, while also working at the Good News Cafe in Lake Placid, FL. She has a heart for discipleship and is involved with middle school and high school girls at Grace Church Sebring where she helps teach Sunday School. We are blessed to have her join the team this year. Lacey lives in the dorms with our female students. She builds intentional relationships with the girls and helps them through the year as well as helps us with the daily details of keeping things running smoothly in the student’s living space.

 

Pastor Ben and Meredith Russell

MEDIA DIRECTOR
 

Pastor Ben has spent countless hours filming GCBI classes and editing them into the teaching videos that we have made available through our website and our Youtube channel GCBI Media. He also maintains much of our online presence. He graduated from GCBI in 2012 and now lives in Sebring with his wife, Meredith, working as “Campus Pastor” at Grace Church of Sebring, FL serving GCBI with his media skills.