Welcome to First Baptist Christian School! My name is Jo Lynn Burke, and I am the director of the early childhood program, Shining Stars Preschool, as well as the principal of the elementary and middle school. I have been an educator for 22 years. My teaching career includes teaching elementary school for 15 years, and being a preschool owner and director for 5 years. In 2015, I was blessed to become the principal at First Baptist Christian School. I am passionate about training up children to love Christ and become godly leaders who will make a difference for Christ.  I believe that education begins with the shaping and molding of the child’s heart so that the shaping of the mind will understand that all things were created for our Maker’s purpose.  I believe that leading educators in this endeavor is both a privilege and honor as well as my ministry and all for the glory of the Lord.

It is my desire that your children will come to understand through this program that God’s revelation is foundational for every area of their life. Discipleship and worship are central to all of life. God made us to be people who think deeply and broadly. We want our students to learn that whole-hearted service to God should motivate excellence in the pursuit of development of their God-given skills and abilities. We are grateful that you have chosen to partner with us providing a rigorous academic program with a Biblical worldview so that when they leave this school they are equipped to be difference-makers for His kingdom.