Todd Bell Pastor
Pastor Todd Bell was saved at the age six under the preaching of J.B. Buffington in Lakeland, Florida. He received an Associates Degree for Machinist from Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina, May 1989; a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Trinity Baptist Bible Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, in May 1994; and was honored with a Doctorate of Divinity from Crown College, in Powell, Tennessee in May 2015.
In 1994, God called Pastor Bell and his family to the state of Maine to plant churches. They have labored faithfully to start several independent fundamental baptist churches all over the state of Maine.
In August 2003, the Bell family moved to Sanford, Maine where they started and are currently pastoring the Calvary Baptist Church of Sanford. In 2010, God burdened Pastor Bell to start the Sanford Christian Academy. Numerous children have been educated in a Godly atmosphere. Pastor Bell encourages his church to be active in soul-winning, discipleship, and training servants of the Lord.
To read more about Pastor Bell and his ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, ME, visit our church page here!
Amy Bell SCA Administrator
Amy Bell was saved at the age of 16. She is married to Pastor Bell, and they have four children: Elisabeth, Benjamin, Cherith, and Abigail. Amy has an Associates in Secretarial Science. She previously homeschooled her children until she helped her husband start and operate the Sanford Christian Academy in 2010. Amy is currently the Sanford Christian Academy Administrator and the Calvary Baptist Church Secretary. Amy’s goals are to be a helpmeet to Pastor Bell, to love people and see them come to Christ, and to help this ministry flourish for God’s Glory.
Keala Raines Administrative Assistant
Keala was saved as an adult at the age of twenty-two. She attended the University of Southern Maine where she received her bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Studies. Mrs. Keala is fluent in Spanish and joined SCA in 2017 as our Spanish teacher. Mrs. Keala is now the administrative assistant in the office. She has three children Caleb, Savannah and Tucker that attend SCA. Mrs. Keala enjoys spending time with her husband, Joshua, her children and their dog Mocha.
Jody Slaven Fundraising Director
Jody was saved at the age of five. She attended Notre Dame College. Jody has been the director of the SCA Fundraising Committee for nine years. She enjoys antiquing for vintage Disney items, doing puzzles and spending time with her husband, Eriq and her twin girls Payton and Rylie who have attended SCA since kindergarten. Jody has a bearded dragon named Charlie and two Leppard geckos; Eva and Wally.
Florence Fencer Kindergarten Teacher
Florence Fencer was saved at the age of 17. She attended Keene State College and New Brunswick Bible Institute, and has been teaching for over 30 years. Mrs. Fencer joined our staff in 2016, and she is the Kindergarten teacher at Sanford Christian Academy.
Kimberly Haynes 1st-2nd Grade Teacher
Kimberly was saved at the age of four. She attended The Crown College of the Bible where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Miss Kim has taught first and second grade since 2012. Miss Kim is the pianist for Calvary Baptist Church, she teaches piano lessons and enjoys hiking, gardening and cooking.
Elisabeth Bell Lengendre 5th & 6th Grade Teacher
Elisabeth was saved in November of 1999. Mrs. Elisabeth was the first graduate of Sanford Christian Academy. She attended Heartland Baptist Bible College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education. Mrs. Elisabeth has been teaching at SCA since 2021. After college Mrs. Elisabeth spent 10 years in the banking industry. She has a passion for singing and music. She teaches vocal lessons through SCA. Mrs. Elisabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, their daughter Everly and their golden retriever, Deacon.
Karen Owen 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
Karen was raised in a Christian home but did not accept salvation until she was an adult. Miss Karen holds a bachelors degree in elementary education from Patriot Bible College. Miss Karen has over twenty years of combined teaching experience. Miss Karen joined SCA in 2022 as the third and fourth grade teacher. Her favorite part of teaching is sharing the truth of God’s word with her students and seeing them come to an understanding of His love for them. In her free time Miss Karen enjoys photography, reading, gardening and spending time at the ocean. She has four girls and two grandsons.
Abigail Woodward Teacher's Aid
Abigail was saved at the age of five and was reassured of her salvation in 2019. Miss Abigail attended The Crown College of the Bible where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She joined SCA as a teachers aid in 2022. Miss Abigail enjoys reading, writing and hiking.
Middle School & High School Staff
Scott Haynes 7th-8th Grade Teacher
Scott was saved December 17,1993 at the age of four. Scott attended The Crown College of the Bible where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology and Youth Ministries. He has been teaching at SCA since 2012. Pastor Scott currently teaches 7th and 8th grade. In his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Britney, and their three children. Pastor Scott is also the Assistant Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, served as the youth pastor for five years and is a teacher at our Southern Maine School of the Bible.
Rob Blaisdell II (Mr. B) 9th-12th Grade Science & Math Teacher
Robert Blaisdell was saved at the age of thirteen. He has an Associates in Electrical Power, a Bachelor’s in Bio-Resource Engineering, and has completed much graduate work in the Master’s of Science in Teaching program at the University of Maine. He previously worked as an Adult Education Instructor at the University of Maine and Eastern Maine Technical College. Rob joined our ministry in 2012, and teaches the 9th-12th grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Matter & Energy, and Math which includes Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, PreCalculus, and Business Math. Rob is also a deacon and the Music Director for Calvary Baptist Church. Rob can be seen officiating high school sports, including volleyball, basketball and softball. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Kendra and their 3 children Lucas, Bradyn, and Madison.
Cherith Bell 9th-12th Grade English & History Teacher, Volleyball Coach
Cherith was saved at the age of six. Miss Cherith is a Sanford Christian Academy graduate. She attended The Crown College of the Bible where she received her bachelor’s degree of Secondary Education. Cherith has been teaching at SCA since 2018. Miss Cherith teaches Jr High and High School English, American History and American Government and Economics. She is the volleyball coach for SCA, social media director for SCA and Calvary Baptist Church. Miss Cherith began her own photography business; Cherith Bell photography.