ACF Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of Ministers, Business Leaders, and Lay people from all walks of life. They are all non-compensated Christian men and women who are members of Christian Churches/Church of Christ in Florida. Our current Board of Directors are listed below. 

  • Bobby Smith

    Bobby Smith, a graduate of Florida Christian College, has been on the ministerial staff at South Daytona Christian Church since 1980. During those years he served as Youth Minister, Associate Minister, and now serves as the Senior Minister. He and Cindy were married in 1981 and have a daughter and son, Tabitha and Jeremy, who are both married. Bobby is a former Trustee of Florida Christian College and serves on the Steering Committee of the Pastors Prayer Gathering in Volusia County.


    His favorite verse is Galatians 6:9 (NIV) "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

  • Alan Tison

    Alan serves as Director of Advancement at Johnson University Florida, overseeing the external relationships of the university. He travels throughout Florida informing encouraging friends, churches, and alumni of the ministry of JUFL. Alan hold degrees from Johnson University Florida and Kentucky Christian University. He has served churches in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Alan has 3 children, David, Jonathan and Bethany.

    His favorite verse is Jeremiah 15:19 (NLT); "If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not let them influence you!"

  • Beth Hercules

    Beth Hercules is a lifelong learner and educator. She is a passionate advocate for Biblical Higher Education and ministry. For more than 25 years she has been a home educator and private music teacher. Beth and her husband Bill have been married since 1985 and have five children and five grandchildren. Three of their children have been Alexander Christian Foundation recipients, as well as their spouses. The Hercules Family currently serves together at Kissimmee Christian Church in Kissimmee, FL.

    “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16



  • Roger WRight

    Roger has served as a Director of the Alexander Christian Foundation of Florida since 1993.  Roger is currently the Preaching Minister of Ocala Christian Church in Ocala, Florida. He has served as a Trustee of Florida Christian College and on the Continuation Committee of the North American Christian Convention.  Roger and his wife Linda have been since 1979 and have two sons in the ministry and four grandchildren. One of his favorite scriptures is Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

  • Pete Ramsey

    Pete Ramsey is currently the senior minister at Englewood Christian Church in Jacksonville, FL. He is a graduate of Florida Christian College (B.A. 1995) and Hope International University (M.A. 2013, MDiv 2017) and has served in local church ministry for more than 25 years in Florida and North Carolina.  Pete and his wife, Heather have been married for 26 years. They have two children – Bekah(14) and Joel (11) – and two dogs – Foxy (11) and Zoey (10) – and everyone knows that Foxy is his favorite child!  Pete is an avid hockey and baseball fan as well as anything related to Star Wars (Han shot first).  If you can’t find him, it’s likely he’ll be drinking a cup of coffee and buried in books as he often gets lost on rabbit trails of research to satisfy his thirst for knowledge and curiosity for the unknown. He also believes the word is coupon is pronounced, “cue-pawn” and NOT “coo-pawn.”

    His favorite verse is James 1:22 – “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

  • Adam Park

    As a past recipient of the Alexander Christian Foundation scholarship, Adam is grateful for the opportunity to contribute by serving on the board of directors. He met his wife Karissa while they attended Florida Christian College. He has had the privilege of serving in vocational ministry since 2009 and is currently serving as the Senior Minister of Eastside Christian Church in Orlando.

    Acts 20:24 ESV “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”



  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith always wanted to be a preacher’s wife and her desire was achieved when she married Mike Smith in 1979. She and Mike were part of the first graduating class of Florida Christian College in 1980. After Mike graduated from seminary they began ministering in Florida in 1986. They are currently ministering at South Haven Christian Church in Port Orange, Florida and have been there since 1997. Sarah had the privilege of home schooling their three children, Julia, Amos and Lydia all through school and all three graduated from Florida Christian College. She and Mike have also been blessed with two grandchildren, so far. Sarah is currently working as a driver for Staples.

    Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  • Ron forehand

    Ron Forehand serves as the Treasurer of Alexander Christian Foundation. Ron is retired from 30 years of government service and a Bachelors degree with a major in Accounting from University of Central Florida. He has worshipped at Kissimmee Christian Church since 1979 where he is a Deacon and Treasurer. He is married to Myra. Ron’s favorite verse is 1Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

  • Ross Pepper

    Ross served 30 years as the Minister of First Christian Church in Kissmmiee, FL. His plans are to assist churches as a consultant with “Encouraging God’s Servants” ministry to help churches get to the next level of growth. Ross and his wife Mary have four grown children: Sam, a Minister in Tavares, FL; Katie, a Nurse; and Abby & Julie, who are School Teachers. Ross helped to found Alexander Christian Foundation in 1989 and served as it’s founding chairman.



  • vaughn williams

    Vaughn has the privilege to serve as a Director of the Alexander Christian Foundation since 1997. Vaughn is a former Trustee at Florida Christian College and he is a business owner. Vaughn is married to Mary and they have three daughters and four grandchildren. Vaughn worships at Kissimmee Christian Church, where he serves as and Elder.

    His favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

  • William "Bill" owens

    William “Bill” Owens is the Vice President of the Allen Morris Company in Orlando and serves as an Elder of First Christian Church of Winter Park. He has served on the Board of Directors for Christian Financial Resources for 18 years and several years as a Director of Alexander Christian Foundation of Florida.  He is married to Dale-Angela Maxey and has two children and two grandchildren.

  • Theresa Clark

    Theresa Clark is the Controller at Clark & Albaugh, LLP, a law firm located in Winter Park, Florida, since 2001. She and her husband, Scott, have five children and five grandchildren. They have been active members of First Christian Church of Winter Park since 2004. Theresa has a passion for missions and has served on the missions committee as treasurer since 2013, as well as serving in numerous ministries throughout the years.

    Philippians 4:5-7Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”



  • Sean Grant

    Shawn Grant is the Associate Professor of Humanities at Johnson University Florida. He is a graduate of Florida Christian College (B.A. Preaching 2002), Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.A. Church History 2007) and Florida State University (Ph.D Humanities, 2012).  Shawn has taught classes at Florida State University, Chipola College, Tallahassee Community College, and Valencia College. In addition to his academic work, Shan served for many years in located church ministry, most recently as the Lead/Teaching Pastor at Crossbridge Christian Church in Tallahassee, FL.  He currently lives in Orlando, FL with his wife Erica and their two children Jude and Emma. 

     

    Shawn’s favorite verse is Matthew 22:37-40,

    • “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”


  • Sam Pepper