About Us



Mr. Dean E. McGary

Mr. Dean McGary graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible and General Secondary Education with a minor in Physical Education; he has been taking classes toward a Master's Degree in Religious Education at Tabernacle Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Virginia Beach, VA. 

In 1984-1985, he began his teaching and coaching ministry at Dunbar Baptist Academy, Dunbar, PA.  He became the principal, taught, and coached basketball at Ebenezer Bible Baptist Academy in Washington, PA during 1985-1989.  He also served as interim pastor at Ebenezer Bible Baptist Church in 1989.  In Middletown, PA, from 1989-1993 he again served as the principal, taught, and coached JV basketball at the Grace Bible Christian School.  The McGarys moved to West Carrollton, OH, in 1993 where Mr. McGary served at Bethel Baptist School as the principal, taught Jr./Sr. High classes, coached soccer and JV basketball until 2005.  He also served as a Board member of the Buckeye Christian School Association during 2002-2005.

In 2005, God led Mr. McGary and his family to Virginia Beach and Tabernacle Baptist Academy where he taught high school science.  He became principal of TBA in June 2012. Mr. McGary and his wife, Robin, have four children.

Assistant Principal/Guidance Director Athletic Director/Math Teacher/Sr. Class


 Mr. Gordon R. Cook

 Coach Cook graduated from LeTourneau University of Longview, Texas, and then earned his Masters in Religious Education from Northgate Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He began his teaching and coaching ministry in Elkton, Maryland, in 1971. In 1974, God led Coach Cook and his family to Tabernacle Baptist Academy in Virginia Beach where he teaches math and coaches varsity basketball. Coach Cook resides with his wife, Dixie, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They have three sons.

Academy Faculty



  • Mrs. Terri O’Hara—K3
  • Mrs. Margo Robinson—K4
  • Mrs. Joyce Dudley—K5
  • Mrs. Cathy Begley—1st
  • Mrs. Dianne Flitton—2nd
  • Mrs. Rochelle Alvar—3rd
  • Mrs. Robin McGary—4th
  • Mrs. Cameron Karnes—5th
  • Miss Christy Cantin—6th, Speech
  • Mr. Dean McGary—Bible, Earth Science
  • Mrs. Evelyn Hayes—Cafeteria
  • Mr. David Moffatt—Bible, Computers, & Yearbook
  • Miss Suzanne Roberson—Math, Science, Physical Education
  • Mrs. Marci Baker—English
  • Miss Ruth Anna Manka—History, Government, & Geography
  • Dr. Carl D. Bieber—History
  • Mrs. Connie Roberson—Financial Secretary
  • Mrs. Siony Peterson—Office Receptionist
  • Mr. Gordon Cook—Math and Physical Education
  • Mr. Art Roberson—Science, Elementary Music, Choirs


Career Opportunities

 Tabernacle Baptist Academy seeks to hire degreed professionals in the education field. Other degrees are accepted when it comes to teaching specialized subjects.

All applicants must present a Christian testimony of their salvation and live according to the Bible. All applicants must attend Tabernacle Baptist Church and follow all guidelines and policies of the Tabernacle Baptist Ministries manual.

Once an applicant has applied, the application will be reviewed, and an interview may be scheduled.