Pastor Randy Gilbert

Pastor & President

Pastor Randy was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Flagler College, and in 1979, he and his wife Cherie graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center. They founded Faith Landmarks Ministries in 1980, and Faith Landmarks Bible Institute in 1989. Pastor Randy is the author of most of the FLBI Curriculum.


Pastor Cherie Gilbert

Pastor & Vice President

Pastor Cherie was raised in Richmond, VA and met Pastor Randy in St. Augustine, FL. They were married in 1976 and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1979. Pastor Cherie started the first children’s ministry at Faith Landmarks Ministries and has served as the Music Director since 1980.


James Gilbert


James A Gilbert was born in St. Augustine, FL, and grew up in Richmond, VA. He has been a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries since its first service on April 6, 1980. James has served as the Media Director/Consultant of Faith Landmarks Ministries since 2001, the Business Manager since 2016, and the Principal of Faith Landmarks Academy since its inception in 2019.


Debra Johnson


Debra was born and educated in Richmond, Virginia. She received her AAS degree in Accounting from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. Debra became a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries and a student of Faith Landmarks Bible Institute in the fall of 2007. Upon graduating in June 2009, Debra volunteered as a Teacher’s Assistant of the Bible Institute as well as several other Help Ministries of FLM. She joined the FLM/FLBI staff in April, 2013 and received her ordination from Faith Landmarks Ministerial Fellowship in June, 2013. Upon completion of the Faith Landmarks Bible Institute Third Year Ministerial Program in 2016 Debra was promote to the position of the Registrar.


Angela Galante


Angela was born in New York City, but she spent most of her school years in Northern Virginia. She attended Radford College (now Radford University), receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. She has been a member of FLM since 1983. After working in the corporate world for almost twenty years, she joined the FLM staff in 1990. She has taught in FLBI since its inception in 1989.


Debbie Taylor


Debbie was born in Richmond, Virginia and was educated at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. She has been married to her husband Gary for over 30 years, and they have one son, David. They have been members of Faith Landmarks Ministries since 1992. It is one of her greatest joys to be an instructor for FLBI where she teaches New Testament Survey and both Old Testament Survey courses.


Scott Isbell


Scott was born and raised in Hanover, VA. He graduated from Victory Christian Academy and Faith Landmarks Bible Institute. He has been an employee of Faith Landmarks Ministries since 1993 and is now the Missions Director, Church Life and Outreach Coordinator, and Kidztown department head. He is married and has two children, Kara and David. 


Melissa Rice


Melissa became a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries in 1990, after graduating from Mary Washington College and moving to the Richmond area. She served as president of a campus ministry during college and sensed that a secular education alone would not equip her with the knowledge required to lead a successful life. After joining FLM, she immediately enrolled in Faith Landmarks Bible Institute and graduated in 1993. She taught English and Bible to high school students in Victory Christian Academy and has been involved in many areas of church life. She is married to Frank and they have three sons, Edward, Carson and Jackson. She teaches Dynamics of Healing and Eschatology.


Katie Lentz


Found and joined Faith landmarks Ministries in 1981 within the first year of the ministry. She has been a teacher and department leader of the Kindergarten area of the Children’s Ministry for over 30 years. She is a Worship Leader and a member of the Music team for over 25 years. Katie is an Ordained Minister and the primary director and contact for all Pastoral activity of Faith Landmarks Ministries. She was instrumental in developing a team of Staff Ministers and Volunteers trained to follow up and minister to those who are a part of the FLM family. She has been added to the Faith Landmarks Bible Institute faculty as the Blood Covenant instructor. She is a Minister, Teacher and Worship Leader.


Roslyn Kirby


Roslyn was born in Richmond, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). She is a graduate of Faith Landmarks Bible Institute, and received her ordination through Faith Landmarks Ministerial Fellowship. Roslyn held the position of Bible Instructor at Victory Christian Academy, where she taught Bible to Middle and High School students for six years. A member of Faith Landmarks Ministries since 2002, she currently serves as Department Head of Mpact Girls and Team Lead in Zoe Bookstore. She and her husband, Phillip, have two daughters, Kristen and Ashley. Roslyn currently is an instructor of the Christian Family & the Ministry of the Holy Spirit courses.

Mary Joe

Mary Jo Ferguson


Mary Jo Ferguson was born in Newport News, Virginia. She graduated cum laude, a Phi Beta Kappa member, from Wells College in Aurora, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in American Studies. She also attended the NYU Institute of Fine Arts in New York for 2 years, studying art history for the Museum Curatorship program. She was born again February 21, 1979. In 1983 she became a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries. She was an instructor in Faith Landmarks Bible Institute from its beginning in 1989 until 1993 when she left to join the FLM missionary team in Novgorod, Russia. She has served as a FLM missionary in Novgorod, Russia and in St. Petersburg, Russia for 23 years. While in Russia she helped open three Bible Schools in Russia and one in Ukraine. She has been an ordained minister with Faith Landmarks Ministries since 1996.


Natalie Harris


Natalie is a native of Petersburg, Virginia. She attended college at Hampton University in Hampton Virginia. After completing her undergraduate studies, she went on to attend law school at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia. Natalie first visited Faith Landmarks Ministries during Campmeeting 1996 at the invitation of a coworker. She joined the Faith Landmarks Ministries church family in 1998. She went on to attend Faith Landmarks Bible Institute a few years later and graduated in 2003. Natalie serves in several ministries at Faith Landmarks Ministries: Kidztown, Solid Rock Youth, the Music Ministry, and Ladies Pastors’ Aides. She teaches Realities of Redemption, a first year course. Natalie gives Jesus all the glory for what He has done in her life.


Karen Schandel


Karen Schandel gave her life to the Lord and began attending Faith Landmarks Ministries in 1989. She moved to Russia at age 19 to assist on the ministry team of Faith Landmarks Novgorod. She returned to Richmond one year later to attend Faith Landmarks Bible Institute and graduated in 1996. She spent the next 5 years on the mission field in Jamaica teaching the Bible to at-risk children and youth. It was during this time that Karen cultivated a love for communicating Biblical truths in a simple and easy to understand manner. Karen has been a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries for 28 years and currently teaches Church History and Evangelism. She is married to her wonderful husband David and spends her free time chasing their toddler Abigail.


Nichelle Wright


Nichelle was born in Oklahoma and attended Rhema Bible Training Center where she graduated in 1992. She served as a full time missionary in Colombia, South America for 2 years and Sierra Leone and Cameroon, West Africa for 3 years teaching in Bible Schools and ministered with outreach teams. In 2001 she met and married her husband, Kevin in Newport News, Virginia. She has been a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries since 2016 where she serves as a substitute teacher for FLBI and a volunteer at Info Central and Zoe Bookstore.