Faculty

We train students in both theological education and leadership development. Our instructional staff is intentionally diverse, made up of over 40% minority instructors. Pastors and ministers with vast years of experience are walking alongside students, not only to teach the courses but to provide leadership coaching within their respective ministries of expertise.

Pastor James Wilson, Jr.

President

Bachelor of Arts in Strategic and Organizational Leadership from Temple University

Masters of Organizational Leadership from Concordia University

James Wilson Jr. serves as the Pastor of Family Ministries for Freedom Life Church. For the past 10 years, James has been a sought-after speaker for churches, organizations, and leaders about youth, marriages, and leadership development. Besides loving to study and teach, his passion is to find ways to blend the spiritual with the practical. James and wife, Ashley, have three daughters Karis, Kelsey, and Kyla.

Meet our faculty members

Tim McCain

Tim McCain

Provost

Tim McCain, former homeless teen, ex convict, and CEO of a Software company. Tim spent 5 years on the streets, 7 years and 8 months in prison, and 20 years as CEO of a software firm. After he sold his company, Tim became an ordained minister at Freedom Life Church in Hampton, VA. Tim is a husband of 20 years and a father to 3.

Chuck Macri

Chuck Macri

Dean of Faculty

Chuck Macri serves as Senior Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Freedom Life Church in Hampton.  He holds a Masters in Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in Engineering from Stevens Tech.  Prior to his current position he was on staff for 18 years with Campus Crusade’s Military Ministry, serving as National Director and Deputy Executive Director.  He has 30 years active & reserve service in the Air Force (in the Civil Engineer career field), retiring as a Colonel in 2009.  Chuck and his wife, Karen, have 5 adult children (a son and 4 daughters) and 3 grandchildren.

Shanice Fisher

Shanice Fisher

Dean of Students

I am Shanice Fisher, a millennial in search of truth.  I am married to Trevor with 2 incredible puppy dogs that keep me busy at home. I disciple students & young adults and inspire them to have real relationships with God, themselves and their neighbors. As a University Health Educator, I’ve learned that invoking hope for holistic wellness is an act of impartation; this has made my job an assignment, a mission field. Currently, I am imagining, exploring, and discovering my partnership with God- and this excites me.
Trevor Fisher

Trevor Fisher

Director of IT and Administration

Trevor Fisher serves as the Student Pastor at Freedom Life Church in Hampton.  He graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Spanish.  Trevor has served in media and student ministry for 3 years leading up to being invited into the Student Pastor position. He is passionate about discipleship and raising students up to walk out their faith. He is excited to be a part of the FSOM team and utilize skills and experience in computer software and administration.

Zarchay Price

Zarchay Price

Operations Manager

Zarchay Price serves as the Operations Manager for the Freedom School of Ministry. She has worked with numerous community nonprofits in education and housing counseling. Zarchay has a passion for walking alongside people in accomplishing their God given dreams and passions. She loves being a part of the FSOM team and working interdepartmentally to accomplish goals and strengthen the student experience.

Cyon Edgerton

Cyon Edgerton

Associate Dean of Ministry and Coaching

After completing her undergrad work at the University of Michigan where she majored in Psychology, Cyon spent a number of years as a public educator and developer of online educational programs. She is the former Campus Pastor of Freedom Life Church Hampton where she spent 6 years on staff and completed her ordination. Currently, she serves as the founder and CEO of The Table Leadership, an organization that offers leadership courses and coaching to under-resourced leaders. Additionally, she serves as the Communications Pastor at her local church, on the leadership team for the Ezer Collective (an organization founded by Jo Saxton that seeks to equip and empower women leaders), and on the board of The Kukua Project (a non-profit that funds sustainable development projects in Africa). Cyon is currently completing a master’s degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She lives with her husband and three kids in the East Bay in Northern California. She is passionate about raising up leaders who are not only professionally equipped for their calling, but also personally developed as disciples of Christ.