Faculty and Staff


Andy Hawkins

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Andy Hawkins has been with South Arkansas Christian School since the 2006 school year.  He was selected at that time to teach the 5th and 6th grade classes.  He was selected as the Headmaster beginning the 2010 school year.

Andy serves as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Buckner, AR.  His wife is Monica and they have three grown children, three beautiful granddaughters, and two handsome grandsons.

Office Manager

Monica Hawkins

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Monica has been with us since July of 2010.  She is working hard as the Office manager/Secretary.  Monica brings with her many years of secretarial experience, as well as, a love for working with children.  Monica's pleasant disposition makes her a perfect fit into the SACS family.

Monica is the wife of Andy and has three grown children and three beautiful granddaughters and two handsome grandsons, who really love their Grams.

Kindergarten Teacher

Sydney Cross

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This is Ms. Cross' first year with SACS.  We are thankful the Lord has brought her to us.  We are looking forward to a great year and mant more to follow.

1st-2nd Grade

Lisa Edwards

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This Ms. Edwards' first year with us. Ms. Edwars has substituted for us in the past, and we look forward to having her as a full time teacher.  We are thankful the Lord has brought her here, we look forward to many more years together. 

Bible and English teacher

Drew Hawkins

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Drew Hawkins is teaching elementary Bible, 7th through 10th grade English, along with 4th grade Math, spelling, and Science. We are thankful Drew has joined us and look forward to many years together. 

5th and 6th Grade Teacher

Candy Hovarter

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This is Ms. Hovarter's first year with us.  she is no stranger though, she has been a regular substitute for us and always dond a great job.  We look forward to a wonderful year and many more to follow.

Middle - High School Bible/History

Bobby Beaird

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Bobby Beaird has been with us since August of 2011.  Bobby served as the 7-12 grade Counselor and History teacher at Bradley High School for 40 years. He finished high school in El Dorado, graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 1971 with a B.S.E. in History and Social Studies, and went on to graduate from Henderson State University in 1975, with his Masters in secondary school counseling. He lives with his wife and two children near Walnut Hill, out from Bradley, and he and his family belong to Bradley Baptist Church. He retired from public education in May, 2011, but stated that he wasn’t ready to leave the classroom and felt that South Arkansas Christian School was the place he would like to teach after retirement.  Bobby will be teaching History and Bible in the middle, junior, and senior high school, as well as, assisting students in preparation for college and career.

Here are some other important things to know about Bro. Bobby:

Birthday: January 15 Anniversary: June 10 Spouse's Name: Jane Beaird

Bro. Bobby's favorites:

  • Color: Blue
  • Food: Catfish
  • Snack: Spudnuts
  • Drink: Coke
  • Restaurant: Ole Feed House
  • Candle Scent: Lavender
  • Book(s): George Washington's War
  • Hobby: Woodwork - building furniture
  • Store: Home Depot




Math and Sceince Teacher

Abbigail Turner

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This is Ms. Turner's second year with us, but she is no stranger.  She graduated from SACS and received the Governor's Scholarship.  We are thankful the Lord has led Abbigail to return to SACS after graduating from SAU.  We look forward to this year, as well as, many more.

High School Science and Math

Mike Turner

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Bro. Mike Turner has been with us since August of 2013.  He teaches senior high math and sciences. We are very thankful to have Bro. Mike as part of the SACS family.

Pastor at First Baptist of Stamps for 12 years.  His wife is Alicia our 3rd and 4th grade teacher and he has 5 sons.

He has a masters in Theology and Education with emphasis in mathematics and science.  He has taught at Stamps High School, Central Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College, and Southern Arkansas University.

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