Pastor Thomas began pastoring in 1962. He has pastored churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida. He was the founding pastor of Forest Lake Bible Church and is currently serving at Grace Presbyterian Church. He is a cofounder of Rocky Bayou Christian School and taught Bible here until 2006 and is now working in the IT department. Pastor Thomas earned his BA from Crichton College and a MTh from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married to Betty Joyce Thomas, Academy English teacher and has four daughters (all RBCS graduates) and four grandchildren (two RBCS graduates).
Dr. Grete retired from the USAF after 21.5 years of service and over 5,700 pilot flying hours. Dr. Grete was a co-founder of RBCS in 1973 and retired as Superintendent in June 2005 to undergo orthopedic surgeries. He resumed the office of Superintendent for three months upon the June 2009 resignation of Dr. Donald Larson, who accepted a call to an inner city ministry in North Carolina. Dr. Grete serves on the Board of Directors for RBCS, and continues to teach American History, Economics, and US Government. He received his BS from the United States Military Academy, a Masters from Baylor University, and a MBA from Auburn University. He received an Honorary Doctor of Pedagogy from Clearwater Christian College. He has been married for over 52 years to Katherine Grete and has six children, 32 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is an elder at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Marilyn began working at RBCS as a teacher assistant in 1983 and became a teacher the following year. After teaching 1st - 4th grades, she became principal of the Elementary and Kindergarten in 2003. Marilyn assumed the position of Academy principal in 2009. She received her BA in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida. She completed a Master's degree program in Educational Administration from Pensacola Christian College in 2005. Marilyn is married to her husband of forty years, Ben, and has three daughters: all graduates of RBCS in '93, '94, and '97. They are the proud grandparents to seven precious grandchildren, two of which attend RBCS.
Robert C. Grete is a graduate of Rocky Bayou Christian School (Class of 1982) and Liberty University with a BS in Accounting. After working two years in public accounting, he served the next seventeen managing the business operations at Rocky Bayou Christian School. Mr. Grete owns and operates a business here in the panhandle of Florida and resides in Niceville with his wife and four children. He is a deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church.