FCS LEADERSHIP

Our school is blessed with an amazing team of people who are passionate about the Lord, families, and education! As a ministry of our church, FCS is led by the following groups of people who support and equip our incredible faculty & staff!


  • Pastoral Staff & Next Gen Ministry Staff of Fayette Baptist Church
  • FCS Director of School
  • FCS School Advisory Board

School director

Allison McDaniel

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Allison is passionate about the Lord, children, and education! She is here to partner with families through the discipleship and education of our students. Our faculty & staff is also led, developed, and discipled through our Director of School. Allison is excited about developing FCS for growth in grades, programs, and academics for our future. 


Allison has a vast experience in a variety of education settings including preschool, elementary, and secondary teaching at private, public, and Christian schools. She has her Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University and is experienced in STEM, Teacher Development, Mentoring, and Preschool and Children's Ministry. 


Allison is married to Jeff McDaniel and they have 2 girls in middle school and elementary. She was raised in a Christian home and came to know the Lord as a child. She has been pursuing God's calling on her life to impact the lives of children with the Gospel through education! 

Senior pastor

DREW MURPHY


Pastor Drew is the senior pastor at Fayette Baptist Church and has been married to Stacy Murphy for 17 years. Drew and Stacy have three daughters Kylie (16), Kenzie (14), and Kolbie (9). Drew grew up going to church faithfully while also living in a Christian home. His father Gary was a coach and teacher before moving into vocational ministry at Raleigh Baptist Church while his mom Kay worked for a missions organization called World Changers as part of NAMB. The Murphy family lived in Bartlett and Drew attended local public schools before having the opportunity to attend two different Christian Schools in high school. 


While attending a leadership retreat in Nashville his senior year Drew surrendered his life to the Lord and began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He was also introduced to his wife that same year. Drew was heavily involved in basketball, football, soccer, and baseball throughout high school and attended college on a basketball scholarship. He graduated with a degree in History Education from Tennessee Temple University and went on to receive his Masters in Ministry from Temple Baptist Seminary. 


Drew has been blessed to serve in various ministry positions in multiple churches throughout Memphis and Knoxville while also speaking to students all throughout the country at camps, retreats, and conferences. Christian Education and ministry to kids of all ages has always been a heartbeat that Drew has carried with him throughout the past 22 years of ministry. 


"When I look back at my life I was blessed beyond belief to be able to grow up with Godly parents, siblings, and a great church home. My upbringing gave me an understanding of the gospel and who Jesus was. Despite those blessings, however, my life did not reflect that of a Christ follower, though I professed to be a Christian. As I struggled with purpose and identity I am grateful for the many examples that God put into my life. Several students, teachers, and coaches at my school did not just share Christ but showed Christ to me day in and day out. This outpouring of love along with my youth pastors persistence and prayers led me to salvation. I will be forever grateful for the impact these relationships and experiences had on my life. My hope and desire is to see as many girls and boys from all walks of life have this same opportunity that I was given. This is a big part of the mission of FCS and I am excited to see this school launched for Kingdom impact."

administrative pastor

DANIEL TAYLOR


Pastor Daniel is the Administrative Pastor of our church and school. He first met his wife, Julie, in a middle school choir class at a Christian school. They are blessed with 5 children named Jenna (10), Jett (8), June (6), Jarrett (4), and a baby boy due soon! God used Daniel’s family, involvement in a local church, and 13 years of Christian school education to develop him into the follower of Christ and minister of the Gospel that he is today. He used those environments to instill in him a passion & calling for ministering to the Next Generation through education & discipleship. Daniel earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University and will soon complete his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys working with others to accomplish God’s plans and is looking forward to seeing FCS develop & launch students into the world for the Kingdom of God! 

FCS School advisory board

Our School Advisory Board provides advice, assistance, and accountability to the Director of School and Pastoral Staff in regards to all aspects of Fayette Christian School. It is comprised of 9 members who are passionate about Kingdom Education.