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In keeping with our mission to train students in a Christian worldview, CCS has weekly chapel services for both elementary and jr. high/high school students. Chapel speakers are vetted by our chapel coordinator and approved by the school administration. The following are our most frequent chapel speakers:

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Mr. Sam Brown

Calvary Baptist Church, Coshocton, OH


Sam Brown serves as Assistant Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church of Coshocton, OH. He is a graduate of Northland Baptist Bible College and Graduate School, earning his Bachelors in Pastoral Studies (’06) and his Masters in Biblical Studies (’08). Currently in his 9th year of ministry, Sam has previously served as Youth Pastor (Minnesota) and Senior Pastor (Pennsylvania). While in Minnesota, Sam taught Bible in the church’s Christian school for 4 years. Sam and his wife Alyssa have been married 12 years and have four boys, two of which are old enough to attend CCS: Ethan, Owen, Andrew, and Ezra. Sam enjoys nearly all sports especially basketball, baseball, golf, and volleyball (he has coached local public school volleyball for 4 years), with his most beloved teams being the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Illinois. He loves to read, listen to all sorts of music, play guitar, and have fun with his family.

Mr. Ben Croghan

Fresno Bible Church, Fresno, OH


Ben has a Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian Bible College and has been working as the Youth Director at Fresno Bible Church for the past 15 years and the worship minister for the past 6 years.


He and his wife Kerry have been married 17 years and have two boys that attend CCS:  Jackson and Lucas. He enjoys spending time with my family and friends outdoors….playing frisbee, hiking, camping, and riding anything with 2 or 4 legs!

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Mrs. Sally Ellis

Fresno Bible Church, Fresno, OH


Sally graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1978 and from Muskingum College in 1982 with a history/secondary education degree. She was part of Coalition for Christian Outreach from 1982-1984 and completed graduate work from Indiana University of Pennsylvania for her elementary education certificate. She also has experience working in preschool/Daycare.


From 1986 to the present, Sally has worked in her family’s business, Pearl Valley Cheese in Fresno, Ohio. She volunteers as a 4-H advisor and in the many children’s ministries at her church. Miss Sally loves children, and her hobbies include planning her next children’s church lesson and hanging out with her precious grandchildren, George and Grace. Along with two grandchildren, Sally and her husband, Chuck, have been blessed with four children, many nieces and nephews, and the many spiritual sons and daughters she works with in her ministries to children.

Pastor Chris Riggs

Washington Township Baptist Church

Zanesville, OH

Chris Riggs is the pastor of Washington Township Baptist church in Zanesville, Ohio, having served as such for 13 years.  He received his bachelor's degree in Bible from Northland Baptist Bible College where he met his wife, Diana.  They have been married for 13 years, and have 5 children:  Kasara, Owen, Brianna, Karson, and Mariah.  Diana teaches first grade at CCS, and all of their children are attending as well.  Chris enjoys sports, woodworking, hunting....and speaking in chapel to the amazing students at CCS!

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