School Board

Blessed to serve Our Community

Killian Hill Christian School (KHCS), as a ministry of Killian Hill Baptist Church (KHBC), exists to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their young people by providing a high-quality spiritual and academic program, enhanced by balanced fine arts and athletics while encouraging them to live disciplined, Christ-centered lives. The school board composed of members of KHBC meets regularly, and although not involved in daily school operations per se, the board prays for everyone in the school and participates in decisions of policy, procedure, and discipline. The board is composed of at least five members and are particularly qualified for service in an educational institution.

Meet our School Board

Jim Gorsline
Chairman of the Board

Jim grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduating from high school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bob Jones University in 1980. He then went to work as an auditor for a predecessor firm of KPMG, LLP and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1980. Jim then went to Law School at the University of South Carolina. Upon graduation in 1985, Jim became an attorney with the Atlanta-based law firm King & Spalding. Jim counsels accounting firms in government inquiries and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and other federal and state agencies. As a former CPA, he has extensive experience analyzing financial statements and performing financial analyses; often these investigations and lawsuits involve sophisticated financial analysis or complicated damage calculations. In addition, Jim provides counsel and advice to senior management and general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, secured lenders, and large venture capital firms. Jim and his wife Sherry have been married since 1982 and have lived in Gwinnett County since 1989 (and in Lilburn since 1998). At KHBC, Jim has served on the school board for more than 25 years and has frequently served as an adult Sunday School leader. Outside of KHBC, Jim has for many years served as a member of the board of directors (and chairman of the Governance Committee) of Biblical Ministries Worldwide, a foreign mission board headquartered in the Atlanta area. Jim and Sherry have four daughters, all of whom went to KHCS from kindergarten through 12th grade, and who have now blessed them with a total of 12 grandchildren.

Tom Martin
Board Member

A native West Virginian, Tom was blessed to have received Christ at a young age and to have grown up in a Christian home. With Masters degrees in both Church and Educational Administration from Bob Jones University, Tom’s work history has spanned 12 years as a high school teacher and administrator and 28 years in management with UPS, finishing his career as a Corporate Leadership and Talent Development Manager. Chief among his accomplishments was the establishment of the organization’s leadership and management development programs in Europe in 2003. Since retiring in 2015, Tom has served in a number of capacities in addition to the KHCS School Board. As a member of Killian Hill Baptist Church (KHBC), Tom is actively involved in the music ministry of the church. In addition, Tom also served six years as the Sunday School Superintendent, a role in which he was responsible for developing much of the curriculum used in the Adult Bible Fellowship classes. Outside of KHBC, Tom also serves as a board member for the Berea School of Ministry, a college-level institution in the Atlanta area dedicated to training Hispanic pastors and church workers for ministry.  And since 2017, he has been assisting Biblical Ministries Worldwide, a mission board based in Atlanta, with the delivery of their candidate training, as well as the formulation and implementation of an organizational strategy. Both Tom and Sharon, his wife of 50 years, are avid readers, and enjoy playing golf and traveling. Their greatest satisfaction, however, comes through the investment of their time in the lives of their two children, Lisa and Randy, and their respective families, including two grandchildren, Benjamin and Hannah, all of whom live in the Atlanta metro area.

Dan Totten
Board Member

Dan grew up in West Virginia just outside the town of Lewisburg. Upon graduation from high school in 1969, he pursued an education degree at Concord University in Athens, WV. After teaching for two years in the public school system, he attended Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia where he completed a Master of Divinity degree. In 1981 he helped start Seneca Trail Christian Academy in his home town where he served as principal for nine years. In January 1990, he took a secondary position at Stone Mountain Christian School, teaching there for five years. From there he would move on to KHCS where he would remain for the next twenty-five years. Though now retired from forty-one years of teaching, Dan continues to remain active at KHBC, playing trumpet in the church orchestra, singing in the choir, discipling, teaching an adult Sunday School class, serving on the school board, and chairing the deacon board. In his spare time, Dan enjoys hiking, reading, writing, and watching college football. He remains a loyal WVU Mountaineer fan but also cheers on the UGA Bulldogs unless, of course, they happen to play each other.

Carrie Cook 
Board Member

Carrie Cook is a Georgia girl, born and raised. She attended KHCS from 2nd through 12th grade (shoutout to her former teachers, Miss Cordell and Mr. Dawson). After graduating from KHCS, Carrie earned a degree in accounting from Bob Jones University, started working at a small local accounting firm, and became a CPA. She has worked for 20 years in the accounting profession and is the owner of C. Cook, CPA, a firm located in Lilburn that specializes in providing tax services to individuals and small businesses. At KHBC, Carrie plays her flute in the church orchestra and is a preschool Sunday School teacher. She also enjoys snow skiing, reading, and diamond painting. She is excited for the opportunity to serve on the school board of her alma mater.

Andrew VanDenBerghe
Board Member

Andrew VanDenBerghe is an Audit Senior at Deloitte and Touché, LLP. In this role, Andrew is a leader of the day-to-day operations of his audit team, serving a Fortune 500 audit client in the Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution industries. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia. He lives with his wife Rachel in Duluth, GA, and enjoys serving at Killian Hill Baptist Church. Currently, Andrew and his wife Rachel sing in the church choir and are leaders in the church’s youth group ministry. Andrew is an assistant coach for the KHCS Varsity basketball team and enjoys watching Ohio State Buckeye football, and Cleveland Guardian baseball in his free time. Andrew is excited for the opportunity to serve on the school board.