Lead Staff




Ms. Diane Kelly – Lead Teacher 4/5 year old’s

Ms. Diane is a 1989 graduate of Pinecrest High School. She has worked in preschool settings since 1992, and she has home-schooled her own children for the past seven years. Ms. Diane accepted Jesus in her heart as Lord Savior in 1990, she has been married to her husband, Pastor Kasey, for 30 years, and they have 4 children. Diane and her family are members of Faith Baptist Church where Kasey serves as Executive Pastor.

Ms. Crystal Lynn – Lead Teacher/3 year old’s 

Ms. Crystal was born and raised right here in Pinehurst, and currently resides in Seven Lakes with her husband Jason of 22 years, 3 children, 2 crazy dogs, 2 cats, and 2 hamsters. Ms. Crystal has her associates degree in Human Services. She enjoys antique shopping, and she loves anything vintage. Ms. Crystal is a member of Faith Baptist Church, accepting the Lord into her heart in the Spring of 2000. The Lord lead Crystal to Growing in Faith Academy, as she has a heart for teaching, and a love for children. “it is the best job EVER!!” A quote she lives by, “It’s a good day to have a good day.” 





Ms. Tammy Dutton – Lead Teacher/3 year olds 

Ms. Tammy is a native of Moore Country, currently residing in Seven Lakes. Married for 22 years to Mike Dutton, and they have 3 wonderful children. Autumn 26, Coy 15, and Luke 13. Ms. Tammy has a horse named “Blaze,” chickens, and two dogs., Stella, and Daisy. She enjoys spending time with family, at the lake, beach, mountains and camping. 

With the boys love for baseball the family can often be found at a ball games, or attending church at Faith Baptist Church. With Ms. Tammy’s love for children teaching at GiFA has been a real answer to prayer.  







       Support Staff

  Mrs. Tina Richardson – Kitchen Manager