Board of Directors

Dr. Mark S. Warnick

Dr Warnick is a disabled United States Air Force veteran who has over 25 years in the fire service and (consecutively) 17 years in emergency management. He has earned a BSc. in public safety with a concentration in emergency management, an MSc. in Public Safety with a concentration in emergency management and a specialization in fire service administration, and a Ph.D. in public safety with a concentration in emergency management; he maintained a 4.0 GPA in each of his degrees. Since graduation with his Doctoral Degree, he has been educating university students, firefighters, emergency managers, business owners, houses of worship, church goers, the general public. He also provides classes for those with access and functional needs (e.g. elderly, disabled, children). (See more at Doctor of Disaster.)

Timothy (Tim) Barton

(Fire Safety Consultant/Agricultural Emergency Management)
Tim is a United States Marine Corp veteran with over 17 years in the fire service. He specializes in fire prevention, fire education, and fire safety inspection In addition to his expertise in fire related issues, Tim has extensive experience in agriculture inspections, agricultural preparedness, and agricultural mitigation measures that can keep the general public safe. He has taken numerous USDA inspection classes and received certifications in meat and poultry inspection as well as worked in field. Tim also is extremely knowledgeable in firearms and firearm safety.

Pastor Thomas Black

Pastor Thomas Black graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1997 and has been serving as Pastor of Fame Evangelical Church since 1998.  While working on his Masters of Biblical Languages. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Emmaus Biblical Seminary, Cap-Haitian Haiti, taken many missions trips, yet sees his primary ministry in the pastorate.

His ministry and personal mission is to Educate, Equip and Encourage, Leaders, Learners and Lookers to be Effective Christians to the Glory of Jesus Christ. I believe this is accomplished through long term pastoral ministry resulting in a desire to see pastoral longevity become a norm for ministries throughout the body of Christ. God has laid upon my heart the need to be intentional in discipleship with key men he brings to me, to equip them personally to succeed in their service to Christ.

Joseph R. (Joe) Davies

Joe served in the United States Navy and is a Viet Nam veteran. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Joe served as a police officer in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan where he held the rank of Chief of Police. Furthermore, he held positions of Director of Emergency Communications and Director of Emergency Preparedness. Joe is active in his church’s Music Ministry and has served as Chairman of the Church Board.