About – 443

Our Staff

Larry Basinger – Principal

Mr. Basinger grew up on a small farm in China Grove, NC and graduated from Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem. He and his wife, Starla, have been married for 32 years and have two grown sons. Larry and Starla have been involved in youth ministry and missions for most of their married life. This is Mr. B’s sixth year at Providence. Helping children and teens connect with their Creator and make quality life decisions are two of his most satisfying pursuits. He enjoys hiking, photography, gardening, & Ping-Pong when he has some spare time.

Email Address: lbasinger@providenceasheville.com

Elizabeth Jones – Business Manager

Elizabeth has a vision for Christian Education. Following graduation she had the privilege of working overseas in a church school furthering her desire to see Christian Education prosper. Elizabeth has been married for 22 years to a wonderful husband, father and pastor. They have two beautiful teenage daughters. Elizabeth has over a decade of management experience; she was very happy to accept the position as the school’s business manager four years ago. She serves the teachers, students and parents of PCA by providing answers to questions and making sure that everyone has what they need to be effective in their efforts and mission. Elizabeth especially loves watching the students grow in God and mature academically, spiritually and socially, causing them to reach beyond their own needs to show love and concern for others. She loves the teachers and parents who are a part of PCA because they believe God has brought them here to support and develop the school.
                                                       Email Address: ejones@providenceasheville.com


Christy Frye –
 Administrative Assistant

Christy is the Administrative Assistant at Providence and manages the ever busy student office. She is married with one daughter. Christy and her family live in Candler; she enjoys spending time with family & friends, hiking and traveling. One of Christy’s favorite verses is “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” ~ Colossians 3:17

Email Address: cfrye@providenceasheville.com


Annette Spencer – Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades

Annette Spencer holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. During her 24 years of teaching she has supervised Kindergarten through 6th grade as well as Afterschool Care Departments. She has tutored and coached sports and worked many summer camps. Annette has experienced teaching K4 up to 6th grade with a focus on kindergarten. She has loved all the elementary grades she has taught. Annette believes the Lord commissioned her to teach when she was just 10 years old and she counts it a blessing and a great privilege.

Email Address: aspencer@providenceasheville.com


Jennifer Morris – 3rd & 4th GradesMrs. Jennifer Morris has been teaching for 14 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction K-12. She worked in public schools for five years then the Lord directed her to private schools. Jennifer enjoys reading, softball, high heel shoes, and spending time with her husband and two sons.  She is excited to see what the Lord has in store for PCA, resting in the fact that “He shall never leave nor forsake us.”

Email address: jmorris@providenceasheville.com


Cherish Hensley – 5th & 6th Grades
Mrs. Cherish Hensley has been with the school since she graduated from Mars Hill in 2008. She enjoys teaching and being with students of all ages. Cherish loves spending time with her husband and daughters and they all love spending time with their church family. Cherish’s hobbies include reading, crocheting, cooking, exploring Pinterest and spending time with friends. She is looking forward to what God has in store for PCA and her family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Email Address:  chensley@providenceasheville.com