"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, TN was founded in the year 1894. The church has been a strong light for Christ in Lenoir City and Loudon County during her years of ministry. In 2001, the church called Dr. Cleo “Jack” Jackson III as senior pastor. Dr. Jackson encouraged the church to expand its influence through a variety of ministries, including Christian education.
In 2001, the Weekday ministry of First Baptist Church became a licensed program through the state of Tennessee. The Weekday ministry grew and included preschool, daycare, afterschool, and a summer camp for school age children. The Weekday Ministry maintained an excellent reputation within the community, and also achieved the highest rating (3 star) with state licensing.
In 2009, the Children’s Pastor, Dr. Chris Harding, and the Weekday Ministry Director, Sherry Le Sueur, asked the church to form a feasibility team in order to study the possibility of forming a Christian academy as a ministry of First Baptist Church Lenoir City.
After some time of research, review and prayer, the feasibility team made a recommendation to the deacon body to begin the academy with a kindergarten class with the intention of adding one grade per year. The motivation for beginning the academy was to provide distinctively Christian, academic education with smaller class sizes and more personalized instruction.
The inaugural class of Lenoir City Christian Academy began in the fall of 2010 with seven kindergartners and one teacher. The name was changed from First Baptist Weekday Ministry to Lenoir City Christian Academy in August 2010. Each year since its inception, the school has added one grade per year.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Lenoir City Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and admissions policies.
Lenoir City Christian Academy is accredited through ACSI, Association of Christian Schools International.
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