Our History

A Brief History of Lenoir City Christian Academy

First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, TN was founded in the year 1894The 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. 


Introducing people to Jesus Christ our Savior and helping them to overcome mistakes and failures in order to improve and to grow every day


Caring for the needs of others and demonstrating respect because all people are created in the image of God


Making the best use of strengths, talents, gifts, and fiscal resources whether as a teacher or as a student

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Lenoir City Christian Academy is to partner with parents in the discipleship journey of their children, engaging them in the Bible, establishing a Christian worldview, and equipping students to be life-long learners.

Our Vision

To provide students with Biblical training in the context of academic excellence.

To provide a loving and nurturing environment where children are able to strive.

Educational Philosophy

Lenoir City Christian Academy exists to provide biblically centered and academically appropriate curriculum and instruction with the intention of equipping children to grow “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). The curriculum, personnel, facilities, and daily operations are all determined with this goal in mind. Lenoir City Christian Academy exists to partner with parents in determining the best course in life for each child and cannot replace the responsibility of parents to raise children in the home where the love of God is taught and experienced.

Lenoir City Christian Academy addresses educational practices from a Christian perspective by allowing each student the opportunity to begin to understand themselves and the world from a biblical worldview. This process happens through a variety of academic and developmentally appropriate strategies which include both formal instruction and informal interaction. Formal instruction will include activities such as chapel, classroom academic instruction, and discovery centers. Classroom instruction is driven by the concept of biblical integration meaning that the truths of the Bible are woven throughout all teaching in order that children may see all truth is God’s truth. Informal interaction is concerned with the day to day interaction between students and the teacher and peer to peer relationships. Personnel that demonstrate a Christian lifestyle and students that strive to follow an appropriate code of conduct are essential to the success of this part of education. Lenoir City Christian Academy intends to educate and care for the whole child and includes meeting the needs of each child spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.

Lenoir City Christian Academy

On the First Baptist Church Campus

2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772