In the early 1980s, Whitesburg Baptist Church voted to include the establishment of a Christian school in its long-range planning; the vision for Whitesburg Christian Academy had begun. However, it was not until 1997 that a task force was appointed to develop a strategic plan for starting the school. The Academy opened in 1999 with one first grade class of 15 students and one teacher. Today the Academy has 23 classes, 376 students, and 59 faculty and staff. The School began as a dream of pastor Dr. Jimmy Jackson, who was at Whitesburg Baptist Church from 1978 to 2018. The school grew out of that dream to a school of over 500 students from 275 Academy families currently attending and many other alumni.
The school has seen dramatic and steady growth as each grade has been added. The Academy filled the facilities shared with Whitesburg Baptist Church. To experience continued growth, a capital building campaign to raise money for a new building became evident. In January of 2013, Whitesburg Baptist Church voted for the Academy to begin the design and planning stage for the first phase of a new school on the south campus. A building committee was elected by the church to oversee the design phase. A new upper school facility was completed and grades 5-12 moved into the campus in December of 2013.
Over the following year, four modular buildings were added to the campus providing a dining hall and classroom space for the entire grammar school. All children are now on the same campus. The extra space provides for homerooms for PreK-4th grades, extracurricular classes and room to grow for the next several years.
Regardless of physical growth, our purpose will remain the same.