Take one retired and energetic husband-wife team, a group of parents with a vision and a desire, and a welcoming church whose campus was a public school campus and you have the ingredients of Mountain Area Christian Academy in Morganton, GA.
The school opened its doors in August 2000, but not without a year of prayer and preparation. Howell Teasley, a former Lockheed director, and his wife, Jane, a former high school teacher, retired to north Georgia and became active members of Morganton Baptist Church. An unexpected clause was discovered in a deed for the abandoned Morganton Elementary public school property that made the church the new owner of the neglected, three-building campus. The Teasleys, along with a group of parents who were then driving to a Christian school some distance from their homes, asked the church if the school could use the renovated church as a Christian school. Following an affirmative vote of the church and a meeting with the regional representative of the Association of Christian Schools International, the church voted to allow a Christian school to be housed in the church-owned facilities. Howell Teasley was appointed administrator with his wife as co-administrator. The first chairman of the board was the Rev. George O'Brian, Chris Scoggins was elected vice chairman, and Teri Bledsoe was voted secretary and her husband, Chris, treasurer.
The response to the creation of Mountain Area Christian Academy was so enthusiastic that the school opened its doors with an enrollment of 40 students and seven teachers.
Our mission at Mountain Area Christian Academy is to glorify God by providing an educational program that is Christ–centered, Biblically based, academically excellent, and focused on equipping and encouraging our students to obediently fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
We believe the Bible is the standard of all truth and knowledge and therefore, are committed to teaching all subjects with God's Word as the focal point. We believe it is our God given responsibility to teach our students traditional education fundamentals and life skills that will prepare our graduates to develop goals, make decisions, and live a life that is centered on Christ and glorifying to God.
We believe that parents are the ultimate authority over their children and therefore, they are accountable to God for the child' spiritual and moral welfare.
Mountain Area Christian Academy acknowledges the trust placed in us by our parents, and holds in high regard the authority of the home and church to teach those distinctive doctrines held in esteem by a family's own local church and denomination.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. (“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” - 2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” - Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the deity of our Lord, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (“Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11; also see John 10:33; Matt. 1:23; Heb. 4:15; John 2:11; I Cor. 15:3; John 11:25; Mark 16:19)
We believe that salvation can be neither deserved nor earned, but is the free gift of God given to those who accept it by faith. (“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” - Eph. 2:8-10; also see John 3:16; John 5:24; Rom. 5:8-9; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. “ - John 5:28-29)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. “ - Eph. 4:4-6)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by indwelling the Christian, enabling Him to live a Godly life. (“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” - Romans 8:29)
Plan of Salvation
The Bible teaches that the foundation to finding one’s true purpose and meaning in life is found in a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Beginning that relationship is an act of faith, believing what the Bible says about God, us, and Jesus Christ. Our Statement of Faith is based on fundamental truths we learn from the Bible about that relationship.