About Us


Tennessee Avenue Christian Academy was established in August of 1994 as a ministry of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church.  This ministry began with programs for students in preschool and kindergarten.  By 2002, God blessed and grew TACA until it had a total of 86 students enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade with a day care program expanded to include infants of six weeks up through four year-old preschool students.

In August of 2007, TACA was proud to offer its first classes for students up through ninth grade, and graduated its first class of seniors in the Spring of 2011.  Today, TACA has grown to include K4 preschool through twelfth grades, with approximately 155 students school-wide.  God has truly blessed TACA and allowed it to be a tool used to minister to students and families throughout the community.

Statement of Doctrine

The foundation of Tennessee Avenue Christian Academy is the infallible Word of God, found in both the Old and New Testaments.  TACA holds to the sovereignty of God, revealed in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  We submit unconditionally to the authority of the Holy Scriptures; thereby, we recognize Scripture to the highest and final standard for Christian education and for all matters of life.  On this basis, we subscribe to the following articles of faith:

  • We believe in the plenary, verbal, inerrant inspiration of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • We believe the Creation of man was by the direct act of God. (Genesis 2:17)
  • We believe that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. (Romans 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord the third day, according to the Scriptures. (Matthew 28:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 20)
  • We believe that He, only, is the great High Priest and we need not the intercessions of any man, but that Christ forever lives to make intercession for us. (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:24-26)
  • We believe in the pretribulation, before the seven-year tribulation period begins on earth, pre-millennial, before the 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth, and the return of our Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  • We believe that man is saved by the grace of God and kept by the power of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
  • We believe that every truly born again soul should declare his faith by the act of baptism. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-42; Acts 8:36-39)
  • We believe that God has commanded that no intimate activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex (Genesis 2:24, 19:5, 13; 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 14:4).
  • We believe God created male and female, and that marriage is between a man and a woman only in a Biblical and spiritual state of marriage.
      • We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position before God but that God has ordained distinct and separate functions for men and women in the home and the church. Because God created men and women different physically and for different roles, we consider transgenderism to be in opposition to God’s design (Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:18-19, Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:18-25).
      • We do not honor the state approved partnership of homosexual, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender marriage.
      • Because of our religious freedom and belief of the Holy Scripture, anyone living in a non-Biblical standard as defined by TABC will not be eligible for employment. This includes homosexual, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender marriages as well as a man and a woman cohabitating together in an unbiblical fashion.

Vision & Philosophy of Education

At Tennessee Avenue Christian Academy, we believe that all students are unique individuals who need a secure and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.  It is the goal of TACA faculty and staff members to help students meet their fullest potential by providing a learning environment that adheres to this premise while fostering a love and respect for themselves, others, our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the Word of God.

TACA has the vision, and responsibility to participate in a child’s total educational experience whose primary focus is a Christ-centered approach to learning through a Biblically-integrated curriculum and an endeavor toward academic excellence, to be enriched by athletics, fine arts, technology, service to others, including community outreach ministry opportunities, and most importantly, growing in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. These are the guiding foundations of the educational experience at TACA.  The result is to prepare a young person to assume their role in the body of Christ, the church, and society. 

Portrait of a Graduate
Core Values & Expectations

The Lord has provided the ministry of Tennessee Avenue Christian Academy along with the opportunity for Christian education.  As we carry out our mission, we seek to uphold these foundational values:

 Honor God in All We Do   It is our desire to serve and honor Christ in all that we do, no matter the size of the task given to us.  Along with this privilege, comes the responsibility to prayerfully seek his wisdom, spread his love, and give him the glory for the results.  1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:23

 Integrity   We take pride in everything that is fair, honest, and knowledgeable and strive to build trust in every situation, but especially when working with each other, students, parents, families, and the community so that through our ministry we may bring them to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.   Philippians 4:8

 Teamwork   It is our desire to cooperate and work in harmony with one another for the common good of the school, students, and families we serve.  This is our responsibility and is essential to achieving the mission of the school and to successfully minister to students and families in the name of Jesus Christ.   Romans 8:28;                   1 Corinthians 3:8

 Accountability   As a faculty, we strive to complete and satisfy all commitments and assignments with excellence and take personal responsibility to be held accountable for our employment obligations, words, and actions, on and off the TACA campus, that they may be that of excellent moral testimony.    Hebrews 13:1; Matthew 18

 Love    We strive to show the love and the joy of the Lord while serving Him.  It is important to keep things in perspective and to trust God and His timing.  We want to be aware of things that steal our joy, and learn to cultivate a loving, joyful spirit.  We want our school to be a fun place to learn and work, a place where we enjoy each other’s company, and make a difference in the lives of each other and the students we teach. We desire to develop the type of successful and loving relationships that bond our faculty and students in the love and joy of Jesus Christ.    1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Luke 10:27