2010-04-21 / Church News

“Educating for Eternity”

Faith Christian Academy breaks ground for new campus
By Tres Bragg

Pictured from left are: Burkehaven school board members Garry Morgan and James Gay; Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey; Faith Christian Academy (FCA) treasurer Sanford Corbitt; First National Bank President/CEO Jesse Palmer III; First National Bank vice president Jesse Palmer IV; FCA vice president Terry Nichols; FCA secretary Lara Nichols; general contractor for Sitec David McGhee and FCA students Logan Palacios and Avery Wiggins. Pictured from left are: Burkehaven school board members Garry Morgan and James Gay; Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey; Faith Christian Academy (FCA) treasurer Sanford Corbitt; First National Bank President/CEO Jesse Palmer III; First National Bank vice president Jesse Palmer IV; FCA vice president Terry Nichols; FCA secretary Lara Nichols; general contractor for Sitec David McGhee and FCA students Logan Palacios and Avery Wiggins. Students at Faith Christian Academy will have a new place to call home next school year.

This August, students will open the doors to its brand new facility on Highway 24 South. The new building will allow Faith Christian to triple its capacity to 225 students and faculty, accord- ing to school board president Joe Woods. “We hope this is the first of many buildings,” Woods said after the ground breaking ceremony Monday morning. “With the new building, we are able to combine all of our grades into one building. Our future goal is to offer high school classes to our students within the next few years and eventually build a gym.”

The 6,000-square foot facility will offer bigger classrooms and ample parking places for faculty and parents with plenty of room to expand. “Some of the parents have bought the fifty acres of land surrounding our new building,” Woods commented on the idea of future expansion. “All of them have said they would be willing to sell their property to us in the future if the need for expansion arises.”

Open house for Faith Christian is set for August 6 from 6-8 p.m. and registration for the new year has already begun. Anyone interested in enrollment may visit the school’s current location on Park Drive or visit their website at www.fcawaynesboro.com.

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