Heritage Christian Academy has been used of God to train hundreds of boys and girls in Jackson County and the surrounding area since 1975. It began as a burden of several parents and Pastor Ken Derrington, the pastor of Second Baptist Church at that time, to provide a quality Christian education for children of all ages.

Our goal is to educate boys and girls using a Christ centered curriculum, and then lead them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Over the years many ideas, ways of life, moral standards, and dedication to God have changed, and not in a positive way.  All of these changes can be linked to the same three "things in the world" that have existed since the Garden of Eden.  When Satan tempted Eve it was with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. (I John 2:16,17)

HCA is a biblically centered learning institution that seeks to teach young people the importance of "God first" along with academics.  Putting God first enables a person to face whatever life has to offer, judging it against the principles of the Word of God, then prayerfully facing whatever the challenge is.  Realizing that the "things in the world" will always be there, a person equipped with the knowledge of God is more prepared to face them.

 As stated before, academics are important and needed.  However, we believe that the Word of God teaches us the soul of each student, each person,  is more important than anything else.  Jesus said in Matthew chapter 16 verse 26, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

As a Christian school, as Christian leaders, and as a child of God, we have an obligation to teach and preach what Jesus said was the priority in life: "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."  

If you are seeking a school that cares for your child's soul, that seeks to honor God by teaching your child the ways of the Word of God, and insures your child receives a great education, then HCA is the place for you.  Pray about it, and if God leads, we hope to see you in August,  at the beginning of the new school year.