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About Lakeway Christian Academy

God has granted us a great vision at Lakeway Christian Academy (LCA) to provide an exceptional Christ-centered education to families living in the Lakeway community that is not only affordable, but also treasures the word of God above all.
We partner with families in helping their middle and high schoolers excel spiritually, academically, socially, athletically, and mentally. Building a strong educational foundation with a unique learning experience for our children is a priority at LCA.
At LCA, we’re committed to academic excellence, superior athletics, and fostering environments for unbridled student creativity in music and the arts. We’re thankful to be part of the East Tennessee community and dedicated to educating your child in a Christ-centered environment of excellence unlike anywhere else.
Two students reading the Bible


Partnering with families to provide a Christ-centered and academically challenging education, equipping students with a biblical worldview and a heart for Christ, that they may grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and man.


To prepare our graduates both spiritually and academically to become leaders who influence the world for Christ.

Care Values

At the center of Lakeway Christian Schools (LCS) is Jesus. We place our trust, hope, and faith in Him and are dedicated to pursuing excellence in teaching, leading, and growing a generation of Christ followers in truth. The following CARE values are the heartbeat of LCS. LCS, including Cornerstone Christian Academy, Lakeway Christian Academy, and Tri-Cities Christian Academy, hold to the following values:

We will be Christ-centered in all that we are and in all that we do. We seek to create Christian environments where students can be introduced to the supremacy of Christ in all
matters. We will seek to establish all aspects of life and learning on the Word of God, leading to a firm commitment to Christ and His Kingdom. Our faculty and staff will seek to integrate Christian faith in all learning and doing, based on the supposition that all truth is God's truth with no contradiction between Holy Scripture and that which is revealed through creation.
& Affordable
Being Christ-centered, we follow Jesus's example of making Himself available to all that would come to Him. He did not set Himself aside for the most privileged or the most affluent, but rather was welcoming to all that wanted to hear. Therefore our goal is to provide an opportunity for Christian education to as many students and families as possible.
Our desire is for each student to know Christ personally by faith. Additionally hearing His command to love one another. we seek to create a culture focused on godly relationships where both our faculty and students visibly demonstrate their love and value for one another. Finally, we will commit to being a witness of Christ's love to the world in all of our words and actions.
We believe that we are called to equip and develop students to possess a biblical worldview and a heart for Christ that they may grow in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man. Therefore, we believe that a commitment to excellence must motivate all that we do. This comes from a desire to do all things for God's glory. Thus, we dedicate ourselves to excellence in every area of our school system. It is our desire that each student develop a lifelong love of learning, impacting our world for the cause of Christ.
The future is very bright for all four Lakeway Christian Schools, but in order to truly appreciate all that God is doing, we need to take a look at how it all began...

Tri-Cities Christian Academy is the most recent addition to Lakeway Christian Schools with its addition to the school system in 2020. Cornerstone Christian Academy was originally established in 2006. Lakeway Christian Academy was established in 2018.
June 23, 2017
Cornerstone Academy cut the ribbon during a ceremony held by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the completion of the school’s $11 million expansion.

The addition completed in 2017, included 16 new classrooms, a music and art suite, a library, a cafeteria and gymnasium with a pass-through staging area for hosting performances and speakers, office spaces, an updated foyer and secure entrance and a meeting room designed to host chapel gatherings.
Tri-Cities History
Tri-Cities Christian Academy opened its doors in 2020. TCA was established to offer an affordable, Christian education in the Tri-Cities area, and moved into the building of a former school that had recently closed.

A 75-acre property was purchased near the Tri-Cities Crossing exit and is where the future home of TCA is currently being constructed. This site will house the over 240,000 sq ft academic building, football stadium and athletic facilities for tennis, soccer, track, baseball and softball. Two gymnasiums, weight rooms, indoor turf practice field and 800-seat performing arts auditorium will all be a part of the beautiful new campus.

TCA quickly grew from 120 students in 2020 to over 360 in just two years. The Lord offered an opportunity to expand even further when a church campus became available for purchase. A quick renovation was able to be done and TCA's PreK-2nd grades moved into the new facility to start the 2022 school year as the latest addition to the LCS family when Boones Creek Christian Academy was established.

Lakeway Christian Schools (LCS) consists of Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) in Morristown, Lakeway Christian Academy (LCA) in White Pine, Tri-Cities Christian Academy (TCA) in Blountville and Boone Creek Christian Academy (BCCA) in Johnson City and serves over 1400 students in the system.

Statement of Faith

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord.  Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin, Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From Heaven He shall come to earth again to judge the living and the dead.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy Christian church, the communion of all true saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the gift of everlasting life.

-The Apostles' Creed

On God
On Jesus Christ
On the Holy Spirit
On the Holy Scriptures
On Salvation
On the Resurrection
On the Church
On Man


Lakeway Christian Schools hold a K-12 accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia (formerly AdvancEd).

Cognia is the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students. Cognia serves as a trusted partner to more than 32,000 schools and school systems.

Decision Day 2023

You are invited to our LCA Class of 2023 Decision Day Festivities!

Parents and their student are invited to join us in The Commons on Tuesday, May 2, 2023| 8:30AM for breakfast. This will be a time to fellowship and to celebrate the great things your student has accomplished and will accomplish with their future endeavors. Each senior student is allowed two parents or guardians at the Decision Day Breakfast. ~Registration Required for Decision Day Breakfast~

Additional guests are invited to join us for our Decision Day Chapel at 10:00 AM in the Lakeway Performing Arts Center, where our Class of 2023 students will be announcing their plans after high school. ~No Registration Needed if only attending Decision Day Chapel~

We look forward to celebrating with you!

2023 Spring Gala

The Spring Gala will be an evening to remember as we look at where Lakeway Christian Schools has been and where it is going in the future. You will have an opportunity to bid on exclusive items at the Silent Auction, have a premiere quality dinner prepared by Lakeway Culinary Arts Chef and Team, and hear from the leaders who are working pursuing God's plan to make Christian education available to students across East Tennessee.

Doors open: 5:30PM
Event Start: 6:30PM
Attire: Semi-Formal Preferred

All proceeds benefit The Lakeway Annual Fund. This year's funds will be focused on attracting and retaining high quality faculty and providing the latest technology and resources.

Lakeway Christian Academy
3720 Roy Messer Highway
White Pine, TN 37890

LCA Open House 4-4-23

Click here to visit Lakeway Christian Academy on April 4, 2023 from 6PM - 8PM and learn more about the Lakeway difference. Open Houses consist of a tour of the campus as well as meetings with different faculty, staff, and administrators.

This event will be focused on 9th - 12thgrade students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

For more information, please email lca-admissions@lcstn.org.

LCA Admissions App Open Now

23-24 Admissions Application Open Now!

The admissions application for the 2023-2024 academic year is open now! CLICK HERE to apply now.


4801 S Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
Phone: (423) 307-1189


Sara Donnelly
Cafeteria Team
Jeramy Ezell
Assistant Principal, LCA
David McVicker
Principal, LCA
Spencer Morris
Director of Communications
Abigail Winstead
Admissions Coordinator & Events Director


Angeline Banks
Teacher, Biology
Amber Barrett
Teacher, Spanish
Kevin Barrows
Teacher, History
Dennis Beaman
Teacher, HS Latin
Jonathan Bewley
Teacher, Bible
Hannah Brooks
Teacher, English
Kendall Bryant
Teacher, Science
Rhett Butler
Teacher, Band
Brittney Butler
Teacher, Band
Melissa Carpenter
EQUIP Program Coordinator
Mikaela Carroll
Teacher, Math
Sarah Chambers
Teacher, HS Spanish
Amber Cook
Teacher, MS Math
Chadwick Cox
Teacher, History
Lee Allen Dalton
Choral Director; Teacher, Bible
Keith DeLisle
Teacher, Math
Patrice Dooley
Teacher, English
Eli Duncan
Teacher, HS Math
Greg Evans
Sambra Frangella
Teacher, MS English; Librarian
Cheryl Goodall
Pamela Goss
Teacher, Math
Cory Hammett
Teacher, Bible
Jonathan Harkness
Teacher, Bible
Kasey Harkness
Teacher, Science
Jeffrey Hubbard
Teacher, Robotics
Kristy Humphrey
Teacher, English
Ian Irby
Teacher, History
Rachel Kimmel
Teacher, HS History
Jacqueline Losego
Teacher, HS English
Jay Lowery
Teacher, Math
Savannah Mansour
Teacher, English
Joseph Marshall
Teacher, Bible
Chris Morelock
Teacher, Theatre
Stacey Morgan
Teacher, History
Morghan Morris
Teacher, Science
Courtney Naill
Daniel Newgent
Teacher, AV Production
Madelyn Ochs
Teacher, Culinary Arts
Melinda Ooten
Teacher, Art
Jacob Rogers
Teacher, Science
Katie Simons
Teacher, HS Graphic Design
Emily Terrell
Teacher, Science; Track & Field Coach
Avery Tuggle
Teacher, History
Chase Tuggle
Teacher, Bible
Dustin Whitt
Director of Sport Performance

Support Staff

Lauren Blaylock
Assistant Director of Christian Life, LCA
Jerry Branch
Football Coach
Linnie Brown
International Student Coordinator
David Carpenter
Football Coach
Brandon Compton
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Brett Compton
Football Coach
Mercedes Cotner
Cafeteria Team
Bobbie Croxdale
Facilities Team
David Dollar
Dean of Students
Zach Eubanks
Cory Felts
Volleyball Coach
Armando Fontes
Security Officer
Terri Glasscock
Cafeteria Worker
Erin Gonzalez
Band, Color Guard
Crystal Hurd
Cafeteria Team
Erin Iverson
Lunch Assistant
Gwen Ledford
Guidance Counselor, Student Services
Shannon Lewis
Women's Basketball Coach
Michael Lynch
Michelle Minor
School Counselor
Lindsay Moore
Dean of Female Students; Kingswood Liaison
Keith Oakley
Football Coach
Tammy Reece
Cafeteria Team
Beth Talley
Admin Assistant, LCA
Lindi Thomas
April Turkett
Receptionist & Registrar, LCA
Lauren Wilson
Front Office Receptionist
Mick Wilson
DOD Skillbridge Program Intern

Systemwide Leadership

Dr. Robert Brown
Executive Director, LCS
Nicole Buchanan
Director of Finance, LCS
Dr. Kevin Cline
Head of Schools, CCA & LCA
Kristine Cotton
Director of Human Resources, LCS
KC Curberson-Alvarado
Director of CTE, LCS
Sarah Ezell
Director of Nutrition Services, LCS
David Fox
Director of Information Technology, LCS
Chuck Hargis
Director of Facilities, CCA & LCA
Brett Moore
Director of Christian Life, LCS
Curtis Staples
Director of Advancement, LCS
Alani Staples
Director of Student Services, LCS
Britt Stone
Head of School, TCA & BCCA
Tyler Vineyard
Chief Financial Officer, LCS
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Statement of Faith
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