A Word from the Pastor

Pastor Rod L. Bell, Jr. Administrator

As a ministry of Maranatha Baptist Church, Maranatha Christian Academy is dedicated to partnering with Christian parents in fulfilling their God-given responsibility of training their children by providing a godly atmosphere that equips students to grow both academically and spiritually in order to serve God effectively in their home, church, and community.  Maranatha’s ministry theme is “Loving God, Loving People, NO LIMITS.”  When we have our love for God and people in order, there will be no limits to what can be accomplished for Christ.

It is our joy to partner with believers who long to do God’s work God’s way. Whether in the classroom during the week or in church on Sunday our aim is to grow and equip families for the work of the ministry. We are always in school, even on Sundays!  We exist to preach and teach the WORD.  Gather with us on the Lord’s Day for fellowship, worship and edification. Sunday night we have small Bible study groups that promote growth and community service.

If you already belong to a Bible-believing church, we will partner with your ministry to help build your family for God’s glory. It is our desire to see your child mature, physically, academically and most of all spiritually.

You are invited to come and see every aspect of our ministry.  If you are looking for a safe, controlled, disciplined, and loving Christian environment for your child, Maranatha is the place!  We are investing in and training “Christian Critical Thinkers” for tomorrow.

For more information about what God is doing through Maranatha Ministries, please call 770-536-6334.

“That the generation to come might know…”
Psalms 78:6


From the Principal’s Desk

Mrs. Dianne Gormley, M.Ed. Principal

The Apostle Paul reminds us in Colossians 2:3 that in Christ “are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  That foundational truth makes every fact important when it is rightly understood and rightly connected to Him!  It is our constant aim at Maranatha Christian Academy to connect everything we teach with the source of that knowledge – Christ.  We are pleased to be able to partner with parents whose shared goal is to help each student increasingly bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Through more than thirty years as a Christian school educator, it has been my privilege to observe the delight of students in those moments when they master a concept, discover a truth, and make meaningful connections between past and present knowledge – in other words, to watch their understanding grow!  But it has been my greatest joy during these years to open God’s word and teach “the unsearchable riches of Christ” to all of my students, endeavoring always to make eternal truths the priority of all education.  This is both the greatest privilege and responsibility of all true education; the wisest man who ever lived (King Solomon) said it best: “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7).

It is our commitment to every family that chooses Maranatha Christian Academy as their partner in education that while we constantly strive to create a culture of excellence in our academics we will also constantly strive to lead the mind and heart of every student to “take the yoke of Christ and learn of Him” (Matthew 11:29).  This is our guiding principle and our measure of success.  If this is your family’s focus as well, I invite you to become part of our family and, working together, help prepare the next generation for life and eternity.

I look forward to working with our parents and faculty to cultivate each student’s academic and spiritual growth during their years at MCA.  Together we can fulfill the exhortation of Scripture, “that the generation to come might know…”