Chapel has a new look! This year we are moving to more specialized Chapels that we have tagged as App sessions. Almost every week, we will be having three Chapels simultaneously: a main session at TRBC, an App session in Pate Chapel, and another App session in the choir room. The App sessions will allow us to have more intimate Chapel settings with our students which will foster deeper understanding and application of the Word of God! Parents, feel free to join us at any time in any location.
P.J. is married to Pamela L. Preston and is the father of two children K’saan and Kaadia. He is a 1989 graduate of Martinsville High School in Martinsville, VA and a 1994 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where he was a three-year starter as an outside linebacker for the Hokie football team. After college, he had a brief stint in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers.
P.J. also has a background in education and administration. He has worked for several school systems as a Health/P.E. Teacher and Assistant Principal. PJ received a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Longwood University in May of 2004 and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. In December of 1999, P.J. preached his first sermon at the Crystal Hill Baptist Church in Halifax, VA where he served as the Youth Pastor for nearly 10 years. P.J. served as the Student Pastor at C3 Church in Clayton, NC for a year and then as the Interim Pastor of The ROC (Richmond Outreach Center) for nearly a year in 2013. For the past few years, P.J. has been the full-time Campus Pastor at Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, VA where he leads and speaks to students of all ages from the LCA Early Learning Center through high school.
In January of 2016, P.J. along with a team of people planted The Hope Company Church at the Regal Cinemas in Lynchburg, VA.
Senior Chapel, May 2, 2019
David Nasser, April 18, 2019
Parent Chapel, April 4, 2019
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY DESIRES ITS STUDENTS TO LIVE OUT:
James 1: 22 – “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
James 2: 17 – “In the same way faith if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.”
For this reason, Liberty Christian Academy has a Christian service requirement in order to graduate or be promoted to the next grade level. This policy began the 2011-2012 school year.
Because the Academy’s primary mission is to provide opportunities for students to realize their God given potential, LCA believes this Christian service is defined as “acts of service within the student’s local community without pay or compensation.” Christian service will allow them to experience the joy of the Lord through meeting the needs of others.
- LCA requires students in grades 9-12 to perform a minimum of 20 Christian service hours per year.
- Students who fail to turn in their Christian service hours by the second Friday in May will note receive their transcripts until they have successfully completed their hours.
- Students completing Christian Service hours during the summer for the previous school year will not be awarded more than 20 hours
Each class will participate in a minimum of one grade level Christian service project. The division principal along with the middle school teachers will support this effort (Examples include: book drive, food drive, clothing drive, singing at local nursing home, adopt a troop program, Teddy Bear Collection for needy children, etc).
The elementary school will participate in a minimum of one school level Christian service project. The division principal along with the elementary school teachers will support this effort (Examples include: book drive, food drive, clothing drive, singing at local nursing home, adopt a troop program, Teddy Bear Collection for needy children, etc).
The students’ current Bible teacher will act as the pre-approving authority for all community service projects. The community service projects posted on the LCA Christian Service website do not need pre-approval from the Bible teachers.
Once the student has performed the community service, the student will have his/her supervisor fill out the Christian service evaluation form. This form is to be turned into the Bible teacher. Once turned in, the Bible teacher will post the hours on edline. You will then see the number of completed hours posted next to CSER.
Christian service may be conducted in the summer. However, students may not get ahead in their Christian service. The student may perform as much Christian service as they desire, but the student will only get credit for up to 25 hours per year. The Christian service evaluation form must be turned into the Bible teacher by the end of the second full week of school in order for the summer hours to be counted.
The LCA student may serve in as many projects as possible to attain the 20 hours.
The LCA High School Principal, with direction from the Superintendent, has the authority to grant exceptions to this policy.
Get started on tracking your Christian Service (CSER) hours with the Mobile Serve Guide.
- Students cannot perform the Christian service in their own family owned business (business owned by a parent or relative).
- Students may work for their local church in some capacity to fulfill this requirement (nursery, praise band, etc). However, hours in rehearsal do not count towards this requirement.
- The Virginia Christmas Spectacular performance (not rehearsal) hours count towards the Christian service requirement.
- 80 hours of Christian service required for graduation (20 hours per year)
- 100 hours required for silver cord at graduation.
Students that earn 100 hours or more of Christian service during their four years at LCA will be recognized and given silver cords to wear at graduation to represent this accomplishment. The community service will be annotated on the student’s transcript and is a graduation requirement.
Students who transfer to LCA will be given their Christian service requirement based on when they arrive by their Bible teacher. Students who stay at LCA for a fifth year will have an additional yearly Christian service requirement. A fifth year senior must have 120 hours to graduate and 150 hours to receive a silver cord at graduation.