The birth of MCA originated in a booth at the Food Basket restaurant in Albertville when three men associated with Brashers Chapel Church sat down for lunch. Attending the meeting that day were former pastors of Brashers Chapel Michael Hollingsworth and Bobby Bentley, and Wade Morrow, Chairman of the Deacons. It was determined by these men that not only could a fully accredited Kindergarten through twelfth-grade school exist in Marshall County, but it should exist.
Throughout the history of the church, there had been a strong desire to one day sponsor a Christian school. The idea was not new, but the timing was right. After diligent prayer and discussion with the leaders of the church, the idea was presented to the body of the church, and approval was made to begin what is now known as Marshall Christian Academy.
Michael Hollingsworth was elected as an associate pastor in charge of the project. After the initial school board was selected, work was begun on setting the standards of excellence now enjoyed by nearly 200 students today. The drive for excellence determined the faculty would obtain ACSI certification, a challenging curriculum would be selected, accreditation would be achieved, and above all, Christ would be exalted in the classroom. All of these things have come to pass by God's grace and provision.
17 years after its founding, Marshall Christian Academy continues its legacy of providing excellent Christian academics, athletics, and fine arts. Our school has produced over 100 graduates with a combined college scholarship total of over 1 million dollars. Our focus will always be on changing the lives of our students by fostering an environment that allows them to form and strengthen their relationship with God.