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Our History

Tabernacle Baptist Church under the ministry of Dr. Otis Holmes founded Wilson Christian Academy, Inc. in 1961. Wilson Christian Academy (hereafter known as WCA) began with a single five-year-old kindergarten class. Classes were held in the facilities of Tabernacle Baptist Church on Tarboro Street in Wilson.


In its over 60 year history, the evidence of God’s work is evident in spiritual advancement, steady enrollment, and financial strength. From the beginning of WCA, there was continual growth until 2000 when the enrollment began a slight annual decline. This trend has changed with an increase in enrollment which is now just over 600 in day care through grade twelve. The school owns a 57-acre campus located in the prime growth area of Wilson. The new campus was purchased and first used during the 1970-71 school year and the first senior class graduated in 1972. The facility consists of five buildings: Childcare, Kindergarten/Elementary, Middle/Senior High, Gymnasium and a Fine Arts Center which was added in 2009. Due to continued growth, the Fine Arts Center was expanded in 2013, and now provides an auditorium, band room, cafeteria with a full-service kitchen, library, and computer lab.


We retain membership in the North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA) as well as the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). Our Board of Directors is composed of deacon-qualified members of Tabernacle Baptist Church.


The school’s purpose is to aid Christian parents in fulfilling the scriptural command to train up a child in the way he should go. (Proverbs 22:6) While education cannot save the child, we are admonished to bring up the child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.


The Purposes of WCA are the following:

  • To provide a high quality academic education in a Christian environment

  • To warn students of evil influences

  • To develop self-discipline and character

  • To build Christian values and principles

  • To teach the Bible with understanding for each student

  • To develop the God-given talents and abilities for later service to the Lord

  • To bring each student to a personal faith and acceptance of the Lord Christ

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