New Beginnings Christian Academy has a very dedicated group of teachers and administrators who make learning fun, worship inspiring, and help things run smoothly at the academy. We consider each one to be a special blessing from God.
NBCA’s chief executive officer is Pastor Bill Holland and our chief financial officer is his wife, Pastor Donna Holland. The Hollands are also senior pastors at New Beginnings Christian Center and have diligently led the church and school since 2007. Pastor Bill speaks in the Middle and High School Chapel each Friday as the students and staff come together on Friday mornings to sing and learn from God’s Word. The Hollands lead students by example.
Our Principal and Administrator is Pastor J.R. Deetz. He replaced Dr. Victoria Vick who retired during the 2015/16 school year. He has had extensive experience in the classroom and in school administration. Pastor Deetz has served 25 years as senior pastor throughout Florida, fourteen years in Church of the Nazarene, and ten years as Pastor of Sherwood Chapel, which meets on Saturdays on the New Beginnings Christian Center campus. He taught 10 years as High School English teacher in North Florida, and was pastor/administrator of Oak Hill Christian Academy.
We are so proud of our team of educated and experienced teachers. Each teacher has many years of experience in the classroom, each are certified, each love the Lord, and they love teaching children and teens. You won’t find a more dedicated staff anywhere.
Our high school class (grades 9-12) is led by Mrs. Laura Newman. Laura is an energetic and innovative teacher who has taught high school for fifteen years and enjoys helping her students learn scholastically and socially. She worked alongside Pastor Deetz and Beverly for many years at another Christian school in Jacksonville.
Ms. Linda Moody is our middle school teacher (grades 6-8) and is the perfect fit for these energetic young people. Extensive years in the classroom, as well as mother to eight, Ms. Moody combines teaching with mother skills and it is an awesome combination.
Mrs. Pam Faulk is one of our elementary teachers (teaching grades 3-5) and she is a spirit-filled prayer warrior as well as a wonderful teacher. She has taught at NBCA for six years and is one of the most-loved teachers we have.
Ms. Cathy Neels leads our youngest group (k-2) with much enthusiasm and imagination. She taught for many years in Baltimore before moving to Florida. Her class is always sharing something new that they have learned with the staff and other students.
Mrs. Beverly Deetz, wife of Pastor Deetz, has taught school for many years, working especially with special needs children. She teaches Independent Learning (grades 6-12). Her children think she is the best teacher ever. Her abilities in teaching children who learn differently are amazing.
In our administrative office, Mrs. Shirley Arnold serves as our school office secretary. Shirley joined our team in April 2016 and brings many years of education support experience to NBCA. She loves working with the staff and students.
Two years ago, Mr. Larry Woodrum joined our staff as facility manager. Mr. Woodrum volunteered for years while his stepson, Tony McKay was a student at NBCA. Tony graduated in 2014 as valedictorian of NBCA and we are very proud of him and his stepfather! Mr. Larry is much appreciated for continuing to help us keep NBCA in working order.
New Beginnings Christian Center & Academy
7020 Ramona Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32205