SmallLionLogoOur Staff


Pastors William and Donna Holland

Pastor Deetz with wife, Beverly


Ms. Linda Moody

Mrs. Laura Newman

Mr. Larry Woodrum

Mr. Larry Woodrum

Mrs. Pam Faulk with husband, Bobby

Ms. Brenda Arnold with daughter, Jasmine


Mrs. Shirley Arnold

Ms. Cathy Neels

Mrs. Danielle Bungubung and husband, Brian

Mrs. Beverly Deetz

Jim Johnson

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 has taught 12 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 upper middle and high school class  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 and High School math teacher 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. Ms. Moody is also teaching 7-8 grade English.
 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 seven 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. She holds a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education as well as extensive experience in elementary education. 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.
Pastor Deetz teaches High School English.
Mrs. Danielle Bungubung is a newlywed. She married Brian in August of 2017. Mrs. “B” is like part of the family for Pastor and Mrs. Deetz. When they first met, she was a child. She babysat often for the Deetz’s. Then she went off to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. When she returned to Jacksonville, she studied for her VPK Director’s license. When Pastor Deetz realized he was very close to having VPK at New Beginnings, he called Danielle, and was thrilled when she accepted his offer to come. She is presently using her credentials in the classroom with Mrs. Deetz until we have final approval for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten.
Mr. Jim Johnson joins the NBCA staff in the 2018/2019 school term. He is married with adult children and is a member of New Beginnings Christian Center, the church which is the governing agency of NBCA. Jim is a graduate of San Diego State University and has taught in Clay and Duval counties. He will oversee the high school homeroom and teach history, science, Bible, as well as electives. He will also coach basketball and baseball if there is enough interest.
Ms. Brenda Arnold, Mrs. Deetz’s sister, volunteered to come lead drama for the 2015 Christmas musical. She loved it so much that she returned for the 2016 Christmas musical, and asked her bosses at Baptist to work with her so she could continue volunteering to teach drama after Christmas. This year, Ms. Arnold plans to add a  puppetry class for high school students so they can do skits for the elementary chapel services.
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.
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New Beginnings Christian Center & Academy
7020 Ramona Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32205