ABOUT US

 
 

Our History

Prior Lake Christian Academy (PLCA) has been a ministry of Prior Lake Baptist Church since the academy began in September 1978 (originally called Prior Lake Christian School). PLCA opened as an Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) school under the leadership of Pastor Arthur Coats who had a vision for Christian education in the South Metro area.

 

The school’s first student body began with thirty-two students, grades kindergarten through twelfth. Since PLCA’s doors opened, over thirty years ago, many capable and godly teachers have faithfully served in the academy. Its graduates have gone on for higher education and are occupying places of responsibility in Christian ministry as well as in the broader workforce.

 

In 2010, PLCA transitioned from a purely ACE curriculum to utilize a blend of teacher directed curricula. The academy continues to pursue excellence as it educates the next generation for a higher calling.

 

Our Mission

Prior Lake Christian Academy (PLCA) is a ministry of Prior Lake Baptist Church (PLBC); therefore, their unified mission is to glorify God by making disciples.

The purpose of Prior Lake Christian Academy is to provide a nurturing environment that inspires the hearts and minds of students to love Jesus Christ and to develop a lifelong love of learning. Our goal is to prepare each student for a life of biblically-grounded, God-glorifying service. PLCA is grounded on biblical truth, committed to the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and holds to a distinctively Baptistic doctrine.

 

Statement of Faith

We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that it has final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Word of God

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

The Trinity

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in the divine attributes.

 

God the Father

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

 

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

 

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the early chapters of Genesis are literal and accurate history, teaching that God created the world from nothing and rules all things at all times in all places.

 

Creation

We believe that all people are created by God in His image, for His pleasure and His glory. Therefore, they possess intrinsic dignity and worth.

 

Man

We believe that man is utterly helpless in his sinful state and that salvation is through Jesus alone. We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected to bear the condemnation of all people and that nothing prevents anyone's salvation except his rejection of Jesus Christ as his sin-bearer. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

MEET THE STAFF

 
  • Andy Rogers

    Principal

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  • Amy Callahan

    K4 Teacher

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  • Diane Stange

    K5 Teacher

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  • Renee Andrews

    1st-2nd Grade Teacher

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  • Laura McKinney

    3rd-4th Grade Teacher

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  • Colleen McQueary

    5th-6th Grade Teacher

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  • Allyson Lawrey

    7th-8th Grade Teacher

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  • Evan McKinney

    9th-12th Grade Teacher

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  • Tim Hill

    Math and Bible

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  • Tami Mould

    Spanish

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"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him."

 

—Psalm 28:7

5690 Credit River Rd SE

Prior Lake, MN 55372

(952) 447-7527

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