Head of School

Meet Dr. Chris Holmes

I was raised on a farm in Tennessee by faithful, Christian parents. At an early age, by God’s grace, I repented of my sins and placed saving faith in Jesus Christ. My parents enrolled me in a private, Christian school at the age of nine, and I eventually graduated from that institution. During my college years, my convictions were challenged, and I was forced to search the Scriptures in order to grasp more fully the foundations of my beliefs. Though difficult, this was a particularly beneficial experience for me.

Over the next few years, I met and married my wife, Beth, worked as an analytical chemist at an environmental testing laboratory in Nashville, and served my home congregation in various leadership roles. Sensing God’s call to full-time Christian ministry, we moved to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary in 1999. During our time there I earned three degrees (master of divinity, master of theology, and doctor of philosophy) and learned to love teaching the Scriptures. In 2007, we moved to Owensboro, and I had the privilege of serving on the pastoral staff of Yellow Creek Baptist Church for thirteen years.

In early 2020, I was asked to consider serving as the Head of School for Grace Christian Academy. Following a season of prayer and counsel, I accepted the role. I can testify that God has shown Himself utterly faithful each step of the way!

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