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ECA Faith

We believe and teach the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is the foundation for the education of our children. We believe and teach that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inherent Word of God.

ECA Academics

ECA offers a challenging Christian education for students in Kindergarten 4 through twelfth grade. Evangel Christian Academy is fully accredited and exists to be an extension of the Christian family in training and developing their Christian student(s) for life.

ECA Athletics

The ECA sports program consists of competitive varsity/junior varsity boys and girls basketball, football, girls volleyball, boys baseball, girls fast pitch softball, varsity track, and cheerleading. Studen

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Graduating Classes

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. The students worked hard and there are three classes at ECA that will be graduating. The K5 Class, 6th Grade Class, and our Senior Class. Congratulations to all three classes


2016 K5 Class
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2016 6th Grade Class
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2016 Senior Class
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Creative Writing Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the ECA Creative Writing contest. These students will represent Evangel Christian Academy in the upcoming AISA Creative Writing competition.

  • Grades 3- 5 - Eli Wilks(3rd)
  • Grades 6-8 - Chelsea Trimble(6th)
  • Grades 9-12 - Caleb Rigsby(11th)

Spelling Bee

The following students were our top spellers and competed in the Spelling Bee:

  • 4th Grade
    • Jada Bowens
    • Owen Perkins
    • Tillman Bethea
  • 5th Grade
    • Sarah Paterson
    • Ayssa Thornton
    • Madison Merriweather
  • 6th Grade
    • Chelsea Trimble
    • Julienne Pharrams
    • Sydney Watkins
  • 7th Grade
    • Arange Clemons
    • Jonathon Clemons
    • Coby Taylor
  • 8th Grade
    • Breli Barkum
    • Katie Cartee
    • Emily Stehl

The class winners are…

  • 4th Tillmon Bethea
  • 5th Madison Merriweather
  • 6th Chelsea Trimble
  • 7th Jon Michael Clemons
  • 8th Breyli Barkum — also ECA school Winner

All of the class winners will compete on January 19th at the AISA District Spelling Bee


Oratorical Winner

Congratulations to Joshua Fondren, ECA senior, who recently the AISA District V Oratorical Contest. Josh then represented ECA well at State, placing 3rd overall. We are very proud of him!


ECA and EFCA Students Meet at the School’s Flagpole to Pray

Recently the students from Evangel Christian Academy and Evangel Family Christian Academy joined together at the school’s flagpole to pray for their school, county, state, and country. The annual “See You at the Pole” event is celebrated each year by students all across the United States. All of the classes from the school and several homeschool families were represented. During the student directed event, several students prayed and led praise and worship.

2015 ECA See you at the flag pole


ECA Students Begin AISA Reading Competition

Evangel Christian Academy’s students recently kicked off the annual AISA Reading Competition. Students have already started logging everything they read and will continue to do so until the end of March. There are two divisions within the competition, 3rd through -5th grades and 6th through 8th grades. The top student from each division will advance to compete with other AISA schools. Last year, Julienne Pharrams represented ECA and placed 2nd in the state of Alabama. She plans to read even more this year in order to defend her title.

2015 AISA Reading Winnder


ECA Celebrates Homecoming

The students at Evangel Christian Academy recently enjoyed celebrating homecoming. During Spirit Week, the students were allowed to dress up each day and participate in various activities. Some of the dress up days included tacky day, nerd day, spirit day, pink out day in respect for breast cancer awareness month, and character day. The 7th – 12th grade classes each decorated a car/float and invited the elementary classes to a school wide parade. Not to be outdone, the elementary classes each decorated a wagon and invited the high school to their parade. All the excitement of the week came to a climax on Friday night with the homecoming football game and court. The ECA Alumni were invited to a special reception and the football game. During halftime, the homecoming court was presented and the queen was crowned. Everyone had an exciting week!

2015 ECA Homecoming


ECA Students Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Evangel Christian Academy’s student body recently participated in “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” The faculty and students took part in “Pink Out Day” in which each person sported pink shirts and accessories. The school also hosted a balloon release. Students wrote names on tags which were attached to the pink balloons. The tags bore the names of people who are survivors and also those who lost the battle with this terrible disease.

2015 ECA Breast Cancer Awarness


2014-2015 School Year


ECA Graduation

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Graduating Classes

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. The students worked hard and there are three classes at ECA that will be graduating. The K5 Class, 6th Grade Class, and our Senior Class. Congratulations to all three classes


2015 K5 Class
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2015 6th Grade Class
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2015 Senior Class
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AISA Reading Competition Winner

ECA competes in the AISA Reading Competition each year. There are two divisions represented: Grades 3-5 and 6-8. Julienne Pharrams was recognized as the student who read the most pages for Division 1. She went on to compete with other AISA schools and was awarded Second Place in the state.
Congratulations, Julienne!


ECA Obtains Accreditation for 5 More Years!!!

ECA obtains accreditation from AdvancED, AISA, ACTS and NCPSA. These accreditations are good for 5 years! The review team was highly complimentary of the entire ECA "family" and what we strive to do each and every day. Very few schools obtain 4 accreditations. Thank you to all the facility, staff and Mrs. Sikes for all the hard work that you do to make ECA a wonderful school.


State Art Winner

Congratulations to 5th Grader, Shay Taylor. Shay placed 1st in the 4th-6th grade printmaking at AISA state.

2015 State Art Winner


Oaklee Williams is honored as a Teen Spotlight in Potential magazine

Oaklee Williams, a sophomore at Evangel Christian Academy, is honored as a Teen Spotlight in Potential magazine. He is featured alongside his parents, Aundrey and Marique Ruffin and is in the running to receive the “Reach Your Potential” scholarship.

Teens honored in Potential magazine are recommended by their school or community leaders for excelling in one or more of the following areas: academics, business, leadership, philanthropy, overcoming adversity, citizenship and community service, athletics, and the arts.

Potential’s advisory board selects finalists to feature from four regions in Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery. A panel of judges throughout the state then selects which teen will win the annual scholarship in May.

Although Williams is only a sophomore at ECA, he’s been dominating the field as a defensive end on the varsity football team for two years. In 2014, he was named ECA’s Best Football Defensive Player for his contributions and equally recognized as the Best Basketball Defense Player that same year.

Williams credits his grandmothers for teaching him to have confidence in his abilities.

“The best advice I have received came from both of my grandmothers. They both told me to have faith in God no matter what the situation. They also told me to be confident in myself and believe in whatever abilities I have been blessed with,” said Williams.

Potential Magazine is a multi-media resource for parents of college-bound teenagers. In each issue, high achieving students in the 7th-12th grade are featured and entered to win the $500 "Reach Your Potential" scholarship awarded in May.

"We love spotlighting teens in Alabama and gaining great advice from their parents," stated Pam Mashburn, publisher of Potential Magazine. Teens who are selected participate in an interview and photo shoot along with their parents for a spotlight feature in the magazine and website. Nomination forms can be found on www.potentialmagazine.com and should include a family snapshot.

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Spring Book Fair

Evangel Christian Academy recently held their annual spring book fair. This year the theme was “Under the Sea”. The students had a great time choosing books in an under the ocean setting. A special family night was also planned in conjunction with the Parent Teacher Fellowship. Parents and students were invited to eat special “sea snacks” and students were encouraged to make a sea turtle to take home as they shopped for books. ECA greatly appreciated Sikes and Kohn’s Country Mall and Publix for sponsoring the Family Night event.

2015 ECA Spring Bookfair


ECA Holds Annual Walk-a-Thon

Evangel Christian Academy recently held its 12th annual walk-a-thon. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grade participated in the event. After the students walked the required amount of laps, the entire school was treated to a picnic lunch. After lunch, the elementary classes enjoyed games and the high school students continued with a “Color Walk.” The proceeds from this year’s walk-a-thon will be used to update technology in the high school. ECA’s students had a wonderful time and are looking forward to next year’s event.

2015 ECA Walk-a-Thone


ECA Holds Annual Art Show

Evangel Christian Academy recently held its annual art show in conjunction with the school’s Parent Teacher Fellowship. Students from kindergarten through high school were invited to participate. In the Kindergarten and First Grade Division there were several winners in various categories. These included: Peyton Hall, Kennedi Jackson, Brooklynn Ruffin, Kaden Wilks, and Reagan Jackson. In the Second and Third Grade Division the winners were: Teagan Scott, Ethan Davis, Jaden Martin, Grace Claybon, Shaun Taylor, Eli Wilks, Eddie McQueen, Owen Perkins, Madison Jones, Kaylee Carter, and Taylor Rivers. The Upper Elementary Division winners were: Sarah Paterson, Kendall Hardaway, Julienne Pharrams, Emma Neal, Alyssa Thornton, Micah Parker, Christin Watson, Arrange Clemons, Kennedy Holland, Rebecca Peters, Hailey Bradley, Shay Taylor, Jordan Jenkins, L. J. McCloud, and Trevor Whatley. In the Jr. High School Division the winner was Hannah Tolbert. In the High School Division the winner was Madolyn Mayberry. The first place and second place winners will advance to represent ECA at the district level.

2015 ECA Annual Art Show


Signing Day Comes to ECA!

Congratulations to seniors Eric Stinson, Taylor Bethea and Taylor Jones. They all signed athletic scholarships that are well deserved! Eric Stinson will play football for Mississippi Valley State, Taylor Bethea will play softball for Lurleen B Wallace in Andalusia, and Taylor Jones will play basketball for Faulkner University. Make sure to congratulate these students on this wonderful honor. Go Lions!!!

Eric Stinson to Mississippi Valley for football. 6'4" 270LB Defensive tackle. 59 tackles 4.5 sacks All star (AISA) (All metro)

Taylor Bethea to LBW(Andalusia) for football . Position 3rd base/ catcher-batted for .513 her junior year with 5 doubles. (AISA All star her junior year)

Taylor Jones to Faulkner(womens basketball) 5'11" position- Forward. scored 372 this year avg 12 a game and averaged 8 rebounds per game. AISA All Star. Final 4 all tournament team player.

ECA Athletic Scholorship Signing Day 2015


District and State Science Fair Winner

Congratulation to Alaina Horton! Alaina recently won third place representing Evangel Christian Academy at the AISA State Science Fair. Alaina competed against all of the AISA district winners from across the state of Alabama in the area of biology. Her project was based on subliminal messages. Alaina advanced to the state science fair after being successful at the school and district levels.

Alaina Horton - Science Fair Winner


2015 AISA All-Star Game MVP

Congratulations to Taylor McNeil. Taylor received teh MVP award during the AISA All-Star game. Taylor played on team east.

Taylor McNeil 2015 AISA All Star MVP


AISA All-Star Team

Congratulations to Jordan Hunter, Taylor Jones and Taylor McNeal who have all been named to the AISA All-Star basketball team. View a complete list of the team members.

ECA 2015 AISA All Star Players


ECA’s Girls Basketball Team Recognized by City Council

Evangel Christian Academy’s Varsity Girls’ Basketball Team was recently recognized by the Montgomery City Council for their outstanding leadership and athletic skills. The Lady Lions recently won the AISA 2A Girls Basketball State Title. The city council congratulated the girls on bringing the state title and favorable recognition to the city of Montgomery. The championship team included: Brittney Johnson, Ellejae Reynolds, Rebecca Johnson, Carlisha Allen, Taylor Jones, Jordan Hunter, Taylor McNeil, Courtney Covington, and Tia McNeil. The coaches for the team are Mike Creamer and Whitney Toole. Jasmine Brown served as bookkeeper and Brianna Thompson was the stat keeper.


State Champions!!!

The ECA Lady Lions Won their game against Springwood making them the
AISA Class AA State Champions!

AISA AA State Champions
Picture Courtesy of Ricky L. Lewis

Montgomery Advertiser Links
Montgomery Advertiser Video of the Win
Picture From the Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Advertiser Article

Girls Playoff Game Pictures are in ECA Photo Gallery
Pictures Courtesy of Ricky L. Lewis


ECA Science Fair Winners

Their projects will compete Wednesday, February 18th at AISA District

  • Elementary Division
    • 1st Place - Lawrence McCloud
    • 2nd Place - Shay Taylor
    • 3rd Place - Chelsea Trimble
    • Honorable Mention - Hailey Bradley, Bailey Houser and Maddy Taylor

  • Junior High Division
    • 1st Place - Jaya Armstrong
    • 2nd Place - RJ Reynolds
    • 3rd Place - Gavin Grady and Brandon Martin

  • High School Division
    • 1st Place - Mackenzie Whatley
    • 2nd Place - Alaina Horton
    • 3rd Place - Tori Temple
    • Honorable Mention - Kobe Bunting, Colin Knight and DJ Patterson

Hitchcock Award Certificate Winners

Congratulations to ECA’s Hitchcock Award certificate winners. These students will represent ECA later in the year at the Hitchcock Award banquet along with students from private and public schools around the State. At the banquet the 2104-2015 Hitchcock Award winners will be announced.

  • Tryton - Freshman Certificate Winner
  • Mary Mac Loughridge - Freshman Certificate Winner
  • Eric Stinson - Senior Certificate Winner
  • Taylor Bethea - Senior Certificate Winner

ECA Basketball Player Reaches 2000 Points

Taylor McNeilEvangel Christian Academy’s basketball player, Taylor McNeil, recently had something to celebrate when she scored a basket for the Lion’s team on January 6, 2015. Not only did she add two points to the scoreboard, but she reached her personal goal of 2000 points. The shot also made Taylor the all-time points leader in ECA History. Taylor, a senior at ECA, has played on the Varsity basketball team since she was in 6th grade. She has helped lead her team to several victories and to the Final Four AISA 2A playoffs this year. Twice in her career, Taylor has been named “All Metro Player of the Year.” She was also part of the ECA Jr Varsity team that won the State championship a few years prior and was voted the MVP of that game. Taylor has been on the court since she started playing at the age of 6. Even though basketball is her favorite sport, Taylor also enjoys playing on the softball and volleyball teams at ECA. She looks forward to graduating and hopes to play basketball in college.


AISA Blue Ribbon Award

Blue Ribbon Award Evangel Christian Academy has attained the Alabama Independent School Association Blue Ribbon designation for the 2014-2015 school year.
A Blue Ribbon School award winner is a school of excellence involved in an on-going process of school improvement.
The selection of ECA to the program is evidence that our school has attained a high level of achievement in the areas of student and teacher performance, plant and facilities, student life and community involvement, said Mrs. Ceil Sikes, ECA principal.
“Being distinguished as an AISA Blue Ribbon School this year means what has been known all along by the ECA family,” Sikes said.
“Our teachers do an outstanding job. They set their goals high and excellence is what we have come to expect at Evangel Christian Academy. We take education seriously here.”
This year, 34 schools were recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools.
“That is a good indicator that we are all striving in the right direction on a continuing basis. We are extremely encouraged in the mission of ECA and the people who make it happen each and every day.”
Sikes said that since 1970 the AISA has been steadfast in its efforts to maintain an organization of independently operated, non-public schools that are rich in diversity, committed to academic excellence and deeply concerned about the growth and development of young children.


ECA Students Compete in Spelling Bee

Evangel Christian Academy recently held its annual school wide Spelling Bee. Several students from fourth through eighth grade participated. The winner from 4th grade was Alyssa Thornton. Chelsea Trimble was the 5th grade winner. Christin Watson was the 6th grade winner. The 7th grade winner was Jake Allison and R. J. Holland was the 8th grade winner. Alyssa Thornton was the overall winner of the ECA Spelling Bee and also won 2nd place in the District 5 AISA competition.

Spelling Bee


ECA’s Kindergarten Class Celebrates Winnie the Pooh

The kindergarten class at Evangel Christian Academy recently celebrated a very special bear’s birthday. Winnie the Pooh turned one year older and the classes had a very special “Pooh Day” in honor of their favorite bear. The annual celebration centered around the birthday of A. A. Milne the author and creator of Winnie the Pooh. The children were excited to learn that Christopher Robin was the real life son of A. A. Milne and that the characters in the Hundred Acre Woods were based on stuffed animals Christopher Robin owned. The stories about Pooh and his friends were based on bedtime stories Mr. Milne told his son. The students were excited to hear the stories and the teacher hoped that the event would foster a love of reading.

Winnie the Pooh Celebration


Evangel Christian Academy’s Engineering Principles Class Completes Geodesic Dome

ECA’s Engineering Principles class recently completed a long term project to build a planetarium using a geodesic dome structure with a polyethylene lining. D.J. Brinson, Richard Whitehead Jr., Gabriel Moorer, and Kirkland Whatley, four seniors, were tasked with overseeing this project. The geodesic dome was constructed of 218 Home Depot yardsticks. The students used zip ties to connect the yardsticks into 9 hexagons, 7 pentagons, 5 trapezoids, and 1 circle. Then, the geometric shapes were fitted together and joined with zip ties. A geodesic dome structure provides unusually good strength and maximizes the amount of useable space inside because the structure has no internal structural element. It appears to defy physical laws to stand without internal support. The final dome structure had a diameter of approximately 17 feet and a height of approximately 8 feet. The structure was successful; however, the polyethylene lining was not sufficiently opaque to allow for a mesmerizing star exhibit as planned. The school’s students toured the structure and were amazed at its size and strength. The engineering class has recently started their participation in the 2014/2015 Real World Design Challenge. This is a national opportunity for high school students to solve a real world design problem.

Engineering Project


100th Day Party at ECA

Evangel Christian Academy’s K5, 1st, and 2nd Grade classes recently celebrated the 100th day of school. The children participated in several activities that highlighted the number 100. The kindergarten class completed a Bible activity which involved reading “100 Bible Heroes 100 Bible Songs” by Stephen Elkins. The first grade finished reading “Emily’s First 100 Days of School,” by Rosemary Wells. The second graders used a hundred objects to decorate the number 100. The classes continued to enjoy activities involving 100 throughout the day.

100th Day


ECA Spanish Class Uses Language Skills

Evangel Christian Academy’s Spanish class has been working hard all year to learn various words in Spanish. The group has also been working on conversational and pronunciation skills. In order to bring the new vocabulary to life, the students were required to write and produce parodies based on everyday language and scenarios in the Hispanic world. Each group performed a short play for their classmates which in turn had to interpret the dialogue in English.

Spanish Skit


ECA Celebrates Christmas

Evangel Christian Academy held its annual Christmas Program. The elementary students under the direction of Christina Brown, ECA’s music teacher, joined together to present a holiday program for guest of all ages. After the program, parents and guests were invited to a festive holiday celebration which included hot chocolate and cookies.

ECA 2014 Christmas Program


ECA Senior Class Puts Scripture into Practice

Ephesians 2:10 states, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…” To actively live out this scripture, the senior class at Evangel Christian Academy recently visited Friendship Mission Shelter for Women. The students helped do a variety of tasks including organizing and labeling clothes and shoes in the clothes closet, re-stocking and organizing the food pantry, as well as making the closet full of diapers and items needed for babies more accessible. Students also made bags of needed toiletry items for the house residents. This was definitely a learning experience and an eye-opener for some of the students. By the end of the visit, the students realized how much of an impact they could have by helping those in need. ECA’s senior class is now looking forward to returning during the spring semester! They really enjoyed serving at the shelter and can now take to heart the meaning of the scripture in Acts 20:35, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Senior Field Trip


Geomerty Class Has Fun While Learning

Mrs. Patterson's 3rd period Geometry class takes part in their own “The Amazing Race”. Students split into groups to find/calculate geometric shapes on the school playground.

Geometry Class


2014 Veterans' Day Program

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Evangel Christian Academy held its annual Veterans' Day Program. All elementary students and the High School Drama team participated in the event. During the Program ECA Honored World War II Veteran Lt. Col. Alfred B. Carroll.

Lt Col Alfred B carroll

View Pictures and Videos from the 2014 Veterans' Day Program


District Oratorical Contest

Congratulations to Darick Lewis, 9th grader, who will be representing Evangel Christian Academy in the District Oratorical Contest on Tuesday, October 21, at Hooper Academy. Sponsor is Mrs. Kate Woddail. We wish Him the very best!


ECA Students Enjoy A Fiesta!!!

The elementary students at Evangel Christian Academy recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. During this event, the people, language, history and culture of Hispanics all around the world were celebrated. The students at ECA were excited to take part in this special occasion! The children enjoyed music, media interviews with famous Latin Americans, and a collaboration of the Spanish language. To culminate the study, ECA’s elementary classes enjoyed taking part in a Hispanic fiesta. The students celebrated with piñatas full of candy, drinks, tacos, and a day full of fun! Even though the event is over, the students at ECA look forward to Spanish class twice a week.

Hispanic Week


ECA Celebrates Homecoming and the School’s 20th Anniversar

The students at Evangel Christian Academy recently enjoyed celebrating homecoming and the school’s 20th anniversary. During Spirit Week, the students were allowed to dress up each day and participate in various activities. The 7th – 12th grade classes each decorated a car/float and invited the elementary classes to a school wide parade. Not to be outdone, the elementary classes each decorated a wagon and invited the high school to their parade. All the excitement of the week came to a climax on Friday night. The ECA Alumni were invited to a special reception celebrating the school’s 20th year and a homecoming football game. During halftime, the homecoming court was presented and the queen was crowned. The following evening, the high school students enjoyed a homecoming banquet. Everyone had an exciting week!

Homecoming Week


Homecoming Court

2014 Homecoming Court
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Congratulations to the 2014 Homecoming Court:

9th - Mary Mac Loughridge escorted by John Hope
10th - Alaina Horton escorted by Paul Horton
11th - Tori Temple escorted by Jack Temple II
12th - Jordan Hunter escorted by Donald Hunter
12th - Taylor Bethea escorted by Guy Bethea


7th Grade Enthusiastic for Lowry’s The Giver

A critical element of the seventh grade curriculum at Evangel Christian Academy has been a reading project based on The Giver by Lois Lowry. As the academic year began, students began to delve into the message of Lowry’s story and a great deal of discussion was noted by class instructor/media specialist Cathy Throgmartin. Collaboration and an obvious expansion of interest generated by class members gradually did overflow into other classes during the school day. The students were able to attend a view of the film by the same name. The comparative analysis of the book and film drew excitement and some very interesting dialogues among the entire group. This group cannot wait for Lowry’s next book!

Reading The Giver


ECA Students Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Evangel Christian Academy’s student body recently participated in “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” by sponsoring various activities. The volleyball team wore pink jerseys designed specifically to bring attention to this important cause. The gym was also adorned with several signs naming cancer as a foe. The faculty and students also took part in “Pink Out Day” in which each person sported pink shirts and accessories. The school also hosted a balloon release. Students wrote names on tags which were attached to the pink balloons. The tags bore the names of people who are survivors and also those who lost the battle with this terrible disease.

Pink Balloon Release


Grandparents’ Day

Recently elementary students at Evangel Christian Academy invited grandparents to spend some quality time with them at school- and that is exactly what they did! After considerable time and preparation, the elementary students in grades K-6 welcomed grandparents from across the tri-county area as they enjoyed lunch, a book fair, and a special chapel service where Pastor Michael Rippy, Senior Pastor of Evangel Church and President of ECA, provided words of appreciation for what our grandparents mean in our lives. ECA truly appreciates grandparents and the support they show for our students.

Grandparents Day 2014


Lions On Parade

Evangel Christian Academy’s Booster Club hosted its annual “Meet the Lions” event in conjunction with open house. ECA students and parents were invited to meet the fall athletes and coaches for the 2014 – 2015 school year. The guests were introduced to the Varsity and Jr. High Girls’ Volleyball Teams as well as the ECA Lions’ football team. Also, introduced were the cheerleading squad and “Pom Pom” squad

Meet The Lions


Lion Pride

ECA students recently gathered to form a “Lions’ Line” to show their pride and support for the school’s football team. The team was leaving to play their first game of the season. All of the students from kindergarten through 12th grade joined together to form a spirit line. Amid the shouts and cheers the Lions proudly walked to their bus.

ECA Lion Pride Walk


ECA’s Elementary Students Enjoy Spanish

The elementary students at Evangel Christian Academy are excited about having Spanish class. Twice a week students from the kindergarten class through sixth grade enjoy attending this special enrichment class. Mrs. Martha Blount, the teacher for this class, lived abroad in Mexico and is excited about the opportunity to share the language and culture with ECA’s elementary students.

ECA Elementary Classes Enjoy Spanish Class


ECA Students Support Missions Program

Each year Evangel Christian Academy’s elementary classes adopt a child to sponsor through the Latin American Child Care program. Each month, students from each class bring money to donate to help underprivileged children in Latin America. The money that is given provides the impoverished children with a hot meal each day, medical supplies, clothes and the chance to attend a Christian school. Even more importantly, the program also provides the opportunity to share the love, hope and salvation of Christ. Several ECA graduates have continued this legacy of supporting missions by volunteering for mission trips. Some of the alumni have had the pleasure of meeting the children they helped support. ECA’s students are excited to support this ministry and play an important part in helping the less fortunate children in another part of the world.

ECA Students Support Missions


ECA Welcomes New Principal

Evangel Christian Academy is excited to welcome Mrs. Ceil Sikes as the school’s new principal. Mrs. Sikes has worked in education for 39 years. She has served as an administrator in the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) for the past 11 years. She previously served as Headmaster of Pike Liberal Arts before coming to ECA. Before serving as an administrator, she taught for 28 years in the Montgomery Public School System. She also served as “Teacher in Residence” at Auburn University at Montgomery for 2 years. Mrs. Sikes has received several awards and designations related to education. She was chosen as “Woman of the Year” for the State of Alabama in the field of Education by the National Association of Professional Women. She was also the President of the AISA Headmaster’s Association for three years. She has also served on the AISA State Board of Directors for 3 years and is currently the Vice President of the State Board of Directors. Mrs. Sikes has also served on the AISA Athletic Committee.

Mrs. Sikes attended the University of Alabama and received her undergraduate degree from Troy State University. She earned a masters degree from Troy State Montgomery and further graduate certification in Administration and Supervision from Auburn University at Montgomery. Mrs. Sikes is married to Danny Sikes part owner of Sikes and Kohn’s Country Mall. She has two children Lee and Lindsay. She has a daughter-in-law named Pamela and a beautiful granddaughter named LesLee. She attends First Baptist Church in Troy.

Mrs. Sikes is looking forward to seeing several new faces as she starts a new school year at ECA. Her emphasis as principal will be to work toward academic excellence and stronger student achievement. She is excited about working together with the faculty, parents and staff. She looks forward to meeting her new school family in August.

ECA New Principal


2013-2014 School Year



ECA Graduate Alison Berg Wins Scholarship

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Graduating Classes

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. The students worked hard and there are three classes at ECA that will be graduating. The K5 Class, 6th Grade Class, and our Senior Class. Congratulations to all three classes


The K5 class at Evangel Christian Academy concluded the year with a program and graduation ceremony. The students began by sharing Bible verses and songs. The audience then enjoyed a visit from various Bible characters. The children also shared math skills, reading rules, and the process by which they learned to read through songs and skits. When the students left to change into their caps and gowns, the parents enjoyed a video presentation celebrating the students from birth to graduation. The graduates later returned dressed in traditional caps and gowns. After awards were presented to the students, the guests were invited to a reception honoring ECA’s youngest graduates.

K5 Class
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Evangel Christian Academy’s Sixth Grade Class was promoted to junior high in a promotion ceremony on Thursday, May 22nd . The sixth grade class recited Bible verses and sang dedication songs to both their parents and previous elementary teachers. The students honored their parents with personalized gifts and a special video presentation. The Valedictorian, Sherlenthia Brazzley, and the Salutatorian, Micah Brown, each gave speeches marking this milestone in the students’ lives. At the end of the ceremony each student received a “Promotion to Junior High” certificate. Family and friends joined the students for a reception. Following tradition, the students were whisked away by a limousine at the end of the day.

6th Grade Class
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Evangel Christian Academy’s graduation ceremony was held on Friday, May 23, 2014. Parents, faculty and friends gathered together to mark this milestone in the students’ lives. Pastor Michael Rippy, senior pastor of Evangel Church and president of ECA, addressed the students and their guests. The Valedictorian for the graduating class was Allison Berg and the Salutatorian was Angelica White. During the ceremony a video presentation was shown highlighting each graduate’s life. After the video, the graduates presented roses to their parents. After the service, a reception was held in the students’ honor.

Senior Class
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ECA Student Wins at State Art Show

Kaylee Carter recently represented Evangel Christian Academy at the AISA State Art Show competition in the Kindergarten and First Grade Water Base Division. Her entry won second place in the entire state. After winning first place in the AISA District 5 competition, Kaylee went on to represent her school and district at the AISA State Art Show.

ECA State Art Show Winner


Students Help Orphans

The Student Government Association at Evangel Christian Academy recently collected items to give to the orphans in Moldova. Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe. The orphans who live there lack the basic essentials. The students at ECA worked hard to collect items to help meet this need. The children collected socks and undergarments to send overseas. The items were distributed through Stella’s Voice, a division of Philip Cameron Ministries.

ECA Students Help Orphans


Art Show Awards

District 5 Art Show winners in their Grade Divisions

  • Kaylee Carter - 1st Place - Water Base
  • Brooklynn Ruffin - 3rd Place - Water Base
  • John Chon - 1st Place - Collage/Mixed Media
  • Kaylee Carter - 3rd Place - Collage/Mixed Media
  • Khliyah Kendrick - 3rd Place - Water Base
  • Jaylen Smith - 3rd Place - Painting
  • Kendall Hardaway - 1st Place - Water Base
  • Mary Beth Peters - 1st Place - 3D/Arts & Crafts

Basketball Awards

Congratulations to our boys and girls selectees for their outstanding performance in representing ECA on the basketball court

AISA All-State - Girls

  • Taylor McNeil - First Team

AISA All-Metro - Girls

  • Taylor McNeil - Player of the Year and First Team (2-Time winner for both 2013 and 2014)
  • Jordan Hunter - Second Team
  • Taylor Jones - Honorable Mention

AISA All-Metro - Boys

  • Xavier Lane - First Team
  • Johnathan Wiley - Second Team

2014 Spring Book Fair

A big thanks to all the families and volunteers who made our Spring Book Fair a success. We were also able to put 133 books into the hands of children through the All for Books program and your generosity. Please take the time to patronize the wonderful companies who partnered with us to provide door prizes, refreshments, cash donations, and much more. They are:

  • Lifeway Christian Stores
  • Family Christian Stores
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • WAKA
  • Sommer's Place Restaurant
  • Newks
  • Naturally Rad
  • Advocare (Rachel Bell)
  • Autographed Books by Jennifer Stewart Kornegay
  • MapCo
  • Montgomery Metro Realty (Garry Wimberly)
  • Brunswick Zone Bowling
  • G&S Doughnuts
  • AUM
  • American Klassic Design (William Salter, Jr.)
  • Carriage Hills Animal Hospital (Ann Salter)

View Picture from the Book Fair


State Science Fair Winner

Congratulations to Joslyn Berg. Joslyn Berg recently participated in Evangel Christian Academy’s science fair. After winning first place, she represented ECA at the AISA District 5 Science Fair competition and then advanced to the AISA State Science Fair. Joslyn competed against all of the AISA winners from the state of Alabama and won second place. Joslyn is the first student at ECA to win at the state level. Joslyn's project was "Temperature vs Glue". Awesome job Joslyn!

Joslyn Berg - 2nd Place Winner Temperature vs Glue - Joslyn Berg


Read the Most Coast to Coast

Evangel Christian Academy’s upper elementary classes recently participated in the “Read the Most Coast to Coast” event sponsored by the Accelerated Reading Program. The AR program encourages students to read and then take a comprehension test based on the book that was read. The program hoped to have 5 million students test in one day. ECA decided to participate and set a school goal of 100. Unfortunately the national goal fell just short of 5 million with only 4,987,949 tests taken. However, ECA’s students greatly surpassed their goal. The third through sixth graders read and successfully completed tests for 161 books in just 90 minutes. Sherlenthia Brazzley read 11 books and Jalyn Smith read 12.

Reading the most coast to coast


ECA Students Compete in School Spelling Bee

Evangel Christian Academy recently held its annual school wide Spelling Bee. Several students from fourth through eighth grade participated. The top three students from each class competed in a school wide competition. The winner of the fourth grade was Chelsea Trimble. Jalyn Smith was the fifth grade winner. Emily Stehl was the sixth grade winner. R.J. Holland was the winner of the seventh grade and Chloe Britt was the eighth grade champion. The top three overall winners for the school were R.J. Holland who placed first, Chloe Britt who came in second, and Chelsea Trimble who placed third. The winners from each grade level will advance to compete at the district level.

School Spelling Bee


ECA Celebrates Christmas

Evangel Christian Academy recently held its annual Christmas Program. The elementary students under the direction of Marla Black, ECA’s music teacher, joined together to present a holiday program for guest of all ages. This year’s presentation was based on the musical “We Three Spies,” a program that was written by Christy and Daniel Semsen. During the comical presentation the main characters discovered the true meaning of the Christmas season.

ECA Christmas Musical


ECA Celebrates the Iron Bowl

Each year to add to the Iron Bowl excitement, Evangel Christian Academy holds an annual Alabama and Auburn Day. To intensify the rivalry, the elementary students host a pig race with mechanical pigs representing both teams. When the students gathered in the gym this year, the school was almost evenly divided. The crowd roared as each team’s theme song was played and the two mechanical pigs waddled to the starting line dressed in their team colors. When the music “Who Let the Pigs Out” began to play, the pigs were off. Auburn’s pig won, by a snout.

ECA Celebrates the Iron Bowl


SGA Thanksgiving Baskets

Dear Parents,
I just want to extend my appreciation for your support with the Thanksgiving baskets. Because of your contributions and the turkeys donated by Evangel Church, ECA’s SGA was able to put together 15 baskets to help 15 families right here in the community. What a blessing it was (and is) to be able to bless others! All of the additional non-perishable items that were collected will be taken to the food pantry at Evangel Church this week so that we can continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in the need. Again, thank you for your giving spirits, and I pray the Lord blesses you and your families during the Christmas season and throughout the new year!
In Him,
Mrs. B. Hopper (ECA SGA Sponsor)


ECA Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all the spelling bee winners:

School Overall Spelling Bee Winners:

  • 1st Place: RJ Holland
  • 2nd Place: Chloe Britt
  • 3rd Place: Chelsea Trimble

Grade Level Winners:

  • 4th Grade: Chelsea Trimble
  • 5th Grade: Jalyn Smith
  • 6th Grade: Emily Stehl
  • 7th Grade: RJ Holland
  • 8th Grade: Chloe Britt

ECA and EFCA Students Meet at the School’s Flagpole to Pray

Recently the students from Evangel Christian Academy and Evangel Family Christian Academy joined together at the school’s flagpole to pray for their school and country. The annual “See You at the Pole” event is celebrated each year by students all across the United States. All of the classes from the school and several homeschool families were represented. During the student directed event, several students prayed and led praise and worship. Camellia Grace Matthes welcomed the guests and led the opening prayer. James Paterson read scripture and delivered a sermonette. Harmon McDonald prayed for the nation and the government officials. Mary Mac Loughridge interceded on behalf of the teachers and administrators. Alicia and Alaina Hornberger prayed for families and friends. The closing prayer was delivered by Josh Fondren.

See You At the Pole


ECA’s Kindergarten Celebrates Career Day

The kindergarten class at Evangel Christian Academy recently celebrated Career Day. The class had been learning about community helpers and how each one is vital to a community. To culminate the unit of study the teacher asked each child to come to school dressed in a costume to represent the job he or she wants when he or she grows up. Each student had an opportunity to tell about his/her future career and then participated in a parade down the elementary hallway. There were doctors, nurses, teachers, a scientist, a policeman, a fireman, and even an astronaut present in kindergarten that day.

Career Day


ECA Students Pledge to be Drug Free

Recently, the students at Evangel Christian Academy participated in “Red Ribbon Week.” The theme for this year’s school event was “Honor God with Your Body”, based on the Bible verse found in I Corinthians 6:19. Each student was given a red ribbon to wear and a larger ribbon was hung on each classroom door. The children in each class signed a poster pledging to stay drug free. The students also attended special chapels throughout the week. One included a visit from the Sherriff’s Department and a specially trained drug dog. To culminate the event, everyone wore red and had a cupcake party to celebrate being drug free.

Red Ribbon Week


Evangel Names 2013 Homecoming Court

Evangel Christian Academy recently named its 2013 homecoming court.

  • 9th Grade Attendant - Miss MaKenzie Whatley
  • 10th Grade Attendant - Miss Kylei Strahan
  • 11th Grade Attendant - Miss Breonna Walker
  • 12th Grade Attendant - Miss Isabella Coleman
  • Homecoming Queen - Miss Angelica White

Miss White was crowned during the halftime festivities.

Homecoming Court


ECA's Pre-Calculus Class Watches Math in Motion

ECA's Pre-Calculus Class recently went on a field trip to Hyundai Motors. The class toured the plant and enjoyed seeing math concepts being put into practical use. The tour began in Hyundai’s gallery and continued with a tour of their state-of-the–art robotic assembly facilities. The students were amazed at the precision and accuracy of the assembly process. The class discussed the mathematical theories involved and specifically discussed the principles of symmetry which the class was currently studying.

ECA Pre-Calculus Class


ECA Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day

Evangel Christian Academy’s kindergarten, first and second grade classes recently celebrated the birthday of Johnny Appleseed, also known as John Chapman. The students discovered that Johnny Appleseed planted apple trees throughout America and was a missionary to the Native Americans. They also discussed how apples are grown and harvested. The children participated in a variety of apple-related activities such as color and size comparison. The students enjoyed tasting various types of apples and treats made from the delicious fruit.

Johnny Appleseed Day


Grandparents’ Day at ECA

Evangel Christian Academy’s elementary students recently celebrated Grandparents' Day. The students invited their grandparents to visit their classrooms and eat lunch with them. The special guests were also invited to attend a chapel service. Each elementary class honored the guests with a song. After the musical presentation, everyone enjoyed listening to a brief sermon given by Pastor Michael Rippy, Senior Pastor of Evangel Church and President of Evangel Christian Academy.

2013 Grandparents Day


ECA Students Help Support Latin American Children

Each year Evangel Christian Academy’s elementary classes adopt a child to sponsor through the Latin American Child Care program. Each month, students bring money to donate to help underprivileged children in Latin America. The money that is given provides the impoverished children with a hot meal each day, medical supplies, clothes and the chance to attend a Christian school. Even more importantly, the program also provides the opportunity to share the love, hope and salvation of Christ. Some of ECA’s alumni have had the pleasure of meeting the children they helped support through missions trips. Evangel’s students, both past and present, are excited to support this ministry.

Latin Child Care


ECA Adds Extra Spanish

The elementary students at Evangel Christian Academy are excited about having an extra day in Spanish class. Twice a week students from the kindergarten classes through sixth grade enjoy attending this special enrichment class. Mrs. Martha Blount, the teacher for this class, lived abroad in Mexico and is excited about the opportunity to share the language and culture with the eager elementary students.

ECA Adds Extra Spanish



2012-2013 School Year



Graduating Classes

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. The students worked hard and there are three classes at ECA that will be graduating. The K5 Class, 6th Grade Class, and our Senior Class. Congratulations to all three classes

K5 Class
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6th Grade Class
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New Website Launched

ECA is excited to launch a newly designed website. This new website will help take ECA to the next level in online presence and help improve communication with the parents and students. In a continuing effort to improve communication the new website includes new sections like School News, Recent Events (our brag book), updated information on the faculty and staff, and other school resources. The new site also helps gives those considering ECA a place to find all the information that may need to help them make the decision to join the ECA Family. Please take a look at the new site and let us know what you think. If you have recommendations, suggestions, ideas and/or you see something that needs to be corrected then drop the webmaster an email: .


Reading Award

5th Grader - Ahsha wins First Place in the 2013 State Reading Competition for 3 - 5 Graders

Reading Award Winner

Reading Award Winner


All-Metro

Taylor McNeil - Taylor has been named the AISA girls basketball All-Metro player of the year

Jordan Hunter - Nominated as first team All-Metro

Emily Berg - Second Team All-Metro

Way to go!!! We are so proud of you all!

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