When it opened: 1988
Head count: 450
Did You Know: Quarterbacks Brock Berlin (No. 3, 13,902), Josh Booty (No. 8, 11,700) and Philip Deas (No. 9, 11,324) are in the top 10 all-time list of National Career Passing Yards… receiver Abram Booty (brother of Josh and current jr. QB John David) set three national career pass receiving records from ’93-’96: 302 catches, 5,867 yards with 83 TDs… over 100 alumni from 20 different countries were exchange students… the school choir sings at Carnegie Hall every year…
Athletic highlights: National champs in football in 1999; Coach Dennis Dunn was the Student Sports National Coach of the Year… football state champions seven times: ’93, ’94, ’96-99, ’01… baseball state champ (’95)… track state titles in ’01 and ’02.
Current top athletes: football: quarterback John David Booty, a Student Sports Soph. All-American last season; receiver Tristin Ross, a top 100 Southeast prospect; defensive back Chad Johnson, who has committed to Texas Tech; defensive end Keyunta Dawson, also verballed to Texas Tech; linebacker Chris Bowers, a Student Sports Soph. All-American in ’01; linebacker Jacob Hester.
Notable alums: Josh Booty (Cleveland Browns); Amanda Wilson (WNBA); Reed Dickens (Asst. White House Press Secretary; Brittney Rogers (current Miss Louisiana); Morris Cox (National Merit Finalist – MIT student).
What Athletic Director Dennis Dunn Says: "It is our mission to teach youngsters the principles of winning in life by transferring what they have learned on the fields and courts to whatever venue of society they plan to contribute in. The motto of Evangel is ‘Raising a Righteous Generation.’ We believe that the Bible has all of the answers for the questions of our youth. We are a Christian school, not in name only. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the foundation for all we do at ECA.”
What Principal Linda Bass Says: "Evangel Christian Academy seeks to educate for lifelong success and to enrich with Christian purpose. It is a school that produces well-rounded, well-prepared students for life after the secondary level.
Hot topics on campus: Abstinence classes, Medical Technology field study
Heard on the CD players: Tim McGraw, Kirk Franklin
Seen around school: There is a huge American flag in the Student Center with the 10 Commandments stitched into it.
Things to do on the weekend: football games, movies, eating out
Landmarks nearby: Independence Stadium
On the net: http://www.evangelacademy.com/