In his fourteenth year at LCA, Mr. Mark Davis has stepped into a newly created position as the campus pastor. For the past thirteen years, Mark Davis has served as the Upper School principal, overseeing grades 6–12, as well as acting as head coach of the men’s varsity basketball team, a position he will continue to remain in.
Mr. Davis earned a Master of Ministry and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Temple Baptist Seminary. He is presently writing his dissertation as the final step toward his Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in Christian Leadership. Mr. Davis has served as the associate pastor of Yellow River Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia. God has blessed Mark and his wife, Catherine, with thirty-three years of marriage, two children, and three grandchildren. Their children, Christopher (‘06) and Austin (‘09), are both LCA alumni who went on to graduate from Georgia College in Milledgeville, and their oldest granddaughter is now a Middle School student at LCA.
In response to his new role as campus pastor, Mr. Davis said, “This new position allows me to focus primarily on the spiritual climate on campus and to be part of the spiritual journey of the students, faculty/staff, coaches, and parents of LCA. I am so excited to begin multiple areas of mentoring and ministry here at LCA. New student mentoring programs are being formed, and the new men’s Connect Bible study is beginning this fall. The campus pastor role will give me a chance to minister to students, families, and staff in a much different way than I did in my previous role as Upper School principal. I am truly excited about this opportunity.”
“The culture and climate of a school is an important facet of ensuring the success of the mission. We have made a strategic decision to create a position that that helps to ensure that every LCA student is known, seen, and valued. The tenure that Mr. Davis brings to this role is so well-suited to his passion. He is well loved and well respected by students, parents, and faculty alike. I can’t wait to see the impact he will have this year,” noted Administrator Christy Monda.