Grace Christian Academy


GCA Founder and Board

GCA Founder

Reggie Garner spent most of his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee. He opened his own company when he was 21 years old and had 16 employees within the first year. He always had a desire to be a builder, so when he was 24, he sold his current business in order to pursue building homes. He built 10 homes in the first year. For over 40 years, he has continued to be successful in the home building industry as well as land development. His determination has allowed him to build over 3000 homes in the Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Huntsville area.

Adversity is not a stranger to Reggie, but through the years he has persevered. The Lord began to prompt a desire in Reggie’s heart to do something for God’s kingdom. He started pursuing the start of a Christian school in the Franklin area. God birthed this dream in Reggie and Reggie feels honored to be a part of a Christian school especially since he struggled through school.   Through hard work, several miracles and God’s provision, GCA had their first graduating class in 2016.

The Lord has blessed him with a loving family and five wonderful children and they reside in Franklin, Tennessee. As the school continues to expand, Reggie offers both his business expertise and his faith in a God who still does miracles!

GCA Board

Mr. Tim Fish

Tim Fish graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Finance from the University of Memphis.  He has worked for two banks upon graduation from college.  He served with his wife Cassie on the mission field in Asia for 2 years after leaving banking and has been a self-employed home builder since1998.  Tim and his wife have lived in Franklin since 2001 and have eight children - 6 biological and 2 adopted from Africa ranging in ages from 4 to16 years old.  

Having been a homeschooling family and being raised in Christian education, Tim is passionate about Christian education that shapes the heart, first and foremost, to be like our Savior and then educates the minds.  His heart is to see children trained in a Biblical worldview that seeks to serve others and to share the gospel in fulfillment of the Great Commission.  He brings experience to the school board through his education in banking and finance. He desires to apply Psalm 90:12 to his life daily which is " So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom."

Mr. John Campbell

John Campbell has been a business owner for the last 25 years and during that time he has served on the Board of Christian Schools and ministries for 19 years (Trinity Christian Academy 14 years, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (4 years), and Grace Christian Academy (5 years). 

He has a passion for seeing students raised up in Christian Education as all 3 of his children have graduated from Christian schools and Universities.  John is married to his wife Jane of 37 years and they both live in Jackson Tennessee.

Mr. Robbie Mason, Headmaster
Mr. Robbie Mason is a graduate of Memphis State University with a BS in English. He also has a Master’s Degree from Trevecca University in Administration and Supervision and his Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Union University. He and his wife Dabney have six children.

Mr. Mason has taught subjects in every discipline as well as serving as a high school principal, athletic director and coach. For over 13 years he has served as Headmaster at Christian schools with enrollment of up to 900 students. A product of Christian education himself, Mr. Mason sees Biblically saturated education as not only a ministry, but as his passion.