PCA focuses on students’ spiritual growth

Published 8:28 am Tuesday, October 22, 2013


“Inspirational Weightlifting,” a new course at PCA which meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning, combines spiritual and physical growth though devotions and weightlifting. Members of the class pictured above— Front: Will Respess, Landon Adams, Daniel Thomas, Samuel Patti, and Christian Cole Woolard. Back: Ryan Tooley, Kellum Cahoon, Joshua Dunbar, Thomas Mann, Marcus Gibbs, and Instructor Scott Askew.

THE FIVE GUYS — a brainchild of Pungo Christian Academy’s administration — resulted from much prayerful consideration throughout the summer prior to the opening day of school. The leaders of Pungo Christian Academy realize there are many spiritual battles that entangle students and adults in the world today. It became the priority of the Board of Directors and Administration to better

prepare PCA’s students and their families to meet the spiritual challenges they face on a daily basis. Several ideas were implemented in an effort to strengthen the students spiritually and help them become more responsible and Christ-like citizens.

One of these ideas was the formation of a group of area ministers whose priority would be praying for the school, the teachers, and the students and providing spiritual support to the students. These men, who quickly gained the title of Pungo’s Five Guys, are Brian Oliver, a 2000 PCA graduate and

youth minister at Harvest Church in Washington; Bryan Lee, a Lawrence Academy alumnus and youth minister at First Baptist Church in Washington; Christopher Williams,  youth minister at Saint Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath; Scott Askew, a graduate of Terra Ceia Christian School, currently teaching a class at Pungo, and senior minister at Union Grove Church of Christ; and Ethan Coltrain, youth minister at Beaver Dam Church of Christ in Washington and a teacher at PCA this year. These Five Guys look forward to having an opportunity to impact the young people of the area for Christ and are committed to praying for the school and being there for the students throughout the year.