Dear CAK family and friends,
I am beginning my fourth and final year as the President of the Board of Trustees at Christian Academy of Knoxville. I can say that this has been one of the most important experiences in my Christian life. As for all of us, recent events have resulted in a time of transition, change, sacrifice, and commitment for the CAK family. There has surely never been a time of more upheaval and lack of certainty than these past few months, and the future is none too sure. However, I come to you with absolute assurance that God is in control and has a plan. I am eager to see what He has in mind.
The history of CAK began with prayer, a few faithful people believing that God wanted to establish a Christian school in Knoxville to come alongside Christian families. The first year started with 100 students and from that time to the present CAK has gone through many changes including going from a country day school to a college preparatory academy.
My own family’s journey with CAK began when Susan and I believed that God led us to apply for my older son to start half-day kindergarten. He began in Mrs. Sims class in 1991. He is now 34 years old, married with three children of his own. Our other three children also attended CAK and are now married and starting their own families. I have been fortunate to stay connected to CAK these many years because I believe in the benefits of Christian education and training our children to have a Christian worldview that they might be able to face all the world has for them and in turn impact the world for Christ.
We are in our 43rd year of education at CAK and I think the challenges before us are as great as any we have faced but I also have great confidence in our administration, staff, and teachers to see this through, whether we are in class in person or participating in distance learning. Our enrollment has grown this year in response to families’ recognizing their need to manage their children’s education and believing that Christian education provides the best opportunity for success. We are thankful to be able to accept many new families to the CAK community.
Our mission statement at CAK is built on the concept of partnering with Christian families in educating their children; so, in keeping with that premise, I invite and encourage you to participate in what God is doing at CAK. We need your support in the classroom, online, on the athletic field, financially, and in prayer. Please join me in coming alongside what God is doing at CAK. You will be building on what many others have begun who came before you in recognizing the long-term importance of Christian education in our community.
In His Service and on behalf of the Board of Trustees,
John W. (Will) Ferguson
President, Board of Trustees