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Greenbrier Christian Academy

Greenbrier Christian Academy (GCA) is a private Christian school located in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia. It was founded in 1983.

Greenbrier Christian Academy
311 Kempsville Road

United States
Coordinates36°44′18″N 76°13′57″W / 36.7382°N 76.2326°W / 36.7382; -76.2326Coordinates: 36°44′18″N 76°13′57″W / 36.7382°N 76.2326°W / 36.7382; -76.2326
TypePrivate Christian
FounderH. Ron White
GradesP3 - 12
Color(s)Blue and orange
RivalAtlantic Shores Christian
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools


H. Ron White created GCA after serving in many education positions. After an informal informational meeting about starting a new school drew 180 participants, White set forth in creating the Chesapeake area's only Christian school without official ties to a local church. The school started by sharing space with the Bible Broadcasting Network and soon moved into its own building.[1] In 1994, the school, along with three other schools, decided to leave the Metro Conference for the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. In 1995, the school expanded again by opening a pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade lower school.[2]

Notable alumniEdit

  • Gary Lee, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach)[3]
  • Patrick Nichols, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Head Coach)[4]
  • Josh Rupe, professional baseball player[5]
  • B.J. Upton, professional baseball player[6]
  • Eddie Butler, professional baseball player[7]


  1. ^ Rardon, Candace. "History of GCA". Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  2. ^ Cuthrell, Trudy. "SUFFOLK CHRISTIAN WILL OPEN THE SCHOOL,". p. 10. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  3. ^ "Gary Lee Independent Leagues Statistics & History |". Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  4. ^ "Player Bio: Patrick Nichols". Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  5. ^ "Josh Rupe Statistics and History |". Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^ "Melvin Upton Stats |". Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  7. ^ "Eddie Butler Stats |". Retrieved 2017-02-03.