Meet Barb

What I do

My Job
I oversee the operations of our school and make sure we are adequately teaching the children both the academics needed to get ahead but more importantly teaching them Christian principles and pointing them toward a relationship with Christ.  My favorite part of the job is getting to love on all of our precious children.

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About Me

My background
I have been married to Brian Smith for over 20 years and have two incredible children.  I am a graduate of St. Louis Christian College and CIU and am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Columbia International University.  I have lived in Richmond Hill since 2009.

Why I Follow Christ
He loved me and believed in me while I was far from Him.  Though I still stumble, He is there to pick me up and love me all the time.

Ask me about
Kids, books, teaching and volunteering at our school.

First Christian Academy is a Christian school here at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill.  At FCA, we provide quality education to children ages 1 year through fifth grade. We use the ABeka curriculum in every classroom. 

You and your children will love our small class sizes, loving and caring staff, state of the art facilities and the life long positive traits your child will develop.  We invite you to come and take a tour, meet the staff and enroll your child or children in a school that is "Soaring into Excellence Together" in everything we do.

Take a look into why so many parents are making the switch to First Christian Academy.  We look forward to serving you and your family.  We now offer summer childcare.  This will give you and your children continuity throughout the entire school year.  First Christian Academy, the parents and kids' choice for quality Godly education in Richmond Hill.

Even though we are a ministry of First Baptist Church, First Christian Academy maintains a separate staff and operating budget from First Baptist.  We have our own web site and invite you to contact us for further information!


Worship Service  9:00 am
Sunday School 10:10 am
Worship Service 11:15 am
Wednesday Night Supper (Sept-May) 5:15 pm
Bible Study 6:30 pm
The Way Youth Ministry 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry 6:30 pm
Week Nights  
Life Group Bible Studies Various
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