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Watch this video of ETCA 11th grader Jack Roberts speaking in FOCUS.  

Students at ETCA often lead FOCUS as part of the school's Leadership Initiative.  This video is an example of one of ETCA's students conducting FOCUS.  

Chapel at ETCA is called FOCUS.  FOCUS is an acronym for: 

F - Faculty. It’s important that we emphasize the importance of helping supply the staff with spiritual direction and nourishment each day.
O - Orientation. Part one of our mission.  This devotional time calls us back to Christ each day, and reminds us of who we are because of what He has done.
C - Christ, the center of our worship - who we are oriented towards and united in.
U - United. Part two of our mission. This devotional time provides a unique opportunity for people with different racial, economic and religious backgrounds to come together as one, praising our Lord and offering encouragement to one another.
S - Students. They’re why we do what we do. We’re given the amazing responsibility of helping them develop a personal relationship with their Creator.


ETCA Elementary Christmas Program 2015

East Texas Christian Academy Elementary Students performed their Christmas Program in December of 2015. The students did an excellent job of reminding us of the great gift God gave in His son Jesus Christ.




*There was audio trouble during the perofrmance but is straightened out at 3:25 during part 1

Arms of Hope Retreat 2015

ETCA's fourth annual Arms of Hope Service Retreat. A weekend full of spiritual growth, leadership training, service, fun, and food. A big thank you to the Boles Children’s Home for allowing us to serve them and use their facilities.

ETCA Leadership Camp 2015

ETCA began its first leadership camp in July of 2015.  Pre-K to 5th grade students from all over the community learned Biblical leadership models through the book of Nehemiah while High School students from ETCA planned activities, taught Bible lessons, did crafts and interacted with younger students.

ETCA Video Magazine - A True Champion

ETCA visits with and chronicles the celebrated career of Coach Diann Preston.

Arms of Hope Retreat - 2014

39 ETCA students went to Arms of Hope's Boles Campus in Quinlan TX where they served by doing maintenance at the home, serving families meals, and serving each other meals.  In addition the students had sessions focusing on the theme of "Better."  They read scripture, heard stories from others, did activities and opened up with each other in breakout groups.  It was a tremendous weekend and it had a huge impact on all who attended.

C4 Career Connection

The Chamber of Commerce Career Connections (C4) Event will provide high school juniors the opportunity to spend half a day with business leaders from our community.  The students will attend 4 sessions:  a career cluster of their choice, a soft skills topic of their choice, a resume/mock interview session and a financial literacy session.  They will enjoy lunch while listening to renowned speaker and author, Chad Foster.  Chad is the best selling author of three books directly targeted toward teens as they prepare for their futures.  Last Year's event was held on January 9, 2015 at the Tyler Junior College West Campus. Go to the Tyler Chamber of Comerce to learn more.

New York Trip 2014

About 40 students visited New York City.  See the slide show to watch our students in the Big Apple!

Annual Jim Pattillo Memorial Golf Tournament

This video shows photos  from the Jim Pattillo Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by East Texas Christian Academy.  Make plans now to participate in the 7th Annual Jim Pattillo Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 4, 1:00 PM at Emerald Bay Country Club.  This exciting event is hosted by East Texas Christian Academy and is a 4 man scramble.  You can register now by going to or by calling 903-561-8642.
Jim Pattillo was a long time board member and supporter of ETCA but more importantly, he loved and wholeheartedly believed in the mission of the school.  His love and generosity for the children of ETCA is deeply missed and this tournament honors his legacy and the impact he had on hundreds of children when he was alive and supported the school.  Thanks to his sweet wife Lois and his family, this tournament exists as a testament to the deep love Jim had for East Texas Christian Academy.  We invite you to keep Jim’s legacy alive by supporting the students of ETCA by participating in this fun day.  Sign up your team now at or call 903-561-8642.