As the need became more apparent for a Christian day-school to assist parents in providing a Christian education for their children, Greenville Christian Academy was started in 1969. GCA was established as a ministry of People’s Baptist Temple (later changed to People’s Baptist Church). The school began with 110 students on September 2, 1969, under the leadership of Pastor John T. Woodley. The first graduating class was in 1977 with three students. In October of 1976, Greenville Christian Academy moved to its present location on Greenville Boulevard. Pastor Tim Butler became the pastor of People’s Baptist Church in April 2011. From its inception, Greenville Christian Academy has graduated 752 students.