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Read about a few of our Alumni and where God has led them after graduating from Back Creek Christian Academy. See how our students use their unique gifts to serve God.

Sam Barnhart: BCCA Graduate 2011


Graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Sam is living in Minneapolis Minnesota.  She is a manager for a store called Uban Undercover in the MN airport.  She also works with the owner of the store in the office.  

John Dockery: BCCA Graduate 2010

Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill

John graduated from BCCA in 2010, then from Cannon School in 2014.  John graduated in 2018 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Information Systems. He is working as a software developer for CapTech in Washington DC. 

Sam Lopane: BCCA Graduate 2009

Graduate from Clemson
Started his own Granola company

Sam was a Food Science major and maintained a 4.0  throughout his college career. He is the Production Director for Worship at Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Clemson. They have over 800 students a week at worship. It is the largest FCA in the country.

Jared Stewart: BCCA Graduate 2009


Graduate from Lee University

Jared was the winner of the Theology Department’s Greek Award at Lee University for superior academic performance in the first two semesters of New Testament Greek class, spring 2015. He is also a Teacher’s Assistant for a Professor of Old Testament in the Department of Theology, School of Religion.

Jennifer Barnhart: BCCA Graduate 2008

Jennifer works at Mirage Salon & Boutique in Harrisburg NC.  She is a Sr Stylist & Color expert.  She graduated from Aveda Institute Charlotte and has been with Mirage for two years.  She is a member of Back Creek Church and sings on the Praise team.  

Matt Dockery: BCCA Graduate 2008

Graduate of  Appalachian State University 

Matt graduated from BCCA in 2008, then from Cannon School in 2012. Matt graduated from ASU with a B.S. in sustainable development in 2016.  After a year on the mission field in South Africa, he works as a project manager for ReNew Petra in Huntersville, a sustainable energy company.

Sarah Rebekah Ballard: BCCA Graduate 2008 

Graduate of Appalachian State University

After teaching one year in Kannapolis City Schools, Bekah has returned to Appalachian State University where she is currently serving as a graduate assistant while working on a master’s degree in English composition and rhetoric. Before teaching, Bekah enjoyed a year living in Boulder, Colorado where she worked and spent time exploring National Parks.  Bekah attributes her strong writing skills and love for reading to her time spent as a student at Back Creek.

Elizabeth Anne Ballard: BCCA Graduate 2006

Graduate from Elon University

Liz graduated with honors from Elon University in 2014 where she was awarded a Communications Fellowship. In 2017, Liz graduated UNCC where she served as a teaching fellow while she was earning a master's degree in communication. Liz credits her classical education with helping cultivate  the conference and posie needed for securing oth her fellowship and her teaching assistant positio. She is currently enjoying her work at Merrill Lynch in Charlotte. Lizzy sponsors two children throught Compassion International and hopes one day to visit them.