Joshua Christian Academy Welcome High School Named after Founders Legacy

Shown at the opening (L-R); City Councilwoman Tyrona Clark-Murray, Lisa Harris (JCA Director), JCA Administrators Dr. Gloria Pinckney, Dr. Frederic Pinkey and Paula Kay (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority State Director).

With a vision and a prayer Joshua Christian Academy was established in 1996 to educate children with the tools required to graduate high school and obtain higher education learning strategies. The charter school located at 924 Saint Clair Street, was the site of the school’s Dr. Pinkney High School ribbon cutting dedication. The schools namesake, Dr. Gloria Pinkney is a graduate of Edward Waters College and Florida A&M University. For 19 years she taught in the Duval County Public School (DCPS) system utilizing her elementary education degree for students to succeed in the classroom.  Once out of the classroom Dr. Pinkney and her husband Pastor Frederic Pinkney, founded Joshua Christian Academy (JCA), a ministry of Joshua Christian Faith Center. As the years progressed,  As the years progressed, JCA adjoined an elementary/middle school and now the Dr. Pinkney High School.  “God has given my family and I the opportunity to convert this school and function for students that may not want to finish college.  We wrote the vision and now God is seeing us through,” said Dr. Pinkney. JCA currently admits and educates more than 375 students and is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools, a consortium of Christian educators and schools from across the United States. For more info visit

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