AUTHORS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY THEIR THREE INITIALS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR LAST NAMES.
ABB- Barger, Amaya Briona- Amaya is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. She plays soccer, loves to serve those around her, and is a member of the Teen Board of Knoxville.
ABD- Diehl, Allison Bailey - Diehl was born in Knoxville Tennessee and is a member of the local Callahan Road Baptist Church. Allison is an active Christian seeking to come closer to God. She is currently attending Grace Christian Academy and is working on completing mission work in her community.
ACE- Ellison, Ashley C. - She is a 10th grader at Grace Christian Academy and currently plays basketball and softball for her school. Ashley is an active member at Grace Baptist Church.
ACG- Giles, Alex C. – Alex is an active member of Phi Beta at Grace Christian Academy and leads worship for Worship Services at GCA. He also leads worship for Grace Student Ministry, a Wednesday night youth service at Grace Baptist Church. Alex has also performed at the Resurrection Christian Conference in Pigeon Forge. He hopes to further his ministry as a Worship Leader.
ACS - Stooksbury, Amanda Catherine - student at GCA in the junior class that has cheered for three years at Grace. She has served in Haiti and Honduras as a missionary for The Lord.She is under the instruction of Dr. Brad Zockoll.
ACT- Tillman, Alexander Christian - He is a lead singer in praise team with the First Baptist Powell Youth, his father is the interim pastor at Bells Campground Baptist Church, he has been a part of missions all over the Americas. Alexander's favorite verse is Proverbs 12:1, He aspires to attend college at Union University.
AHP- Pomeroy, Andi H. - As a junior at Grace Christian Academy she has had the privilege of spending several weeks, in the past few years, on the mission field. She strives daily to grow closer to God and to fulfill His will in her life.
AKH- Holland, Amy K. - a junior at Grace Christian Academy. Amy is a member of the BSA Venturing program and holds the Silver rank and Ranger award. After high school she plans to pursue a career as a pediatric speech therapist.
AKK - Kelley, Ana Kae - Ana is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. Ana was saved in July of 2008 and attends church regularly. Her ministry extends beyond the school and church walls, into various ministry works in the community.
ALO - Ott, Adaira L. - Student. Political Enthusiast. Young Entrepreneur. Ott was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She enjoys the outdoors, meeting new people, and mission work.
AMK- Kelley, Alex M. - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. She attends church at Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville TN.
ANW- Nicholas, Andrew White. - Born in the great state of Tennessee. Sophomore student athlete at Grace.
APD - Dunn, Allison Paige - Student at Grace Christian Academy. She plays soccer, and sings in her ensemble at her school.
AQD- Downey, Alexis Q. - She has attended Grace Christian Academy for 3 years and is currently a sophomore. She also strives to be in Law Enforcement.
BAH- Hodge, Bryce A.- Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN. Member of Student Council and the baseball team.
BAH- Hudson, Bethany Auburn - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy of Knoxville. She has been in the National Junior Honor Society since 7th grade. She hopes to go to UT and graduate with a degree in nursing.
BCT-Teasley, Brandon C. - Junior at Grace Christian Academy. Did Cross Country, Track, Swimming, and Soccer for Grace Christian Academy. Enjoys working with computers, reading books, writing, and learning.
BDS-Shockley, Ben Denis-Ben is a active member in Phi Beta at Grace Christian Academy, as well a student at Wheelers Academy with a brown belt and three black stripes. As a sixteen year old he is a strong speaker and always looks to truth and answers to questions he doesn't know. Ben also loves him family dearly even while he has gone through a divorce, but still remains strong with God, family, and friends.
BEA- Akers, Bailey E. - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. She highly enjoys playing volleyball for her school along with worshiping the Lord though singing and playing the guitar and piano. Bailey also enjoys going to Grace Baptist Church and Grace Student Ministries along with learning about and enhancing her faith with Christ.
BJM - Million, Bri J. - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville TN. Her sports activities include soccer.
BKZ - Zockoll, Dr. Brad K. - Teacher, author, speaker. Zockoll's published works include Coram Deo: A Study in Psalms, Risking Daylight, Seven Silver Keys, Fugue in D Minor, and Gas Tank Chronicles. Zockoll has written for Boys Life as well as Focus on the Family's Brio and Breakaway magazines.
BLH - Hack, Bryanah Lynn – Bryanah was born in Paducah, Kentucky and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee when she was three. She is an active member of Phi Beta and currently attends Grace Christian Academy. She has played soccer since she was four and hopes to attend college to further her education, soccer career, and faith.
BPA - Andrews, Ben - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy, played two years of varsity basketball for the school team, plans to attend the University of Tennessee and major in business or finance.
BRC- Conner, Benjamin R. - 10th grader at Grace Christian Academy. He attends church at Fellowship. He is also an aspiring musician.
BRL- Leclair, Brandon Robert- Brandon is a sophomore at GCA and he is best known for his skill on Xbox with the gamer tag TheRevenger117. He has attended youth camps and conferences in New York with Shirley Assembly of God.
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CEM- Milligan, Christopher E. – Christopher, who goes by the name Eli, is a sophomore and is in the class of 2019. He is in the ensemble at Grace. He will also be inducted into the Spanish Honor’s society this year. He is an active member in Beta Gamma.
CJG- Gettelfinger, Christopher Jacob- Christopher was born in Knoxville Tennessee. He is a 10th grader at GCA and is an active member of Phi Beta. Christopher has played basketball since he was 5 and plans to play basketball in college.
CLA - Arnold, Connor, Lee Born in Nashville Tennessee. He is a High school student, basketball player, and a Christian. Connor has been playing basketball since he was 4 years old. He was saved by Jesus christ when he was 8 years old. Last, he has attended grace for 3 years now.
CMF - Frazier, Charli M. - Sophomore attending Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN. In her free time she enjoys to paint, draw, write etc...
CMG- Garza, Caleb- Sophomore at Grace Christian Acedemy and plays football. I transferred here from Oak Ridge High School and a member of Faith Promise Church. I volunteer in the children's ministry there as a leader.
CMM- McCullar, Chase M. – Chase is a student at Grace Christian Academy, He loves to play soccer, and enjoys making origami.
CMP- Pridemore, Calynne M. - Junior at Grace Christian Academy. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida and move to Knoxville,TN when she was ten years old. She enjoys playing sports and also enjoys serving and doing mission work.
CRH - Hammond, Christian Robert - Eleventh grade student at Grace Christian Academy. He is on the Student Leadership team at his church. He plays Basketball and Soccer at the Academy. He plans to attend Liberty University when he graduates high school.
CWB- Burris, Cole W. - Has played basketball for Grace for two years. Also enjoys being outside and hanging out with friends.
DGJ - James, Dalton Gage- he is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. In his spare time he enjoys playing baseball and hang out with his friends. Dalton partakes in the National Bible Honor Society. He is an active member of the organized group Epsilon Delta. Dalton excels in academics. He is currently a member at Grace Baptist Church.
DCO- Ooten, Dustin Christoper. Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy, enjoys archery, hunting, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is an active member of Epsilon Delta. He aspires to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy and become a Combat Rescue Officer in the Air Force.
DJC - Campbell, Dana Jean - 16 years old and attends Grace Christian Academy. She is a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoys playing tennis.
DRK - Kennedy, Dalton R . - 10th grade student at Grace Christrian Academy. He is looking forward to going on a mission trip on spring break to Hati. He wants to go Full Sail University and get a degree in graphic design.
ECN- Nordhorn, Elijah Clay- Elijah is a member of Grace Baptist Church and actively participates in his small group. He also plays varsity football and baseball for Grace Christian Academy.
ECS- Sharp, Eric Clifton- Eric is an active member of Phi Beta, and often participates in mission trips to the Smokey Mountains. Eric is also a member of Grace Baptist Church and is active in the youth ministry.
EJH- Henley, Eli J. - Student at Grace Christian Academy, Knoxville, Tennessee. Affirmed student and class president. He has visited multiple countries across the world and is a good at communicating.
GBW- Wyrosdick, Gwendolyn B.- She is a Junior at GCA. She participates in the GCA softball program. She has gone on two mission trips to Haiti. She has a 4.1 and has been inducted into the National German Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society.
GCP - Paczkowski, Geoffrey Caleb - 11th grade student at Grace Christian Academy. "I work hard to get my goals I have in life."
GRA - Amanns, Gabrielle Rose - Student at Grace Christian Academy. Gabby is a current student at Grace Christian Academy High School. She is passionate about spreading the Word of God, and has been actively involved in mission work to places such as Dominican Republic, Kenya, Saint Lucia, and New York.
GSW- Witt, Griffin. Student-Athlete and a Junior at Grace Christian Academy. He plays varsity football on the offensive line and at linebacker. He excels in the classroom, as seen with his 4.0 GPA. Griffin has accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and strives for a strong relationship with Him.
HKR- Roberts, Hope Kerren - a junior who is just trying to survive GCA junior year without letting all the stress drive her crazy. She is seeking God's will for her present and future. Roberts feels that God has called her to be a missionary and to reach to the unreached, unloved, and hopeless people who desperately need to see Christ's love through loving arms. She enjoys singing, acting, reading, and binge-watching Netflix (you know you do too).
HCR- Ross, Hunter, C - Currently a 10 grader at GCA. Baseball player for GCA and the Knoxville Stars.
HTC- Coffman, Hayden T. - born in Lebanon, Tennessee, part of a state football championship his freshman year and now plays football and baseball for Grace Christian Academy in TN.
IEP- Phillips, Ivy Elizabeth. High school student. Avid writer. Growing artist.
ISB - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAF- Farnsworth, Jamie - A talented cake-baker, a junior in high school, student of Dr. Zockoll, who loves working with outreach ministries though her church. She hopes to rise up as a leader within her church in the coming years while working towards a business degree in college.
JAH- Hipsher, Jared Alexander . Student/athlete of GCA for two years.
JCS - Schupp, Jonathan C. - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN, plays baseball at Grace. He attends Grace Student Ministries on Wednesday night and Small Group on Sunday night.
JCW- Williams, Jordan C. - Jordan is currently a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. When not at school, He spends his time composing and recording music. He strives to go to college to get a degree in Sound Engineering.
JNS - Shaw, Justin, N. He is an 11th grader at Grace Christian Academy. Born into a Christian home and raised in the church. He loves to play baseball, and enjoys time with his family. He is a member of the German Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society Candidate and National High school Scholar Society.
JNT – Taylor, Jessica N. – She came to Grace as a kid and attends West Park Baptist Church. She has a dog and a cat, drinks tea, and tries to live for Jesus as best she can, but isn’t always good at it – A favorite verse of hers is Psalm 139:14, especially the part that says “Your works are wonderful.”
JPR - Rash, Jared P. - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. Likes archery and hunting.
JRC- Clevenger,James R - Student Athlete at Grace Christian Academy. He's been a 3 year starter on the football team here. He plans to further his Athletics in college. He is currently a christian on fire for Christ. He helps lead at his church youth group.
JRE - Ellis, Jordan R. - Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. Plays soccer. Is associated with the National Honor Society and will be associated with the German Honor Society.
JRH- Holland, John R. - Student athlete in the 11th grade at GCA. He won a state basketball championship his 8th grade year. He is a member of the Junior National Honor Society and the Youth Leadership Knoxville class of 2015.
JTR - Russell,JT F. JT is a Junior at Grace Christian Academy. He is 16 and he plays Football.
KAB - Birchfield, Kelsey A. - A current sophomore at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. She enjoys photography, barrel racing/rodeo, and travel softball. She is 16 years old and hopes to attend the University of Tennessee, striving to be a radiologist or anesthesiologist.
KDH- Hendrix, Kacee D- Kacee is a tenth grader at Grace Christian Academy and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She is a student athlete at GCA. She went on a mission trip to Nicaragua in October of 2016.
KEC- Carringer, Kathryn Elizabeth- Kathryn is a 16 year old who attends Grace Christian Academy as a Sophomore. She enjoys singing and playing the piano, which she has done for 5 years. She is also in the Grace Christian Academy High School Ensemble.
KEW - White, Katie E. - 10th Grader at Grace Christian Academy. She loves competitive and high school cheer! She hopes to become a speech therapist and and an all-star cheer coach!
KGR- Ray, Katlyn Grace- Katlyn was born in California, but is currently at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN. She is involved in her youth group at Grace Baptist Church, her school's ensemble, and she runs cross country. She wants to be a missionary in the future so that she can share the love of Christ with others.
KLL - Lewis, Katelyn L. - Currently a sophomore at GCA. Plays softball, won first place at post level in the Voice of Democracy speech contest, and plans to attend the Sewanee's Young Writer's Conference in the summer.
KLS- Stewart, Karis Laine - Karis is a 15 years old. She has attended Grace Christian Academy for 11 years.
KMA- Adkins, Kate M.- Kate is currently a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She enjoys writing, photography and delving into the Bible. She hopes to attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in Psychology
KMH - Herbst, Katherine M, - 10th grade student at Grace Christian Academy, a veteran of many mission trips up in the mountains of the Appalachians.
KMH-GA - Hewett, Koree M. - Student at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. She attends Grace Baptist Church. In 2009, she went on a mission trip to Nicaragua.
KPH- Holland, Kelsey P. -student. Holland attends Grace Christian Academy High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. At her school, she is a member of the volleyball and tennis teams as well as the school choir. She has been a student at Grace since kindergarten.
KRP- Palmer, Kimberlee R. Kimberlee is a 10th grade student at Grace Christian Academy of Knoxville, Tennessee. Kimberlee longs to fulfill the Great Commission of Our Lord by seeing people experience Jesus throughout the world and help those who can't help themselves. Kimberlee has a great interest in ministry and in the arts to glorify her Savior.
KSA - Adamson, Katelyn .S - she is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She plays volleyball for Grace, and while on the team she went to state with them. She also runs track and loves it.
KSG - Griffith, Katherine Savannah. a Junior at Grace Christian Academy, playing year round basketball, for both high school and AAU. Griffith has been to Haiti and Nicaragua for missions and has plans to go to Costa Rica this spring. 4.0 GPA. Has been admitted to the Spanish Honor Society and a potential candidate for the National Honor Society.
KSP, OH- Parks, Kellen S. Student at Grace Christian Academy. Born in Dayton, OH and moved to Knoxville, TN in 2009. He volunteers at Western Heights Baptist Center helping kids with their homework and spending time with them. He is also an avid fitness addict and auto enthusiast.
KSP, TX- Pettus, Kellen Seth. He is a football player and hardworking academic student at Grace Christian Academy. He volunteers at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in June, July and August, and is looking to perhaps go into the field of medicine.
KSS- Sexton, Kiley S. - a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She runs track and works hard in school. Kiley is planning to attend the University of Tennessee.
LAL- Lewis, Lauren Alyssa – Currently a Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She is an active member of the National Bible Honors Society. She plays soccer for Grace and USA North. The Grace high school girls team went to state in 2016. She is going on a mission trip to England with Grace Student Ministries.
LJH - Hensley, Landon J. - student, athlete, missionary. Hensley won state in basketball in the eighth grade; he also won state in soccer his sophomore year of high school. Hensley has been to Honduras five times and serves in three different villages along with a private orphanage.
LMS- Scealf, Luke M- Christian, student and a golfer. Grew up south of the Mason Dixon. He plans on playing professional golf after he graduates college.
LNL- Lakin Lawson is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She plays soccer competitively and for school. She attends Trinity Baptist Church and works in children's ministry.
LRN- Nelson, Luke R.- Luke is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy as well as an aspiring musician.
LSK-Kirby, Luke Scott- He is a member of Phi Beta, Quarterback on the football team. Enjoys the hobbies of snowboarding, fishing, and golfing.
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MJS - Silver, Michael, J - Sophomore student at GCA, National Jr. Honor Society, FC Alliance soccer athlete. His motto is "Love God, Love People".
MFM - McMullen, Morgan Faith - She is currently a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Morgan is also active in the National Bible Honor Society. She is currently a part of Phi Beta. She has been to several Disciple Now programs with her youth group and attended an archaeology conference at King University this past November.
MPK - Mckenna Krebs has lived in Knoxville Tennessee all her life. She is an 11th grader at GCA; a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and the German Honor Society. She aspires to go to UT for college.
MRC- Collins, Madelyn R., Madelyn is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She enjoys ministry work, and hunter/show jumping for the Westwind etc. Equestrian Team. She hopes to go to the University of Tennessee and study Forensic Anthropology.
MLL- Lawson, Madeline Lowe. – Student at Grace Christian Academy located in Knoxville, TN. She attends Grace Baptist Church. Enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with family and friends.
NAB- Bass, Nicholas Andrew- Nic is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. He wrestles for the team and currently goes to church at Cokesburry Methodist Church. Nic is an active member of Epsilon Delta.
NEP- Pettit, Nathaniel E. - 11th grader at Grace Christian Academy. Student Class President, Worship Leader, and Varsity Football Player.
NJA- Atkinson, Nathan J. He is currently a 11th grader, and was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is currently plays baseball for Grace Christian Academy.
NJP- Pettit, Nicholas Joseph - Nicholas is a member of Redemption Church in Knoxville. Nicholas is an active volunteer at Zoo Knoxville and an active member of Phi Beta Φβ. Nicholas is also a varsity baseball player and an honors student at Grace Christian Academy.
NSG- Gent, Noah Shane - He is a 10th grader at Grace Christian Academy and currently starts shortstop for varsity baseball. He and his team won the first-ever team State Championship for Grace in 2015. He is an active member for Beta Gamma.
PBG- Parker, Blaire Glessner - Parker is a Yankee raised in the South. He drives a mean 2002 lb7 Duramax. He is a Christ follower and a genuinely good person.
PLH - Howe, Paige - a 10th grader at Grace Christian in Knoxville Tennessee. She is 16 years old, and hopes to attended Oklahoma University. She also strives to be a Trilingual flight attendant.
RBH- Haluska, Reese B. Reese attends Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN. He is a sophomore and looks to later become a pharmacist. He enjoys playing tennis and being involved in his school's theater program.
RDA - Adams, Reagan D. - Adams is a lover of Christ and is involved in her local church's worship team and youth group at Ridgeview Baptist Church. She has been a member of the GCA ensemble for two years, and is an active member of Beta Gamma. Won several academic awards and was voted "outstanding freshman" by her peers.
RLC - Lett, Rachel C. A sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. She plays competitive softball and volleyball at school. She is an avid member at Halls Christian Church and maintains a 4.0 GPA.
RLM - McKamey, Reagan Lee - Reagan currently attends Grace Christian Academy and is very involved with the football program. He is a member of Phi Beta in Dr. Zockoll's Bible class. He attends Grace Baptist Church and he is also very involved with the Grace Student Ministry at his church.
RSS - Seay, Robyn S. - student, writer. Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy of Knoxville Tennessee. She enjoys drawing, technology, graphic design, and spreading the Word of God.
SED- Duncan, SarahBeth; Student-Athlete and junior at Grace Christian Academy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering with The Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Foundation, a foundation dedicated to helping those effected by childhood cancer.
SLR- Rodgers, Shelby Lynn, student at Grace Christian Academy, an athlete, singer and a missionary. She strives to spread the Word of God and His love for everyone. She also loves doing mission work in places such as Honduras and South Dakota.
SMP- Paczkowski, Seth M. - is a student athlete at Grace Christian Academy. He plays football and he wrestles. He has been saved for over six years and he loves doing the Lord's work through football camps and different ways through sports.
SRP - Peters, Spencer R. Spencer Peters attends Grace Christian Academy. He enjoys snowboarding,football, and basketball outside of school.
SSC- Crumbley, Sydney Suzanne. Grace Christian Academy '17. Hoping to attend ETSU for future studies. Aspiring orthodontist.
TDH - Hill, Taylor D. Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. Has a brother in the Marines. Enjoys dance, art, and acting.
TEG- Gray, Taylor E. - She is a 16 year old who enjoys art and music. She Hopes to attend University of Tennessee to become a pediatric anesthesiologist.
TLF - Flinchum, Tara L. - She is an artist from East Tennessee. She has a fascination with languages and is currently working on speaking three languages fluently separate from her native tongue.
TMK- Knight, Tinsley McCall- student at Grace Christian Academy. Tinsley is currently a junior at GCA. She is a lover of missions and children. She hopes to receive a track scholarship and major in criminal justice.
TMM- Melgaard, Taylor Makenzie- Taylor lives in Knoxville, TN and is a student at Grace Christian Academy. She is an active member in Phi Beta. She loves to play guitar, sing, and write music in her free time. Taylor is also a worship leader at Grace Student Ministry on Wednesday nights.
TOW - White, Tanner O. Tanner is a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. He loves tennis, reads all the time, and aspires to one day become a mechanical engineer. Appropriately, He loves commentaries and Bible studies as well.
TN - Northcutt, Trey - avid reader, Bible lover, theatre actor, a Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy, goals are Liberty University or University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance for Musical Theatre. Blogs occasionally, but spend most time on the stage at school.
TNT - Thacker, Timothy N - currently a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. Avid mid-distance and long distance runner, qualifying for TSSAA State Championships for Cross Country.
TRC - Cox, Trevor R.- Trevor is a student athlete at Grace Christian Academy and would like to attend Vanderbilt to major in law.
VAP - Virginia,Pirkle A.- She is in the class of 2019 at Grace Christian Academy. She is the secretary for the student council. She loves to play golf and is on the high school team.
WHB- Buchheit, Wesley Hogan – He is an active member in Phi Beta and plays on the GCA baseball team. Spoke at Sevier Heights youth camp. Was involved in multiple mission trips to the Dominican Republic.
WJM - Martinson, Wade J. - junior at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville TN. He is active in the wrestling program.
WBZ- Zorn,William B. - Student at GCA. Went to Haiti spring break 2014. Helps lead a fifth grade small group.
WSD- Dorsey, Scott Wesley- Sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. He’s an active member of Phi Beta, plays football, and loves to hunt and fish. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee went to Gibbs High School, then transferred to Grace in January of 2016.
ZJB- Beck, Zach J - A sophomore at Grace Christian Academy. 16 years old. Lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.