About Us 2017-05-17T21:31:37+00:00


Welcome! Be a Part of the Dream of Impacting Students Lives through Christ Centered Education.

Nine years ago, we embarked on a journey to help South Baldwin county children discover the plans God has for their lives. Today, SBCA remains committed to this goal and is walking in faith as we prepare to embrace the future we know God has for us by launching the EXCEL. imagine. tomorrow. campaign.

We are looking for people, families, companies and organizations who want to partner with us to make a lasting impact on the future of SBCA. Your financial support makes a difference in students lives by providing a Christ centered education with the resources we need to continue raising up future leaders.

Together we can EXCEL towards the future God has for us. We hope you consider the life-changing power of the EXCEL campaign and place SBCA among your top charitable giving priorities.

Join us as we move forward by building a legacy for the future together!

Why Give?

By supporting SBCA, your gift reaches beyond physical walls. Some of the things you will support include:

  • Athletic & Fine Arts Facility Essentials, Programs, Equipment & Resources

  • Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Our Students

  • A New Fully Equipped Science Lab

  • Enhanced Campus Security

  • Community Missions Programs

Keep Up With Our Campaign Goal Progress

Items from each of our priority areas are represented in the two phases of the EXCEL. imagine. tomorrow. campaign.

Phase I

$150,000 – $250,000


Phase II

$250,000 – $400,000



Partnership Levels Weekly Monthly Yearly 3-Year Total
Signature $500 $6,000 $26,000 $78,000
Diamond $250 $1,083 $13,000 $39,000
Platinum $100 $433 $5,200 $15,600
Gold $50 $217 $2,600 $7,800
Silver $25 $108 $1,300 $3,900
Bronze $10 $44 $520 $1,560
Friends of SBCA $5 $22 $260 $780


Dawn Cranston
Dawn CranstonHead of School
Dawn Cranston has spent over 25 years as an educator. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis on elementary and early childhood education from Indiana University. She earned her Master’s of Education degree studying Educational Leadership at Concordia University. Mrs. Cranston has two daughters who attend South Baldwin Christian Academy. Mrs. Cranston has worked in both the public and private sectors of education. It has been a joy for her to serve in Christian education since 2005.
Karen Long
Karen LongDirector of Operations & Finance
Karen Long has over 25 years of experience in education. She attended the University of Mobile where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Long also did Master’s work at the University of South Alabama. In the public school system, she taught at-risk students ranging from K-4 to 5th grade. In recent years, Ms. Long has drawn on her 25+ years in ministry working with youths and adults as a middle and high school teacher. She serves as a wise and patient guide to the students; she also helps them with college testing and enrollment. Her oldest son graduated from Calvary Christian Learning Center and now attends Auburn University. Her other son graduated from South Baldwin Christian Academy in 2013.
Jessie Williams
Jessie WilliamsDirector of Marketing & Communications
Jessie Williams has over 17 years of experience in marketing and communications. She attended the University of West Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Master of Arts in Communications. Owner of Kakapo Marketing, a full-service marketing communications firm based in Foley, Ala., her previous experience includes serving as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Columbia Southern University and Waldorf College, Director of Marketing and Communications for United Way of Escambia County, Public Relations Manager for Southern Solutions PR, and Children’s Pastor of Liberty Church Foley Campus.

Every Gift Matters

Every gift at any level has the potential for making a lasting impact. Your commitment makes it possible to help provide SBCA students with the resources they need to discover excellence.