4347 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC, SC 29072
Pastor Scott Crede is the Head of School for Northside Christian Academy and Executive Pastor of Northside Church in Lexington. Crede is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and attended Luther Rice Seminary. Additionally, he is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Leadership Columbia, and the ACSI Leadership Academy. In 2001, after a successful career in the business sector, Crede followed the calling of God and joined the pastoral staff at Northside Baptist Church. He has been faithfully married to his wife, Tracey, for 31 years and has two children — Garrett (28) and Jessica (25).
A little over ten years ago, God placed Christian education on the heart of Pastor Crede. Together with others, he co-founded and opened NCA in 2011. After much prayer and persistence, he sees the blessings of God flowing out on NCA as it continues to flourish.
Under Crede’s leadership, this past fall NCA welcomed its largest number of new students and families despite the pandemic. Currently, the school is approaching 850 students from birth through 12th grade. With God at the center of everything it does, NCA continues to thrive academically, athletically, and spiritually. Collectively, the school’s average overall SAT score is the highest in all of Lexington One and its students have a 100 percent college acceptance rate. Even in the face of the pandemic, NCA’s athletic programs have excelled with several teams making state playoffs and competing in state championships.
God continues to show favor on NCA, as it has been able to add a variety of new opportunities for its students. A few of the initiatives that have recently begun are the expansion of their athletic programs including middle school and varsity track and field teams, a girls soccer team, band, school wide robotics and STEM education, 13 Advanced Placement course options, expansion of its Fine Arts Academy, and an intensive STEAM Summer Camp program. Northside is also currently working on plans to add an additional 20,000 square feet for its new Math and Science wing.
The vison is simple, “To lovingly lead and equip students to believe, defend, and proclaim the Truth.”