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. Pastor 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, Pastor Crede followed the calling of God and joined the pastoral staff at Northside Baptist Church. He has been married to his wife, Tracey, for 33 years and has two children and a daughter-in-law — Garrett (30), his wife Avery, and Jessica (27).
A little more than 10 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.
With God in the center of everything it does, NCA continues to thrive academically, athletically, and spiritually. Under his leadership, this past fall NCA welcomed its largest number of new students and families. Currently, the school is approaching 1,000 students from birth through 12th grade. Such growth has directed the current construction of an elementary addition and a state-of-the-art middle school science lab on their main campus, as well as the creation of an additional elementary school in West Columbia.
God continues to show favor on NCA, as their students have demonstrated through academic and athletic achievements. 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. NCA’s athletic programs continue to excel with several teams making state playoffs and competing in state championships. Expansion of programs continues to give options for students’ individual talents. Athletic programs include middle school and varsity level teams. Arts programs include band, orchestra, choral, and drama opportunities. School-wide robotics and STEM education, 13 Advanced Placement course options, after school Fine Arts Academy, and a STEAM Summer Camp program allow for a variety of student interests to be met.
NCA’s No. 1 goal is to make sure students know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and that is the greatest impact that can be made in their lives. The vision is simple, “To lovingly lead and equip students to believe, defend, and proclaim the Truth.”