I welcome you to the Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academic Center (GMCAC) and particularly, the Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy (GMCA). Since the opening of our Academic Center in 1989, God has brought us a long way, from a modest program to one of dual accreditations, from an obscure academy to one that is now state and nationally acclaimed. To God be the glory for all that He has done at and for Greenforest!

The administrative staff and teachers are here to serve the needs of you and your child. We believe that by working together, this year will be an enriching and highly rewarding experience for all of us.


We wish for you God’s rich and merciful blessings.

                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Emory Berry, Jr., Pastor

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

(Rom 8:13-14; I Corinth 3:16; 6:19-20; Eph 4:30)


I am delighted to lead the school ministry God has established at Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academic Center. We have been educating students with “Academic Excellence-God’s Way” since 1989. Our campus is located in the heart of South DeKalb County a community that continues to grow and change each year.  The Academic Center embraces and welcomes change because change is a natural part of life. While change is inevitable, there are several guiding principles that we must maintain in order to carry out the mission assigned to us by God.


  • We will honor Jesus Christ at all times.

  • We will continue to integrate scripture into our daily lessons

  • We will utilize proven academic principles that provide a solid foundation for student success


The teachers and staff at Greenforest take the responsibility of educating students in a caring Christian environment very seriously. We believe God has called us to continue to reach families locally, nationally, and internationally, with our rigorous academic program. Our challenging, Christ-centered education prepares students to excel in college and empowers them for the rest of their lives.


We have graduated over 300 students, and our seniors have a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate. I invite you to visit the alumni section of our website and learn more about these accomplished graduates.


Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent will have to make. We pray that you will find Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academic Center to be the best choice for your family.


Yours in Christ,


Millicent R. Black, PhD


Board Of Regents

The Board of Regents is the official policymaking and governing body for GMCAC. The board members serve in collaboration with the headmaster to set the academic center’s mission and goals.


Pastor Emory Berry, Jr., Pastor

Mrs. Rita Wyatt -Chair

Dr. George Bugg -Vice-Chair

Mrs. Yvonne Cawthon - Secretary

Mr. Wali Beyah

Dr. Millicent Black - Headmaster

Mrs. Sheryl Crawford

Mrs. Olivia Maupin

Dr. Fannie Tartt

Mrs. Julia Jones

Our Philosophy


 "And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children." Isaiah 54:13​


Our vision is to build a Biblical community of loving relationships, whose members daily and devoutly worship, love, follow, and model Christ as we pursue Academic Excellence-God's way.


The mission of Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academic Center is to achieve excellence by educating students spiritually, morally, and academically through cultivating Christian values and promoting Christian service.


Academic Excellence-God's Way


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