ECS announces Braxton Brady as new Head of School.
From Dave Morris, Interim ECS Head of School/Board Chairman
Dear ECS Community,
I am pleased to announce on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Evangelical Christian School that after months of prayer and seeking the Lord's guidance, Braxton Brady has been unanimously confirmed by the Board of Trustees and will serve as the new ECS Head of School.
Braxton currently serves as the Upper School Head and has made a tremendous impact on our students, parents, teachers and culture since he arrived on our campus last spring. His strong leadership skills, cultivated over years in Christian education, together with his enthusiasm and heart to disciple students in the Lord, combine to provide him the skillset, experience, and inspiration to further develop our school's vision to provide the best Christian discipleship in a challenging academic setting in the Memphis area. A Memphis native and ECS parent himself, he appreciates the history that makes ECS a stronghold in the community, and he also understands how our school needs to grow to continue to provide the Christian family a Christ-centered, biblically-directed education in our 21st century context.
Prior to arriving at ECS, Braxton served at Presbyterian Day School for fourteen years where he developed the Building Boys, Making Men discipleship program and co-authored Flight Plan, a devotional for boys. He concurrently served as the Assistant Pastor of Family Ministries at Harvest Church while also administering the duties of Director of Player Relations/Chaplain to the University of Memphis football team. Braxton received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Memphis and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Braxton and his wife, Carrie, have been married 21 years and have three children: Preston, ECS class of 2017; Bennett, ECS freshman; and Emma Sanders, ECS fifth grader.
"I am humbled to serve alongside gospel-centered teachers and coaches who know why we do what we do – challenge our students to know Jesus Christ and develop the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, leadership, and service to others. I could not be more excited about where we are going as a school community."
Braxton will begin serving as Head of School on January 1, 2019, and will also continue in his role as the Head of Upper School.
Please join me in welcoming and praying for Braxton as he leads ECS into the future for the glory of God.