Chris & Dana Paynter, FCA Founders

Family Christian academy was founded in 2007 to minister to the lives of children and families. Our School was established on the belief that all things are possible for those who trust in God. FCA founders, Chris and Dana Paytner, relied on God as they pioneered a school that engaged students in active learning, built self-confidence, eliminated labels and discipled students for Christ. Establishing FCA in their home with just 16 students, they quickly saw the promises of God come to fruition as FCA doubled the following year and moved to a church campus reaching more families. The core vision continued to expand in East Orlando as God remained faithful to the philosophy that all children are honored students! Blessed with a beautiful campus near Avalon, FCA desires to continue to provide a Christ-centered education that fosters community and grows students spiritually, socially and academically.