Faith Christian Academy


At Faith Christian Academy our mission is to partner with homeschool parents in helping them to “raise up a child in the way he should go.”

C.A.T.E.S. Academy


The C.A.T.E.S. Academy provides a structured environment for students that strengthens their home life and enables healthy relationships with peers and others.

Student Testing


We offer state-of-the art testing and evaluation for your child to help you determine optimum curriculum and teaching methodology.

Seminars - Homeschooling Mechanics

Every child, every family is one of a kind.  Although we’re all made in the image of God, He made each of us unique. We have been developing these unique talents in children for 50 years, a key tool being our Homeschool Family Seminars .

Learning-Challenged to Gifted...There is a Curriculum for Every Child

Complete Support For Your Homeschooling Family

Families from across the country come to Faith Christian Ministries Central to have their children evaluated in its comfortable, non-threatening environment.  Dr. Paul Cates and his staff then explain evaluation results to parents in a quiet, home-like setting that almost belies the sophisticated, cutting-edge nature of his work of truly individualized homeschool plans. Behind the scenes, Dr. Cates’ attentive staff fills the needs of each customized curriculum from hundreds of titles available at FCM Central. Faith Christian Ministries is also a long time member of ACSI.

Faith Christian Ministries is sponsored by and affiliated with Faith Lutheran Church. FCM Central houses Dr. Cates’ offices and evaluation facility. We work to educate the student or students and the entire family.

Why Faith Christian Ministries?

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Dr. Kirk Cates

Dr. Kirk Cates

For the past 20 years, Dr. Kirk D. Cates has administered the tests given to develop the Individual Cognitive Plan (ICP) for each student. Learn More

Dr. Paul Cates

Dr. Paul Cates has devoted the past 50 years to childhood development, education, and spiritual training. He has a B.A. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. in Reading and Learning Disabilities, and a Ph.D. in eight areas including a major in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Cates was one of the of the authors of IEP and co-author of the ICP.  Learn More

Susan Foster

Individualized teaching for each student.  Learn More

Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (EST) (828) 435-0670
To call Dr. Paul Cates directly:  (772) 971-1967
To call Patti Cates directly: (865) 685-0658
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