About TCA

A Word from Principal Terry


Tabernacle Christian Academy & Revelator Child Care Center has stepped forward with great purpose and resolve to meet the challenge of providing a well-rounded education within the boundaries of Christian principles taught in God's Word, the Holy Bible. Our primary focus and desire as a school is to guide our students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to teach them the foundational and academic principles of education in light of the desires of our Heavenly Father, God.

I have been the school's principal since its founding in 1983. As an educator and pastor of Deliverance Tabernacle Church, I realize the importance of a high-quality, Christian-based education being made available and affordable to all people. Therefore, Tabernacle Christian Academy exist to serve students from childcare through high school. Our faculty and staff works hand-in-hand with you, the parents, to provide the best possible educational experience for your children.

I want to personally thank you for choosing Tabernacle Christian Academy & Revelator Child Care Center. May our work together produce students that are a true testimony for our Lord Jesus Christ.


Steven V. Terry

Steven V. Terry, Ph.D.
Principal / Director


Mission Statement

With the Word of God as our foundation, TCA exists to support the local church and to partner with parents to provide a Christ-centered education that:

  • gives the student the opportunity to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10)
  • challenges him to excel academically (Proverbs 1:7)
  • provides programs that disciple him to increase in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52).

Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School Norfolk VA

Our History

Our Beginnings
1983 - 1989

The school began with only 33 students in grades K-6. Each year thereafter, we added a grade until our first senior high class marched across the stage in 1990. 

See complete news article of our move.