About Us

Mission Statement

North American Christian School Accrediting Agency exists to partner with Christian educators in developing, securing, and maintaining accreditation for Christian schools.


To assist Christian educational institutions (pre-school, elementary, and secondary) in the development of quality programs through training and accreditation activities
To establish an organization witness of credibility, known as accreditation, and characterized by voluntary peer recognition of the academic performance, moral integrity, Christian character, and overall quality of programs offered by member institutions
To accomplish the above purposes as directed and in accordance with biblical standards and mandates


NACSAA provides appropriate leadership for the organization as well as the associations and schools that it serves.

Board of Directors

Mr. Edward Earwood, President

Current executive director of South Carolina Association of Christian Schools; he is the founder of NACSAA and a lifelong Christian educator who has served as teacher and administrator. He serves on the Board of Directors and Education Committee for American Association of Christian Schools. Edward has chaired and served on numerous peer review teams across the country; he is a long-time member of AACS Accreditation Commission.

615 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Phone: (803) 798-7558
Fax: (803) 798-7548

Dr. Joe Haas

Dr. Haas is a lifelong Christian educator, serving as both a teacher and administrator. He helped establish and currently serves as executive director of North Carolina Association of Christian Schools. He is the treasurer for American Association of Christian Schools and a member of the AACS board of directors. He has led his state accrediting association to full recognition with the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. Dr. Haas is a visionary leader in Christian education; he understands board polity and is a valuable NACSAA board member. He earned his Ed.D from Nova Southeastern University.

P. O. Box 231
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
Phone: (919) 731-4844
Fax: (919) 731-4847

Mr. Robin Mears

Robin Mears has a B.S. in Education from University of Montevallo in 1971. He holds a M.R.E in Covington Theological Seminary. After teaching and administrating in Christian schools in both Florida and Alabama for seventeen years, he began directing Alabama Christian Education Association. He has served on task forces for the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama Commission for Higher Education. He is presently a member of the Alabama Professional Development Team.

2534 Decatur Highway
Gardendale, Alabama 35071
Phone: (205) 631-3000
Fax: (205) 631-3090

Dr. Huey Mills

Dr. Mills has more than four decades of ministry in Christian education, presently serving as the pastor/administrator of a Christian school in Lancaster, SC. Huey is the president of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools and has served on the board of directors for twenty years. He is capable presenter and speaker at Christian school conventions; he brings educational expertise and practical wisdom to the NACSAA board.

1850 Kershaw Camden Highway
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
Phone: (803) 285-5565
Fax: (803) 285-0036


Edward Earwood

Columbia, South Carolina

State Representatives


Robin Mears


Dave Nichols

North Carolina

Joe Haas

South Carolina

Edward Earwood eearwood@christianeducation.org


Edward Earwood eearwood@christianeducation.org

West Virginia

Dan Brokke


NACSAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or ethnic origin. This policy applies to agency practices, including hiring and admittance of member groups. Further, we do not admit to membership nor enter into co-accreditation relationships with organizations with dissimilar nondiscrimination policies.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, was verbally inspired of God, and is inerrant and is our only rule in matters of faith and practice. We believe in creation, not evolution; that man was created by the direct act of God and in the image of God. We believe that Adam and Eve, in yielding to the temptation of Satan, became fallen creatures. We believe that all men are born in sin. We believe in the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, and the Deity of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We believe in the vicarious and substitutional Atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross. We believe in the resurrection of His body from the tomb, His ascension to Heaven, and that He is now our Advocate. We believe that He is personally coming again. We believe in His power to save men from sin. We believe in the necessity of the New Birth, and that this New Birth is through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, plus nothing minus nothing, in the atoning blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.