Boyd-Buchanan’s Ricky Perry has been named president of Goodpasture Christian School
In December of 2007, Goodpasture Christian in Nashville lost its president when Gilbert Drake passed away unexpectedly. The board of directors recently announced that Mr. Perry had been chosen to fill the role of president.
Mr. Perry has been active in Christian education for over 23 years, first as a student and graduate of Boyd-Buchanan and then moving on to serve at BBS as a teacher for seven years, a coach for 15 years, assistant principal for 10 years, and as Development Director for the past seven years.
As basketball coach at Boyd-Buchanan, Mr. Perry won the state championship in 1996, and he also led the 1987 Lady Buc Softball team to a state championship.
As Boyd-Buchanan’s development director, Mr. Perry has raised over $4 million for the school from 2003 to 2007.
“Although we will miss him greatly, we understand this is a great opportunity for Ricky,” said Boyd-Buchanan President Lanny Witt.
Ronnie Sewell, president of Alabama Christian Academy, called Mr. Perry “an outstanding Christian man with a tremendous work ethic. If tremendous character, a desire to excel, and a servant’s heart are a formula for success, then Goodpasture has many great years ahead, Lord willing.”
Jeff Whitehorn, CEO of Summit Medical Center in Nashville, said, "You have just selected an outstanding person as Goodpasture’s new president. Ricky is hard working and will give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is a hero to many people. Goodpasture has just hired the best person to lead and fulfill its mission.”
When asked about his experience at Boyd-Buchanan School, Mr. Perry stated, “It is with a torn heart that Gail and I head to Nashville to lead B.C. Goodpasture Christian School. Boyd-Buchanan School has given greatly to me as I have learned so much from so many students, teachers, staff and administrators.
"Boyd-Buchanan School is the finest Christian school with which I have ever been associated. I know it will continue to lead the way in Christian education in this area. Gail and I are excited to be stepping through this door that the Lord has opened for us. We want our friends and family in Chattanooga to be proud and happy for us.”