Grace Community School announces that after an extensive search, Mr. David Robinson will serve as diversity director and men’s varsity basketball coach.

“We are excited to have Coach Robinson on our team. He is an exceptionally gifted man with a strong faith and who shares our school’s heart, ensuring the great Christian education that Grace offers is available to as many different families across the entire spectrum of God’s people as possible,” said Jay Ferguson, headmaster at Grace Community School.  “We look forward to his fruitful work in connecting with our culturally-diverse families across Tyler and Smith County.”

Grace Community School believes diversity in schools, undergirded by the gospel, provides opportunities to value unity in Christ while celebrating the richness of our differences and bringing different perspectives.  It teaches us to love better, through appreciating the differences God created as an act of worship. Diversity also adds richness and enjoyment to life. Just as man and woman together reflect the image of God, so we, in diversity, more fully reflect the image of God, and our differing perspectives bring a more holistic view of God.

Mr. Robinson brings a wealth of experience, having been in the field of education for more than 13 years.  Before joining Grace Community School, Mr. Robinson was in Akron, Ohio where he taught Bible at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.  In addition to teaching, he coached women’s basketball, assisted in coaching football, and actively participated in the advancement of unity and diversity.  Before that, he spent nine years teaching Bible, coaching, and teaching physical education at Lakewood Park Christian School in Indiana.

“I was drawn to Grace Community School because of the direction that they are trying to go in as an organization. The leadership has a deep conviction and vision to have Grace Community School more accurately represent the community of Tyler, and more importantly, the kingdom of God,” said Mr. David Robinson, director of diversity and basketball coach at Grace Community School.  “There is a deep desire here not just be inclusive, but to celebrate our differences while not losing sight of the fact that there is so much about all of us that is the same.”

Mr. Robinson received his bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College. He and his wife, Erica, have two daughters, one who attends Grace and one future Grace Cougar.  They currently attend Grace Community Church.