PLANO (Aug. 25, 2014) — Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) announced that, after an extensive search, it has chosen Dr. Jon Lineberger as the school’s new director of major gifts. He will join the staff on Sept. 11. Dr. Lineberger will be responsible for establishing and cultivating key relationships within the community that enable Prestonwood Christian Academy to provide educational opportunities and transform lives for Christ. Dr. Lineberger has served as a member of the PCA Board of Trustees since 2013, but will relinquish that role prior to assuming the new position.
“Prestonwood Christian Academy is thrilled to welcome Jon Lineberger to our leadership team,” said Dr. Larry Taylor, PCA’s head of school. “Having served alongside Jon on our Board of Trustees, I have experienced his character and passion for Christian education, and I know he will excel in this role in our Office of Development."
Dr. Lineberger has been on staff at Dallas Baptist University (DBU) since 2001, serving as assistant vice president and directing DBU North for the majority of that time. In addition, Dr. Lineberger taught in both the College of Professional Studies and Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership at DBU. He earned his doctorate of education in higher education administration at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, his master of arts degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University and his bachelor of arts in psychology and sociology from Houston Baptist University. He is the author of two books: What God Did With A Mess Like Me: 17 Truths To A Changed Life and Tips For Academic Success In College: Habits That Will Make You A Better Student.
Dr. Lineberger is active in the community, having served as Frisco Chamber of Commerce chairman and Frisco Rotary Club president. In 2009. He was named Frisco’s Citizen of the Year, and he currently serves on the Plano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Dr. Lineberger and his wife, Gina, have three children attending PCA. The family has been members of Prestonwood Baptist Church since 2005.
About Prestonwood Christian Academy
The mission of Prestonwood Christian Academy is to assist Christian parents by helping equip students to embrace biblical truth, strive for academic excellence and model Christ-like leadership to influence their homes, churches and communities for Christ. Located in Plano, PCA has nearly 1,600 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. PCA is a ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church. The school also has a campus serving more than 60 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4 in Prosper as well as a Virtual Academy serving students across the nation and internationally at pcaplus.org. All three are currently accepting applications. Interested families should call 972-930-4010 to schedule a tour or visit prestonwoodchristian.org for more information.