“My year at Gillespie was an enormous blessing in every way. If you want to learn to know and treasure God’s Word more, wrestle through its application to all of life, and abound in a life of service to Christ and His Kingdom, Gillespie is the place to go. And if you don’t want the aforementioned things, go anyways and find out why and how God and His Word do matter. Whatever you do afterward, this year will help immensely. I’d heartily recommend Gillespie to anyone; no reservations!” | R.B.
“My year at Gillespie was the most amazing year of my life. Don’t let people scare you into thinking you can’t do it because it’s too hard. It might be challenging at times but the knowledge and friendships and whole experience which you will gain from the professors and everyone there will make even the hard times wonderful memories.” | K.H.
“This past investment year of Gillespie has been a blessing to my faith in teaching me not only what we as Christian believe, but also as to why we believe what we believe and to defend that against the world that I live in. The professors and courses all provide necessary head knowledge but more importantly an application for myself. It has shown me to rely more and more on Christ alone. The opportunity of fellowship with the fellow students has also been a blessing to my faith. In short, don’t look at it simply as a “gap year” but an eternal investment that stores up treasure in our future home.” | R.V.
“Gillespie Academy is a one-year power house of Christian reformed biblical theology. It encapsulates you in a biblically based, theologically rounded, and ethically positioned worldview that will help your adult and senior years in a walk with God. This is what it has done to me, and my two other siblings that have gone before me. During my year at Gillespie Academy I was taught how to look at the world through the glasses of the Bible and how to stay firm against the temptations of the world, flesh, and devil. Being surrounded by God fearing professors and zealous young adults taught me the splendor of having union with the saints. Another wonderful thing about Gillespie is how it places Christ at its center and puts the point clearly across that the Christian puts Christ before all things. Before your secondary education begins… Christ, before your career takes off… Christ, and before your family…. Christ. “For He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Col. 1:17 Young men and women of the faith, build your house upon the rock for the winds of trial will surely come. The best part of Gillespie Academy is that it teaches the Word of God.” | M.B.
“I am extremely grateful for the time I was able to spend at Gillespie Academy. I thank God for establishing a place for young people like myself to fellowship with like minded believers, grow in faith and knowledge of the Scripture, and be under the care of some of the most Godly and caring men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The professors are always willing to answer any question a student may have, in class or out. The knowledge and growth I acquired during my time at Gillespie is something which will continue to impact my life in years to come.” | E.W.