A Christian Community
Fork Union Military Academy was founded in 1898 by Dr. William Hatcher, a prominent Baptist minister. Christian values and biblical principles continue to undergird the entire program of Fork Union Military Academy.
Our cadets are expected to conduct themselves with kindness and respect. This expectation is reinforced and clarified in the chapel services and student assemblies held during the week and on Sunday mornings.
Our goal is to provide young men a framework within which they may apply themselves toward achieving their academic potential while growing as men of character and integrity.
While the Academy is proud of our affiliation with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, our student body reflects the broad diversity of religious belief found in our world.
Cadets are actively involved in community service projects in our region and across the world, ranging from helping elderly neighbors stack firewood and providing landscaping help, to participating in blood drives, food drives, visiting area nursing homes and hospitals, volunteering in food kitchens, serving at Special Olympics events, and helping raise money and awareness for a variety of causes.
Christian Leadership Speakers Series
We bring speakers to campus to speak with our Corps of Cadets as part of our Christian Leadership Speakers Series. Each of these speakers comes from a background of success and service in a variety of fields and each can speak to the central role their Christian faith and values has played in their lives.
Past speakers have included the following:
- February 16, 2017 – Mr. John A Denison Jr. (Senior Director of Tax at Adams, Jenkins & Cheatham, PC)
- October 11, 2016 – Mr. George Martin (managing partner of the McGuireWoods law firm)
- September 15, 2016 – Mr. John White (Owner and Operator, Renaissance & Research Triangle Chik-Fil-A)
- May 5, 2016 – Mr. Bob Bruton (CEO, The Gypsy Project)
- April 21, 2016 – Mr. Shawn Boyer (Founder, Snagajob & Gazzow)
- February 2, 2016 – Mr. Dois Rosser (Founder, International Cooperating Ministries)
- January 21, 2016 – Mr. George McGovern (Chaplain, NY Yankees and NY Giants)
- October 29, 2015 – Rev. Don Davidson (Pastor, First Baptist Church of Alexandria VA)
- April 28, 2015 – Mr. William Murray (Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition)
- March 19, 2015 – Mr. James Reid (Owner, Sweet Frog store in Warrenton)
- December 11, 2014 – Mr. Geoff Stiff (President, International Cooperating Ministries)
- October 7, 2014 – Mr. Colin Hanna (President, Let Freedom Ring)
- April 29, 2014 – Mr. Barry DuVal (President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce)
- March 4, 2014 – Mr. Jason Walker (Vice President, UPS Freight)
- December 5, 2013 – Mr. Steve Stirling (Executive Vice President, ChildFund International)
- April 30, 2013 – Mr. Steve Hupp (Corporate Secretary, Estes Express Lines Inc.)
- February 26, 2013 – Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr. (Founder, S.T.A.N.D.)
- December 6, 2012 – Dr. Paul Barrett (Dean of College of Business & Economics, Longwood University)
- April 3, 2012 – RADM (ret.) Frank Rennie (Lawyer with CowanGates);
- March 1, 2012 – Mr. Harry Hoffon (CEO, Eagle Fire Inc.)
- May 12, 2011 – Dr. Bob Rhoden (Executive Presbyter, Assemblies of God)
- April 21, 2011 – BG (ret.) Patrick Finnegan (President, Longwood University)
Video: Mr. John White, Owner and Operator of Renaissance & Research Triangle Chik-Fil-A in North Carolina and grandson of Chik-Fil-A founder, the late S. Truett Cathy. Mr. White spoke as part of our Christian Leadership Speaker Series.