Eddie McGinnis is the Founder and current Board Chairman for Community Public Charter School. Mr. McGinnis has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College graduating with honors in History in 1976. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from UNC-Charlotte and an Education Specialist Degree from Appalachian State University. For 30 years Mr. McGinnis served in various roles in Gaston County Schools retiring as principal of East Gaston High School in 2006. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Community Pentecostal Center in Stanley, North Carolina. He has served in that role since March of 2000. Mr. McGinnis enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife (Cecilia), daughter (Adrienne and husband Jason), son (Philip and wife Ashley), and 4 granddaughters (Madison, Morgan, Olivia and Maecyn). In founding the school, Mr. McGinnis believes that every child should be taught the values that this country was founded upon and that all students should have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream of a quality education that prepares them for success in the future.