As part of the twice-yearly Joe Campbell Service Day, the entire Brentwood Academy student body (788 students), along with the faculty, spread out across the community to serve various ways.

Under the direction of Spiritual Life Director Rian Berger, students did volunteer work at numerous nonprofits including Graceworks, Mercy Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, The Giving Garden, Preston Taylor Ministries, the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and 147 Million Orphans. Students also worked at a number of nursing homes, day care facilities as well as private and public schools. One group of students worked at Radnor Lake helping ready the park for spring. A total of over 55 various organizations received help from the students.

The day is named in honor of long time educator and BA faculty member Joe Campbell who believed strongly in students serving as a part of their educational process.

Brentwood Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students in grades sixth through twelve and located on a 55-acre campus at 219 Granny White Pike in Brentwood.

A group of nine senior boys, along with their advisor Col. Kent Bradford (far right) volunteered at the Williamson County Recycling Center cleaning up litter that’s blown out of trucks, as well as beautifying the center!

Junior Garrett Smith, assisted by Coaches Cody White and Josh Parkey, help clear the pathways and Radnor Lake.


Senior girls spent the morning cleaning toys at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.


Sophomore girls in Ms. Lindsay Fowlkes advisory group helped sort and stuff letters for the Graceworks Ministry staff.