Brinkley Heights Urban Academy (BHUA) is a Christian school in North Memphis that enrolls 116 students in prekindergarten through grade 12. Its mission is to intervene in the lives of at-risk children in the Brinkley Heights community by providing a highquality, individualized education that promotes academic, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Tim Cox, known to most as Pastor Tim, is BHUA’s founder and executive director, but those titles only scratch the surface of his roles there. He can be found carpooling students as often as he is fundraising for the school. Cox started the school in 2004, with just a few grade levels, and its first two seniors graduated in 2017. For the 2019-2020 school year, 19 MOST Scholars, including one graduating senior, attend BHUA.