Kingdom Academy of the Arts

About Us

Contact Information

Mailing address: 1705 Kingdom Rd; Bell Buckle, TN 37020
Phone number: Text or Call: 615-663-1517
Email address:

Meet the Family


Ron Tuggle functions as administrator of Kingdom Academy and enjoys staying behind the scenes facilitating events. When Ron purchased the property at 1705 Kingdom Road in Bell Buckle, he had a vision for using the property to bring glory to God's kingdom. Ron enjoys meeting all the people that funnel through our camps.

Malinda Tuggle is manager and instructor of Kingdom Academy of the Arts. She is a homeschool mom of 22 years and mother of seven children, all who are past and present camp instructors. She has been interested in art since a young age. She received her BA degree in Art Education from Ohio State University. Her background includes instructing children in the public school system for ten years, teaching art appreciation at Middle Tennessee State University and teaching the homeschool community at local tutorials and cooperatives since 1991. In 1999, Kingdom Academy of the Arts was launched. She began offering worldview art camps, and has since expanded the program to include the Worldview Study Program as well as the various other camps several times a year.

Scott, the eldest son of Ron and Malinda, is now married to our beautiful daughter-in-law Lina. They have both graduated with Masters Degrees from schools in California.

Chris, the second son of Ron and Malinda, is enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Claremont McKinna in CA. He has a passion for literature and is a very gifted teacher, and one of these days, we anticipate he will teach at the college level. Chris has an ability to share his love of the author and his work in such a way as to leave students with a desire to read more.

Krystle, our third daughter, is working full time as a child life specialist at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The Lord uses her in such amazing ways. She has the sweetest disposition and loves serving others.

Courtney, now married to Andrew Lara, gave us our first son-in-law. Summer 2013, she came back to instruct at the Proverbs 31 Domestic Arts camp. We hope her schedule as a nurse and time as a married lady will allow her to continue to work part time at Kingdom Academy. She and Andy have given our family the first grand baby and are expecting the second one in June. Kingdom Academy is taking off the months of July and August for that reason.

Kevin needs much prayer these days.

Claudia and Kelly, along with Kevin, are not children of our womb, but they are children of our hearts and they fill our lives and our home with much joy. Both girls are still at home, studying hard, have learned the English language beautifully, and help out at Kingdom Academy as their school schedules allow.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Jessica Morrison Taylor for providing her photographic expertise for this website.