Lucy Charpie was raised in the Charleston, SC area and attended area schools. She received her BA degree in Christian Education from Southern Methodist College and her MA from Bob Jones University. She continued her graduate studies in Church History while teaching at Southern Methodist College, where she served on the faculty for 30 years.
She is married to Dr. James Philip Charpie who also teaches at Covenant Classical Christian School. They have one son, Ronnie. The Charpies now live in the Columbia area, are actively involved at North Trenholm Baptist Church, and have been members of the Covenant family since 2007 when Ronnie entered first grade.
Mrs. Charpie has been involved in the Christian school movement since 1980 and currently teaches high school history and rhetoric at Covenant Christian School. This is her seventh year as a member of the Covenant faculty.