Fayette Christian School is a ministry of Fayette Baptist Church. Our church and school are committed to providing a high quality Christian education for children as we partner with parents to influence a generation that is a driving force for change, both academically and spiritually.
HOW FCS STARTED
When Fayette Baptist Church was founded in August 2012, God had already stirred the hearts of our leaders for Christ-centered education. The church launched with a heart and desire to glorify the Lord and minister to the entire Fayette County community through the mission to "Know God Intimately, Grow Disciples Purposely, and Go Serve Others Intentionally."
The first three years of existence the church actually met at West Jr. High for its programs and worship services and was blessed to partner with FCPS in multiple outreach endeavors. Since that time the church has seen the Lord do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20) as it has been blessed to partner with each school, both public and private, throughout Fayette County over the years to impact students and families. Whether that be through teacher in-service, graduations, fundraisers, tutoring, substitute teaching, athletic teams and events, career days, after school clubs, chapels, or retreats, the Lord has opened doors for the mission to expand through education.
As the church began to grow in its first year, initial steps were taken in forming a School Discovery Team to simply explore the possibilities of starting a Christian school one day in Fayette County. This team met for almost a year in 2013 and collaborated with the staff regarding the discoveries. In addition to this, a Homeschool Support Ministry was also started in efforts to encourage families who might be educating their kids at home.
As plans were developed in 2014 for the church to purchase land and begin construction on a new campus additional steps were taken regarding school ministries. The church broke ground on construction in January of 2015 and moved into its new facilities on Highway 64 in October 2015 while also celebrating its 3 Year Anniversary.
Over the next few years, the church continued to pray about Christian education while meeting and collaborating with similar church/school ministries both locally and throughout the country. Our Summer Day Camp program was also launched in 2016 as an avenue to minister to families with kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade each summer.
In addition to these school developments, other avenues of outreach through restoration and recovery began and in 2018, the Hope House Food Pantry and Clothes Closet opened to the public.
Early in 2019, the church formed a Vision Team, along with a School Development Team, to begin taking action on the vision of starting a Kingdom School. The team spent over a year with meetings, conferences, tours of other Kingdom schools, research, and times of prayer together seeking the Lord on His plan for a school. As a result of all of this, Fayette Christian School was birthed in 2019 and officially launched in the Fall of 2020 as a ministry of the church.