Twenty years ago the vision of Pastor Charles Redmond and First Baptist Church was born when the doors of First Baptist Christian Academy opened to 45 Pre-K through 2nd grade students and five teachers in August of 1993. Sharing church facilities on Pasadena Blvd., the academy continued to add grade levels and students. FBCA has been an accredited member of the Association of Christian School International since 1995. Our first graduating class received their diplomas in May of 2003. Many things have changed since those early days, but our commitment to academic excellence and Christ has remained firm.
Currently we are located at the intersections of Fairmont Parkway, Center Street and Red Bluff Road. FBCA now hosts over 400 students. Baseball, softball and football fields, a 15,000 square foot gymnasium, and a state of the art science lab have been added to the class and lunchroom facilities shared with the church. Over the next five years we anticipate to increase our school enrollment to 700.
FBCA is currently in a capital “Building the Vision” campaign to construct dedicated classroom space for both elementary and secondary students on the southeast corner of the church property. The proposed buildings will include a music suite, additional science lab, computer lab as well as classroom space. God is leading us into the future in order to touch the lives of students and families in our community and beyond.
Dr. Charles Redmond