The miracle of Faith Christian School began in the spring of 1993 when a group of parents envisioned a non-denominational Christian school for Rocky Mount. Over 200 parents attended an initial meeting. It was determined that if the school could open with 120 students, it would be possible to launch such a venture. Arrangements and plans were made. Furniture was located; some refinished and some hand-built. Space was leased from Englewood Baptist Church, and school was in session. Before the first month of operation was complete, school enrollment did indeed reach 120.
That exciting beginning only hinted at the blessings to come! In its second year, the growth could not be contained on the Englewood campus. Additional facilities were rented from Parkwood Baptist Church and the elementary grades were moved to that campus. In October of 1997, 33 acres of land was purchased on Beechwood Drive. Development of that acreage is current and on-going. Athletic playing fields were completed in the spring of 1999 and are currently being used. In the fall of 2000, groundbreaking was held and construction begun on Phase I of the building project, a new elementary school building.
We rejoiced with the completion of this phase of the project in August of 2001. The year 2007 marked the groundbreaking of Phase II including middle school classes, gymnasium, and cafeteria. Our Middle School Campus was completed in 2008. In August of 2011, FCS completed Phase III by opening the doors of a new High School Facility with state of the art science and technology labs. In the fall of 2015, the FCS Board of Directors approved the purchase of an additional 34 acres for additional growth. This is all evidence of God’s blessing and the commitment of people who are ready to live by the school’s name: FAITH.
FCS is fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancEd. With an enrollment of over 400 students, 60 staff members, over 40 classrooms in regular use, computer labs, media center, fine arts programs and much more, we are well on our way to fulfilling Faith’s vision. To God Be The Glory! Please consider how God wants you to be involved in the work He is growing here at Faith Christian School. All of us at Faith Christian look forward to sharing more about this work with you and your family.