Here at BCS we want to remember our History. We see it as an important part of the school we are today. As Tryon Edwards once said, “Some of the best lessons we ever learn from our mistakes and failures. The errors of the past are the wisdom and success of the future.” While the school might not have had errors it definitely had some trials to navigate in its beginning years.
As Cynthia Woodard tells it, Brazosport Christian School was founded in 1980. Many people do not know this, but the school originally held classes at First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson instead of our present day campus located on Willow Drive. The school opened with 92 students after a group of families, who had been praying for a christian school, started the assembly. The school added a grade on every year as it gained more students, and eventually in 1992 the school offered Pre-K3 all the way up to 12th grade.
Sadly a fire broke out in the library of First Baptist Lake Jackson and spread to several of the classrooms the school used. However, that did not stop the spirit of BCS. Cynthia Woodard says that they continued with the school year and just used some of the houses across the street from the church to conduct classes. Then two years later in 1994, the school opened up its own building located off of Willow Drive. It was just one building to start out with, but the Lord continued to bless the school with students and a second building plan was drawn up. In 2001 the school officially opened up its second building that would house secondary academics and the new gymnasium for the athletics program.
What started out as a group of families praying for a school has now turned into a family and culture that has been going strong for 41 years. Without their dedication and prayers our school would not be where it is today. What could have been shut down with a fire, turned into a two building campus that now holds almost 300 students who are being disciplined and taught to serve the Lord. We are very thankful for the dedication of those who came before us, and let their perseverance inspire us to continue building the legacy that will go on for many more years to come.