In December of 2008, Freedom Christian Academy was established, whose mission is to create a nurturing environment that encourages and equips its students to fully seek truth for their lives, producing citizen-leaders of excellence, wisdom, and Christian faith. God confirmed this through His Word in Galatians 5:13, “For you were called to Freedom brethren; through love serve one another.” Not only had God established a new school, but He had named it for them! An Advisory Council of ten committed believers from different local churches was commissioned to give direction and advice to the school leadership and to construct bylaws for governance. The affiliation with ACSI came shortly after, and the commitment to accreditation was made by all shareholders.
Now that the new school was established, location was the next important issue which was soon solved by the generous offer from Mount Carmel Church in Fayetteville. They offered temporary housing to the new school based on a prophetic word they had received to have a school on their grounds. For two years, Freedom was located on Owen Drive as they grew from 100 to 200 students and from 12 to 22 teachers/staff. In December of 2010, Freedom leadership knew it was time to locate a permanent home, and God revealed His new location, so necessary because of the tremendous blessing of added families. The Technimark Building on Gillespie Street that paralleled 301 South was put on the market, and, even though there was very little money, there was much faith. With help from generous friends and investors, the capital was raised, and the building was purchased. With the effort of a Christian general contractor and architect, a beautiful plan began to unfold, and a warehouse was soon transformed into a schoolhouse that would honor our God and our country.
Now, Freedom has over 550 students including a Pre-School – Grade 12 with duel accreditation with ACSI and Cognia. Housed on site is Freedom Courts, a full four-court athletic facility which is home to many state-wide tournaments and camps, and the proud sponsors of a cafe and coffee shop. In the fall of 2015, stadium seating and a weight room were added. Our beautiful softball field is mere steps from the Academy. We are profoundly grateful to each person who has invested their time, talent, and resources to build Freedom.
To God be the glory, great things He hath done!