Thursday, October 19, 2017

Our History


SCHOOL HISTORY

On September 4, 1973, Temple Christian School began as a ministry of Temple Baptist Church.  Archie and Lorine Kidd donated the money to begin Temple Christian School.  This dedicated Christian couple had no school-age children, but had a tremendous burden for Christian education.

The original building was purchased in August 1973.  The two-story building was put to immediate use by the school with the downstairs serving as the lunchroom and the upstairs providing classrooms.  The original enrollment was 42 students.

Over the years God graciously met the needs of Temple Baptist Church and Temple Christian School.  From the one building purchased in 1973, the ministry had grown to four buildings situated in a prime location on Rt. 29 by 1981.

In February 1983, a beautiful 48.7-acre tract of land was purchased.  By 1988, the Temple Baptist Church / Temple Christian School facilities were erected at the current location.  The school and church continued to grow, and in 2006 God blessed once more with the completion of a 26,000 square foot / 2.6 million dollar expansion that included a new cafeteria, fellowship hall, school offices, teacher’s lounge, library, and new classrooms for the middle and high school.

In 2013, Temple Christian School constructed a new regulation size soccer field and a new softball field.  In 2015, a complete renovation of our current gymnasium was completed.  It includes new bleachers, new flooring, new locker rooms, and new restrooms.  In the future, a new staging system will be added to allow more opportunities for large events.