Over the last few years there has been a desire in the heart of Pastor Jim Lassiter to see a Christian school opened at Cobbtown Holiness Church. Many of the members of the church also expressed that same desire. For quite some time individuals were coming to Bro. Jim and telling him they saw a vision of a school on the church grounds, while others were having dreams of a school in operation at the church. God was even placing this in the heart of believers who did not even attend church at Cobbtown.
Pastor Jim Lassiter could not overlook the overwhelming need for parents to have a place in this area where their children could be taught Biblical principles and Godly character, as well as, receive a great academic education. This became a regular prayer among the members of Cobbtown Holiness Church that God would give us wisdom and direction concerning the school He would help us open.
In January of 2010, Bro. Jim Lassiter presented to the church board the desire to open the school that year. There was 100% agreement that the church was ready to take on this awesome responsibility.
God began to bless! He provided us with the portable building we needed and many donations began to come in. God was making a way!
Bro. Lassiter having been a former A.C.E. student and being familiar with A.C.E. program, decided that it was the best curriculum for us to utilize. We began to go through the necessary training with A.C.E. to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Bro. Jim Lassiter and his wife, Sandra completed the Administrators Training Program with A.C.E. and after completion, Mrs. Sandra Lassiter took on the responsibility of principal for the school.
Mrs. Betty Davis completed the Supervisors Training Program and became the first supervisor of the school.
Mrs. Cindy Sanford blessed the school the first year by volunteering part-time as the school’s secretary. The following year, Mrs. Dru Douglas took the position as full time secretary and three more supervisor’s were added, Mr. Andrew Barrow, Mrs. Kayla Barrow, and Miss Gena Peck.
Cobbtown Christian Academy opened for school on August 25, 2010 with six wonderful students.
God has since blessed us with a larger facility and we have renamed the school Faith Christian Academy. We have also added two more to the staff, Mrs. Damaris Byler (chorus) and Mr. Nathan Leccese (supervisor).
We are so excited about what God has in store for Faith Christian Academy. To God be all the glory!