Faith Christian Academy began as a pre-school/day care facility in 1977. It was founded by Pastor William Geurin and the name chosen to spotlight the new facility was ‘Little Christian School.’ Because of very high child-education prices throughout the surrounding areas, it was Pastor Geurin’s vision to offer quality and affordable pre-school/daycare services to the public. The following year in 1978, kindergarten was added to the list of services offered. Subsequent grades were added each year until the sixth grade was reached. By 1989 the school was flourishing. Because of it’s growth, especially in the upper grades, Mr. Geurin decided to change the name of the school to ‘Faith Christian Academy.’ That year, not long after the name had been changed, Mr. Geurin passed away and left a legacy of affordable christian education to the public. In the early 90’s, after repeated requests from parents, it was decided to add the seventh and eighth grades. The school has remained at that level with no plans at present to add high school grades.
In 2014, because of state laws, Faith Christian Academy was no longer allowed to provide pre-school or daycare services. Under the vision of current pastor Kenneth Sullivan, the new pre-school/daycare facility ‘Kiddie Junction’ was born and opened in late 2014. One of the goals of this licensed facility is to continually provide affordable, christian education to families throughout the area and community.
Faith Christian Academy is a ministry of the First Apostolic Church. As a part of the church, the employees are, in reality, employees of the church.
An acre of land was purchased on what is now Highland Avenue. Construction on a new building began. (Later another 1-1/2 half acres was added.) The first building was completed in 1969.
Little Christian School, a day-care center, opened in 1977 and shared space with the church sanctuary.
The congregation quickly outgrew the building, and under the direction of Pastor Geurin, the present sanctuary was completed in 1982.
After a lifetime of achievement, Pastor Geurin passed away suddenly in 1989. Shortly before his death he chose the name Faith Christian Academy for the school which now serves over 120 students, preschool through eighth grades.
Sis. Oleta Guerin continued to be a pillar at First Apostolic Church and Faith Christian Academy until her passing in 2014.