School Spotlight: Fourth Baptist Christian School
Fourth Baptist Christian School began in 1966 as an act of conviction following earlier Supreme Court cases which removed God and prayer from public schools.
“So our pastor at the time, from his pulpit said we are going to start our own school,” explains school administrator Alan Hodak. “Because if God is not welcome anymore in the public school then we need to have a school where He is welcomed.”
Fourth Baptist Christian School continues to provide a Christ-centered learning environment for grades K through 12.
“The mission of Fourth Baptist is to train up children really in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,” says Hodak. “We want to give them a Biblical world view and what we are trying to strive for is we’re trying to put Godly teachers in front of our kids.”
Known for music
In addition to rigorous academics, Fourth Baptist has long been known for excellence in their music program. They recently concluded their Christmas concert which had over a thousand people in attendance.
“We did some sacred music, but then we did some fun music,” said music director Levi Kolwinska. “We ended with a combined song with all of our fourth through 12th grade students with our Senior High Band, so there was about 160 kids on the platform singing at the end.”
Fourth Baptist Christian School continues to prepare young people for life and offer an alternative to public education.
“Not only do we want to develop character, not only do we want to give them strong academics, but we want them to think as God would think,” said Hodak. “And then to obey the Word of God and live it out in their lives.”