Groundbreaking and Dedication for Next Phase of Development
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, members of Wesleyan’s school board and administration, current donors of the building campaign, and other special guests gathered at Wesleyan Christian Academy’s future location on Sandy Ridge Road for a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony for the next phase of our school development.
It was a wonderful celebration and a blessing for all in attendance, as the faithful hand of God has clearly been at work from the very beginning, even before the school’s inception. Ernstena Parker, the widow of Clyde Parker, Sr. founder of WCA, shared with the audience her husband’s initial vision for the school. As she reflected on the first donors in 1970 who gave to help build the school, she so eloquently expressed that the results of their generous giving were for a lifetime as she quoted II Corinthians 9:10, “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”
Head of School Emeritus, Joel Farlow, shared that just as “God had a plan beyond anything we could have envisioned” when the academy was constructed in 1970, we can be encouraged that today God has a specific plan for this phase of development, and the future of Wesleyan Christian Academy.
To date, more than $5.3 million has been raised for this campaign! We will continue to meet with and invite our families and friends to partner with us to raise the necessary funds to incorporate the site development, outdoor programming, and a few athletic fields into this phase. You will see bulldozers beginning the site development work this summer, and once construction is complete, we will hold a Ribbon Cutting event, inviting our entire school family to celebrate this exciting milestone.
As we reflect on the past, give praise for the present, and expect great things in the future, we are humbled by God’s faithfulness and calling to serve even more families with our mission, which is to partner with families by providing a biblically-based, college-preparatory education so that our students will be equipped to serve Christ and influence the world.
If you would like to read the article about the groundbreaking that was inThe High Point Enterprise, please click here.
Dr. Rob Brown
Head of School