2 schools in Bowling Green merge as Legacy Christian Academy


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (KT) — Two historic Christian schools in Bowling Green are combining to establish Legacy Christian Academy of Bowling Green, labeling it as “a premier, one of its kind” pre-K through 12th grade school with the goal of impacting that region for future generations.

The school will be the result of merging Anchored Christian School and Bowling Green Christian Academy.

Anchored Christian School began in 1972 when Richard P. Oldham — after seeing God work in miraculous ways numerous times during his pastorate of Glendale Baptist Church — spearheaded an effort to provide a space for young people to be reared in an educational environment that would not only equip students with knowledge, but provide wisdom for godly decisions. Ultimately, the hope was that the students would surrender to the will of God for their lives and be sent out as ambassadors for Christ.

Then in 1994, a group of Warren County families embraced a similar vision, wanting a place where students would not only engage with higher education, but with a higher power. Bowling Green Christian Academy was founded with the goal of providing students a Christian education that encouraged commitment to Christ, academic excellence, high moral character and service to others.

Barry Fields, pastor of Glendale Baptist, said the new school will meet at Glendale’s 16-acre campus at 1807 Cave Mill Rd. The church is relaunching Sept.13 as Glendale at Cave Mill (glendalecavemill.com), behind a new Hobby Lobby, across from Greenwood Mall.

“Our 25,000-square-foot home comes equipped with 15-plus classrooms, complete with a high school gym and commercial cafeteria, with plenty of land to grow,” Fields said. “We aim to send hundreds, if not thousands, of our graduates out into churches, into mission fields, the medical field, education, the business world and the home, wherever their life’s calling may take them. Our prayer is that they will have the highest standard possible, which is to love the Lord our God with our minds. At Legacy ChristianAcademy, our mission is building a legacy of leaders for Christ.”

An open house will be tonight (Monday, June 22), beginning at 6 p.m. with a meeting at 6:30.

Back-to-school night is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. with a meeting at 6:30.

Inaugural transitional team members are Dr. John Mark Toby, transitional principal;

Dr. Mike Hammond, assistant principal, and Mrs. Betty Jo Hicks, assistant principal.

Inaugural board members are Rev. Jerry Gifford, chair; Bill Phariss, vice chair; Brad Cannon, treasurer; JoAnna Beddingfield; Rev. Barry E. Fields, school chaplain; Fredda Mansfield, secretary, and Stephen Stucy.

The school is now enrolling for the fall. For information about enrollment, visit the school’s website: legacychristianacademybg.com, or call the school office at 270-781-9077.

For other inquiries, contact Fields at 270-535-8876 or barry@glendalecavemill.com.


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