Jason Lange, Pastor/Superintendent
The History of
Immanuel Christian Academy
In 1997, Immanuel Christian Academy was started as a non-profit ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church, in order to provide Wayne County, KY with a school where sound academic instruction is integrated with the Source of all truth - God's Holy Word. The school is located in the church's main building and in the Family Life Center directly behind it, which includes a 7,000 square foot gymnasium, classrooms, and a school cafeteria. The campus has two fenced playgrounds: one for preschool students and one for the older students.
The landscape of today's world is marked by a man-centered worldview, an inordinate sense of entitlement, and an abandonment of morality and ethics the likes of which this nation has never previously experienced. It is vital that our young people are taught God's truth from God's authority - His Holy Word. That is the only way we can ever expect our young people to have a biblical worldview.
Our youth also need to understand that God's truth permeates every single discipline in which they will study, whether we're discussing science, mathematics, history, etc. As we partner with parents and families to equip these students, it is imperative for all involved to know that ICA is not just an extension of a local church's Sunday School department, but an institution that strives to encourage students to think critically, using God and His Word as their filter.
There is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom concerning God's wonderful creation, how He has interacted with man throughout human history, and how His natural laws and processes affect the balance and structure of everything we do, think, and feel throughout the course of our lives.
It is our desire to see our students "increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52), and fulfill the words that Paul recorded in Ephesians 3:16-19, ". . . to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." This type of life will bring glory to God, which in turn will impact their families, their communities, and their world for eternity.
This is our focus, this is our mission, this is our prayer, and this is what we promise to pursue, with excellence, as we educate the students whom God has entrusted to us on a daily basis.