Fairton Christian Center Academy was founded by Rev. Woodson and Shirley Moore. Woodson and Shirley were public school teachers and felt God calling them to establish a Christian school where Christian children could learn in a safe, wholesome environment. There were those who said that a Christian school could not survive in a small rural area like Fairton, but God was faithful to the vision He gave Rev Woodson Moore.
Many, many people were instrumental in providing the means for Fairton Christian to be established. There are stories of God working through young and old, rich & poor, uneducated & highly educated, and Christians as well as non-Christians. These people donated money, building materials, meals, time and labor, transportation, school and office supplies, expertise, etc. When a need arose, God provided the means to meet the need.
In September of 1978 Fairton Christian Center Academy opened its doors to 40 students that met in the basement of the little church. In the Spring of 1982, the school held its first graduation with 4 students receiving their high school diplomas.
Fairton Christian quickly outgrew the little church and in 1984 moved into a building about a mile from the current school which became known as the annex. After 8 years of construction Fairton Christian opened it’s new multi-purpose building in the spring of 1989 and transferred all its classes to the new building in the fall.
Over the years Fairton Christian has continued to grow and reach into the surrounding community. The current student body represents approximately 8 church congregations from communities throughout the Cumberland county area. Fairton Christian has a reputation for excellent academics, competitive sports, spiritual emphasis, diversity among staff and students and is well known and respected in the surrounding communities.
Fairton Christian Center Academy was established to give students a safe place to receive an education in a Christ-centered environment. We give the honor and glory to God for His intervention to fulfill the purpose for which Fairton Christian Center Academy was established and continue that purpose today.