The steady growth of Family Christian Center’s educational outlets has been a feather in Pastor Rick VanWager’s cap for some time now. That’s because both Family Christian Center Preschool and Family Christian Center School (FCCS) have seen success after success for decades now. As founder of both schools, Pastor Rick VanWagner played a pivotal role in their creation and has been involved with oversight ever since. However, the growth isn’t something he has ever taken for granted. In fact, he has worked closely with school administration to ensure continued progress of the facility while making sure that the educational opportunities are enriching lives.
“As the founder and senior pastor, getting to watch these kids grow as they are nurtured and taught on this property is the realization of a long-time dream,” Pastor Rick VanWagner said recently. “I am so grateful to have such a strong leadership team both through the school and church, who fully support its vision and continued success of the school.”
In his welcome message to parents of prospective students, VanWagner notes that the beginnings of Family Christian Center’s preschool program has always welcomed interested families with open arms. Once the preschool sessions began, teachers and administrations have always worked to ensure that each child is safe and nurtured. Meanwhile, the foundation for future academic success and a trust in Jesus are continuously built upon. It should come as no surprise then that such a caring venture has seen numerous expansions over the years, including an infant room and dozens of other classrooms.
FCCS, which has grown into a full-spectrum educational outlet for grades kindergarten through 12th, is another point of pride for VanWagner. Founded in August 2010 as a K-5th grade program, steady increase in enrollment helped school administration decide that expansion was in everyone’s best interest. The most recent expansion was the March 2016 renewal of Florida League of Christian Schools accreditation through 2021. “The founding vision of the school is to provide a safe environment for students to experience excellence in education while they grow in faith, character, achievement and purpose,” VanWagner said recently.
Both educational institutions have been an immense point of pride for VanWagner, but Family Christian Center is still a church at its heart. For those looking for peace and a personal relationship with Jesus, then VanWagner encourages you to visit the Clermont, Florida-based church. For parents who seek a school that will reinforce the same values they teach at home, then the choice is clear.