Milford Christian Academy was converted from a burden to a reality in 1973. Dr. Keen and the First Baptist Church of Milford felt a strong burden to develop a Christian school for the children of the membership of the church as well as other local churches.
The school started in the church basement at 745 Center Street with grades one through eight and sixty-three students. In those days, the boys’ basketball team practiced in a classroom on bad weather days, but when the weather was good they moved outside to the parking lot where they nailed a netless rim to a telephone pole. In 1976, the academic program expanded to include advance courses such as, Chemistry and Algebra II and the first yearbook, “Hupernikao”, was published.
In 1976, the Lord made land and a building available on Woodville Pike where the student body of MCA increased to include all twelve grades. The first graduating class celebrated their commencement in June of 1977. Since then, many graduates have gone to the mission field, pastored churches, served in other fulltime ministries, and secular positions just as pleasing to the Lord.
Milford Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Milford and dedicated to the glory of God. Milford Christian Academy is not an alternative to public education, nor are we simply a private school- we are a Christian school. The primary objective and purpose of Milford Christian Academy is to train Biblical Mission – minded servants for all levels of ministry while providing an excellent education. The teachers of Milford Christian Academy realize the solemn responsibility before God in molding the life and character of each of their students in order to give a good foundation for each student’s future.
Statement of Philosophy
We have seen God bless MCA over these many years. The school exists to encourage and assist families committed to fulfilling the Biblical mandate of rearing their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
The major responsibility of educating children in Christ-like behavior is that of the parents. No school can ever replace a God-fearing, Christ-honoring home. The school’s job is to supplement the home training of the child. MCA will not condone behavior that is socially, morally, or academically unacceptable. We expect parents to support our actions. Upon first establishing and reinforcing the parents’ priority of training children in spiritual values, MCA will then focus great energy on academic excellence.
Statement of Faith
MCA is a ministry of First Baptist Church and believes and teaches the doctrines of the Christian faith as embraced by the historical, Biblical Baptist position. We believe in the divine inspiration of the Scriptures; the triune God; the fallen nature of man and his just condemnation; salvation by grace through faith, the free gift of God; the necessity of repentance and faith brought by the Holy Spirit; the glorious display of God’s purpose and grace; the progressive work of sanctification; the keeping power of God; the harmony of the law and the Gospel; the prominence of immersion and the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper; the devout observance of the first day of the week; the honoring of civil government; the resurrection of the righteous to eternal life and the wicked to eternal damnation; and the eminent, personal, pre-tribulation, pre-millennial return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. MCA believes in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. Only the King James Version is used in the pulpit and for classroom instruction.