History & Governance


FACS was officially founded on February 4, 1972, when the First Assembly Memphis Board of Directors authorized the formation of a Christian school to be housed in the church building. The school is multi-denominational, with more than 100 different area churches represented among the faculty and student body.

Since 1977, FACS has been continuously accredited by AdvancEd (formerly SACS).

Senior administrators are Wendell Meadows, head of school, Sharon Schaade, elementary principal, and Joe Newman, secondary principal.

In November of 1999, the school moved from a 6.75-acre campus on Highland Street to a 42-acre site at 8650 Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. Since that time, FACS added a second educational facility in 2009, renovated a beautiful log cabin on our campus (the oldest existing homestead still standing in Shelby County) in 2012 to serve as The Jones Center for guidance and counseling, and added an additional 13 acres in the spring of 2018.

FACS Governance

The following men and women currently serve on the FACS Board of Directors:

  • Mr. Lannie Abernathy
  • Mr. Justin Baker
  • Mrs. Diane Conklin
  • Mr. Mark Drane
  • Mr. Mike Frizzell
  • Mrs. Betty Hendon
  • Dr. Thomas Lindberg
  • Mr. Bill Perez
  • Mr. Jerry Pillsbury
  • Mr. Tony Sillyman (Chairman)
  • Mrs. Joella Waddell
  • Mr. Mike Wilson
  • Mr. Wendell Meadows (ex officio)