History & Governance

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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’s 402 students moved from a 6.75-acre campus on Highland Street to the 42-acre site we currently occupy on Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. We’ve added nearly 400 students to our body since that time, added a second educational facility in 2009, and 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.

FACS Governance

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

  • Mr. Lannie Abernathy
  • Mr. Mike Frizzell
  • Mr. Lloyd Hawkins
  • Mrs. Betty Hendon
  • Mr. Bill Perez
  • Dr. Thomas Lindberg
  • Mr. Jerry Pillsbury
  • Mr. Tony Sillyman
  • Mrs. Joella Waddell
  • Mr. Fred White
  • Mr. David Willey
  • Mr. Mike Wilson (Chairman)
  • Mr. Wendell Meadows (ex officio)