Fresno Christian: Going Places

Fresno Christian: Going Places

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Feather journalists pose for a picture after an interview with Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s Chief of Police, Feb. 20.

Families, friends, alumni, and supporters of Fresno Christian will gather for the 36th annual FCS auction, March 9. This year’s theme, ‘Going Places’ focuses on the school’s future and ways students contribute to their communities.

The legacy of Fresno Christian continues to have an impact on the school’s vision for the future.  The dream for a quality Christian school for Fresno began in 1970 when pastors and educational leaders met with a united vision to consider the possibility of establishing a Christian school. Seven churches in the Fresno area agreed to set aside denominational differences to support the vision for a school that would not compromise God’s word, or settle for anything less than the pursuit of excellence in the classroom.

Classes began in 1977 with 135 students in grades K-6. Today ​over 600​ students are enrolled Kindergarden through 12th grade. Since then Fresno Christian has sent more than ​98% of it’s students students to 89​ colleges around the world, including ​Harvard and Oxford.

Leading up to the auction, The Feather traveled around the city interviewing many influential people, including Bob Whalen, Jerry Dyer, Lee Brand, and Paul Loeffler.  They offered their thoughts about the affect that Christian education and youth has on the city and in current society.

Jerry Dyer, the Police Chief of Fresno acknowledges the impact Christians can have on the city and encourages alumni to support the school.

“I want to challenge the alumni of Fresno Christian to get behind the school, in a big way,” Dyer said. “Financially, through prayer, but what we have in Fresno through Fresno Christian is very, very special, and we don’t want to loose that.”

The following video highlights Fresno Christian’s affect on the community with local leader interviews, also starring FCS students Macie Thompson, ’19, and Rooney Silveira, ’30.

For more information about the auction and more quotes from Whalen, Dyer, Brand and Loeffler, read 36th FCS auction ‘Going Places’ highlights student involvement, March 9.

The author can be reached via email: Wesley Hinton, Instagram and Twitter.

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About the Author:

Wesley Hinton
First year video journalist, Wesley Hinton, ‘20, plans to hone his filmmaking skills over the ‘18-’19 school year. If it’s a Saturday or merely a half day at school, it’s likely you’ll find him with his family and friends at Millerton Lake, wakesurfing. Hinton loves playing keyboard for the school worship team, and leading worship at his church. It’s one of his passions. He also loves serving the community through mentoring junior highers at Fresno Christian in brother to brother, a social mentoring program designed to build relationships and school community. Another citywide outreach he is involved in is Breakaway, where Hinton learned a different perspective of the city of Fresno and the opportunities available. Hinton aspires to eventually own a business, knowing video will help him with marketing and promoting a business, Hinton also strives to use film to uncover truth and speak life to the community. On The Feather, Hinton hopes to improve his camera, video and journalistic skills.

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