Grace Christian School of Loris, S.C., an arm of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center, was first born in the hearts of Pastor Owen and Judy Johnson. Their vision was to have a Christian School where children could be trained in academics and the Word of God. This dream came to pass in August 1980. The School opened its doors with twenty-five students enrolled. Grades K-5 through 12th grade were offered. Pastor Johnson was the first principal and Mrs. Johnson taught first and second grades. The first year we had only one graduate. The school was first accredited on May 29,1981.
From the beginning, the church members have supported the school with their generous love offerings and prayers.
Realizing that children often become like their teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson sought teachers who would be an example not only in word, but also in deed.
A terrible fire destroyed the inside of the building on March 25,1984 forcing the school to relocate for a period of time. Over the years, the school has added to its program a Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Prom and a Sports program.
Through the years we have witnessed young people graduate and become successful adults. Many lives are changed each year as they accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. The Word of God is taught daily. This enables the students to grow spiritually.
Grace Christian School is unique in that it is a home away from home. Students receive love and correction daily from the staff. Many times the staff's hearts have rejoiced with the students over their accomplishments and cried with them over disappointments. No matter where their paths may lead, there is always a bond of love between the students and staff.
Each member of the Grace Christian School family is greatly indebted to God, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and all who have made Grace Christian School's vision come true.