Regent opened its doors in 1978, when God spoke clearly to the pastors and leaders of Bible Fellowship Church that He wanted a place where He could be free to touch hearts and lives. God wanted a school where His Word would always be lifted high, and where worship and His presence would be a way of life. With the help of Bible Fellowship’s then pastor, Kirk Duncan, a school for Kindergarten through Grade 12 was started in the basement of the church, then located on 104th Avenue near the Trans-Canada Highway.
Bible Fellowship Academy opened with almost 70 students, four teachers and a handful of helpers. There was no gym, no laboratories, and no playground – only a group of people whose common desire was to follow God’s leading. Today, Regent Christian Academy not only boasts a new name, but computer and science labs, a full-sized gym, and 39 acres of land. Our enrollment has reached 725 and continues to climb. In 1991, RCA opened an International School which today serves 125 students from various countries around the world. The growth continued in 2006 with the introduction of Regent Christian On-Line Academy. With a student body of over 1200, RCOA provides distance and home learning for families around the world. Regent also supports developing Christian schools within British Columbia.
Though much has changed over the years, the vision of the school remains the same as when it was started thirty-nine years ago. There is a desire among the staff and administrators of Regent Christian Academy to foster an environment where the Holy Spirit can touch and change lives, and equip young people to serve their communities with the love of Jesus. With God’s help, we will continue to do so for years to come.