First Assembly of God in Conroe, Texas was established in 1923. Many pastors served the conservative, evangelical church during the years prior to February 1983 when Pastor Lloyd Maddoux accepted the invitation as Senior Pastor. Pastor and Mrs. Maddoux began feeling the vision and great need for a Christian School to be established in the community.
Through this vision, Lifestyle Christian School was birthed in January 1985. Several families in the church approached Pastor Maddoux with the request for providing a Christian School for their children for the remainder of the school year. These families had been involved in Christian Education but had become displaced through difficult circumstances. Lifestyle Christian School began with eight students and one teacher. Enrollment was limited to only the families of these eight students until Lifestyle Christian School officially opened with a traditional classroom setting in the fall of 1985.
The vision of Lifestyle Christian School was based on the three-fold cord of family, church, and school. As an extension of the home, Lifestyle Christian School’s mission was to make disciples. Lifestyle sought to enroll students whose families had made a commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior rather than as an evangelistic school. These students would be taught a LIFESTYLE reflecting Jesus Christ and God’s Word. Pastor Maddoux signed off each day on his radio broadcast with these words, “Christianity is not a religion, but a lifestyle Jesus commanded us to live.”
Lifestyle Christian School is accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
With the growth of the school and the church, the body soon found the need for additional facilities. In 1991, a church facility located at 1001 Wilson Rd. was purchased and converted into an elementary campus and gymnasium. In 1993, two portable buildings were added to the Hillcrest location providing four very much needed large classrooms for the secondary classes.
The leadership of First Assembly began looking for property where a master complex could be developed to needs all of the needs of the growing ministry. In September of 1996, twenty-five acres on I-45 was purchased for this purpose. The land was cleared and some ground work was done when the work came to a halt as a result of a legal issue concerning drainage. During this time, the body realized their original plans were limited in usage and new plans were developed.
The property on Wilson Rd. was sold and was rented back for a couple of years, then both campus were combined at the main facility on Hillcrest. The Hillcrest property was sold and we made an agreement to rent back the facility for one year while the new owners sold their property. Work on our new facility was underway but the building was not completed when we had to make a move. In June, 2006, we moved all of the ministries into a 92,000 square foot construction site where we worked weekly to complete areas and obtain occupancy permits to conduct ministry. In the fall of 2006, Lifestyle Christian School began classes in the present facility located at 3993 I-45 North. As more rooms were completed and occupancy permits issued, classes were moved upstairs for the secondary students. Through fundraisers and gifts, the gymnasium flooring was installed and we have enjoyed this blessings. We are continuing to open up additional classes as the funds are available and look forward to the day when the large computer lab and library are completed.