The story of
is a concrete manifestation of one man who had a deep faith in God. That man was the founder, Dr. Demetrio Coloso Macasa, Sr. With his vision, "To establish a school that upholds the importance of the preaching and teaching of the Word of God to young people", he believed that with the grace of God and with the commitment of other Baptist lay leaders, a school that transforms lives by touching the heart and educating the mind, nourishing the soul in the process can be established. Thus, in 1953, Dr. Macasa Sr., together with Pastor Epifanio dela Peña, gained the support of other faithful Christians in putting up a Christian academy. In 1954, their efforts were paid off, when Fellowship Baptist Academy (FBA) was established by a group of pastors and Christians under the Visayan Fellowship of Fundamental Baptist Churches (VFFBC) with the help of American missionaries namely, Mr. Gordon Wray, Mr. Hopper, Mr. Freiderichsen, Miss Doris Secor and Miss Mary Russel who were with the Association of Baptist for World Evangelism (ABWE).
Fellowship Baptist Academy (FBA) started a sectarian, non-stock, non-profit, fundamental secondary school that existed mainly on student tuition fees, benevolent donations from fundamental Baptist churches, individual Christians and later from its alumni. The high school had its humble beginnings with a starting enrolment of 212 students where Mr. Juan Gubuan served as the first Principal and Dr. Demetrio C. Macasa, Sr. as the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The very first building was constructed along Rizal Street surrounded by rice and cornfields.
By the grace of God, the school survived its struggling early years and was blessed with the members of the Board of Trustees who were generous and extended their resources sacrificially. The pioneering teachers and staff extended the same enthusiasm, passion and sacrifice in serving the school, living only within the school's meager budget for the sake of ministry. These blessed individuals persevered for they were inspired by a strong belief and commitment that they served the Lord in the ministry while serving the school. The harvest of souls was of greater value to them compared to their own personal needs. Undoubtedly, the school met financial crises but it stood firm and endured because it was founded upon the Rock-- the Lord Jesus Christ. Read More...