A Message from the Head of School
What is old is new again! The old expression is certainly applicable to this coming school year with me and Brazos Christian. Joining with you all at BCS is a particularly meaningful to me. As a former head of school at Brazos, I graduated the first five seniors from our school and it was an exciting time in the life of BCS. It is an honor to serve, once again, at Brazos Christian and reacquaint with the BCS family.
As the years have passed, Brazos Christian has remained true to its mission.
Training, equipping, and educating students to impact the world for Jesus!
Brazos Christian School is a nondenominational Pre-K through 12th grade school focused on providing a college preparatory curriculum with classical elements and a biblical worldview, assisting parents in developing the whole child with a passion for Jesus Christ, a joy for learning, and a lifelong quest for truth, wisdom, and virtue.
The campus has been vastly improved and the programs have grown, but BCS remains Christ centered and has continued to instruct students according to the historic truths of the Christian faith. The three-cord strand of church, home and school is not easily broken! Colossians 1:28 gives us an apt description of Christ centered education, “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” There is no more noble nor important endeavor!
If you are interested in BCS for your family, please make an appointment and come see if what I have said is not true. You will be met by some of the best people in the city. We are ready to meet you and welcome you to our campus. Tours can be scheduled and additional information obtained by calling our office at 979-823-1000, or by contacting our Director of Admissions, Jori Kennedy.
William Walters, Ph.D.
Head of School
These are the essential beliefs and teaching positions to which BCS adheres.
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative word of God.
We believe in one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His substitutionary and atoning death, in His resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His eventual, personal return to power and glory.
We believe in the necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation due to the exceeding sinfulness of humanity; and that individuals are justified by grace through faith solely by the accomplished work of Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of those so saved to glorification in heaven and of all others to damnation in hell.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all true believers in Christ.
Yearly School Verse
Each year, the Brazos Christian School Lead Team comes together and chooses a passage from the Christian Standard Bible that represents one of our five Core Values. We ask students, families, and faculty/staff to commit the verse to memory throughout the school year, and a portion of the verse is featured on our Spirit Shirts.
2023 - 2024 School Verse - IDENTITY IN CHRIST
Romans 8 : 31 - 39
31What, then, are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He did not even spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything? 33Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. 34Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. 35Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
Because of you
we are being put to death all day long;
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 119 : 9 - 16
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping your word.
10 I have sought you with all my heart;
don’t let me wander from your commands.
11 I have treasured your word in my heart
so that I may not sin against you.
12 Lord, may you be blessed;
teach me your statutes.
13 With my lips I proclaim
all the judgments from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in the way revealed by your decrees
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and think about your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your Word.
James 1 : 19 - 27
19 My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, 20 for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like someone looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of person he was. 25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who works—this person will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, his religion is useless and he deceives himself. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Romans 15 : 1 - 13
1 Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. 2 Each one of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself. On the contrary, as it is written, The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me. 4 For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures. 5 Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one mind and one voice.
7 Therefore welcome one another, just as Christ also welcomed you, to the glory of God. 8 For I say that Christ became a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers, 9 and so that Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and I will sing praise to your name. 10 Again it says, Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people! 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; let all the peoples praise him! 12 And again, Isaiah says, The root of Jesse will appear, the one who rises to rule the Gentiles; the Gentiles will hope in him. 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Peter 2 : 9 - 17
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and exiles to abstain from sinful desires that wage war against the soul. 12 Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that when they slander you as evildoers, they will observe your good works and will glorify God on the day he visits. 13 Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the emperor as the supreme authority 14 or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good. 15 For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. 16 Submit as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but as God’s slaves. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brothers and sisters. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
2 Timothy 3 : 12 - 4 : 5
12 In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you, 15 and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
1 I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of his appearing and his kingdom: 2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching. 3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear what they want to hear. 4 They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But as for you, exercise self-control in everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
1 Corinthians 13 : 1 - 13
1 If I speak human or angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give away all my possessions, and if I give over my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, 5 is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. 6 Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. 13 Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love — but the greatest of these is love.
Philippians 2 : 1 - 18
1 If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the interests of others.
5 Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. 7 Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, 8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death — even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow — in heaven and on earth and under the earth — 11 and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing, 15 so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world, 16 by holding firm to the word of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing. 17 But even if I am poured out as a drink offering on the sacrificial service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 In the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me.
A prayer group of members from First Baptist Church in Bryan, TX started researching and planning what it would take to start a Christian school which integrated God and His principles into every subject taught to their children throughout the day.
The Gardner, Lawless, Lundberg, Reese and Shellenberger families took up the banner and did the heavy lifting to make Brazos Christian School a reality.
Brazos Christian School opened its doors for the first time on the campus of the United Freewill Baptist Church on Tabor Road. Three small classrooms were made available to the school, and that first year featured four kindergartners and 13 students in grades 1st - 6th.
In its second year, BCS grew to 69 enrolled students and had to move locations to the Grace Bible Church campus.
In the third year, 129 students enrolled at BCS. To accommodate this growth, eight portables were purchased from Snook I.S.D. and placed around the Grace Bible Church gymnasium.
Trina Rigsby was hired as the school's librarian, nurse and office manager. She exhibited a passion for reading and planted this deeply within the hearts of the students at BCS. Mrs. Rigsby served as the school's librarian until she lost her battle with cancer in 1996. The school's library was named after her to honor and commemorate all of the Rigsby family's contributions to the school.
Brazos Christian School moved to its current location on approx. 30 acres on West Villa Maria Road.
Brazos Christian School held its first graduation ceremony for its first graduating class, which featured five seniors.
Heads of School Over The Years
1981 - 1982
Board of Trustees
1982 - 1983
1983 - 1984
1984 - 1993
Kay Lawless Conlee
1993 - 1997
1997 - 2000
2000 - 2002
2002 - 2004
2004 - 2010
Robert A. Armstrong, Jr.
2010 - 2014
Keith A. Currivean
2014 - 2015
Linda M. Taylor (Interim)
2015 - 2023
Dr. Jeffrey S. McMaster
Dr. William Walters (Interim)