Grayson Christian School
Grayson Christian School began classes in September of 1973 on the corner of First & Cherry Street in Sherman, TX. Grades Kindergarten through Senior High were available to the first year students. Rev. Don Elmore was the pastor and Weldon Hutson was the principal. The gymnasium and cafeteria with classrooms was built for the students in 1974.
In 1976 John Fletcher joined Rev. Elmore as principal. Bro. Fletcher remained as the principal through the 1977 school year. Charles Hamilton filled in as principal and was the supervisor of the high school in 1978. During these years, the students grew in number as well as spiritually. Beginning in September 1979, Kenneth Pinkerton joined the staff as principal and remained until May of 1981.
In December of 1979, Rev. Wilbur Vaughan served as interim pastor until February 1980 when the church called Rev. Tommy L. Stone as pastor. His first Sunday to preach was March 2, 1980. Rev. Stone served as pastor until 1992 and at that time answered the call to evangelism. In November of 1992, Dr. Eddy Johnson came to Grayson Bible Baptist Church. His leadership, godly example and spiritual guidance have held GCS committed to the education and spiritual growth of our next generation.
In the year 2000, Dr. Johnson and the members of Grayson Bible Baptist Church began a new building project to relocate from 600 E. Cherry St. to 4400 Hwy 82 E, in Sherman. The church held their first service at the new property on Sunday, February 29, 2004. In September of 2005, groundwork began for our new Grayson Christian School location also at 4400 Hwy 82 E. In November of 2010, school campus was completed with the opening of our Family Life Center, which includes a gymnasium with cafeteria and exercise facilities.
The year of 2013 brought a new chapter in the history of GCS. Pastor Roy Webster assumed leadership of the church at Dr. Johnson’s retirement. Charles Hamilton, who served as principal of GCS from September 1982 until May 2013, retired from the school to work exclusively with the ministries of the church. Greg Rostyne serving as assistant principal since 1999 is the current principal.
For over forty years, Grayson Christian School has sought to foster growth in our young people and in our faculty and staff.
We exist to assist parents in equipping their children academically and spiritually to contend for the faith and engage culturally in a life of service for the Lord Jesus Christ.
After joining our team in 1999, Brother Greg became our youth pastor. In 2013 he stepped into the role as school principal. He graduated from Crown College in 2012 with a degree in Biblical Studies. Alongside his duties as School Administrator, Greg serves in our Adult Groups as a teacher of the Family Foundations Class. He and his wife Darla have been married for over 20 years and have three children: Luke, Zane, and Gabe.
Grayson Christian School is located on the 12-acre campus of Grayson Bible Baptist Church in Sherman, Texas, just two miles east of Hwy 75 on US Hwy 82.
The new Grayson Christian School building was finished the summer of 2006. The classrooms are spacious and comfortable, specifically designed for their purpose. All students enjoy interactive classrooms, and up-to-date computers are supplied for all students grades 3rd – 12th.
A new gymnasium was finished in the fall of 2010, with a beautiful hardwood court surface. The gym accommodates over 300 for volleyball and basketball. A 2,200 square foot playground addition provides an excellent opportunity for younger students to enjoy recreation.
The beautiful 500-seat auditorium of Grayson Bible Baptist built in 2002 is available for special meetings, chapel services, plays, concerts, as well as Kindergarten and High School graduation exercises.
Great care is taken daily to ensure that the facilities are clean and well maintained.