The dream of a Christian school began with a gathering of families in the country home of Ben and Debbie Fort. The 7 families involved had a vision of a Christian education for their children. Dalhart Christian Academy began in a prayer meeting. From the original meeting. a trio of women committed to meet weekly for prayer regarding the school.
After a period of several weeks, the ladies decided to spend the week in prayer, individually asking God to give them a Scripture regarding the school. At the next week’s meeting each moan had been given the same Scripture regarding the school. God gave each of the ladies this verse from Isaiah: 18-19, “Remember not the former things, nor consider things of old. 19: Behold, I am doing a new things; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” That moment was a strong affirmation from God that the vision for the new school came from Him. Debbie Fort began the task of research into curriculum and the many other issues that needed to be addressed before the school was to begin. Judge David Field made sure that the school met all of the necessary state requirement. Precious followers of Christ labored to get the school started in the fall of 1997. Throughout the process, First Baptist Church graciously offered to allow the school to meet in their building.
Dalhart Christian Academy is strictly a tuition based school, and in order to function needs continuous financial gifts to keep the doors open. Each month, the Board looks at the financial situation and marvels at how God meets the needs of this small Dalhart school. God uses the sacrificial ministry of each teacher to enable the school to thrive. Parents and community members give of their time and resources to continue the work that the Lord started in that country home. Praise to Him from whom all blessings flow!