Welcome – A Word from Our Head of School

Read Weekly Words from Mr. McClain on Biblical worldview, Christian education, and more.

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Friendship Christian School faculty and staff theme is “Be Thou my Vision” from the classic hymn which came into being around 1919 when the world was full of hurt and heartache. It was not an easy time to be alive.

This hymn, built on an old Irish tune, brought a depth of doctrinal truth embodied in the line “…whatever befall, still be Thou my vision, O Ruler of all” and helped many keep a Christ-centered worldview.

This year, FCS will focus on building and having a Biblical worldview. As Christians, we are called to see this life through the eyes of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. We must think like Him and see everything through His eyes. This alone allows us, too, to say, “whatever befall.”

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13

This verse is the cornerstone of the Christian life. If we fear God and keep His commandments, everything else will be in line with living a life like Christ. We must rededicate ourselves to this simple focus.

As the physical manifestation of God, Jesus made it clear that he came to do the will of His Father and became a servant. This is the example we seek to live out and teach our students at FCS. Our highest purpose is to learn about Christ, to love like Christ, and to serve like Christ. All that we do, we do for Christ!

Together, we look forward to growing academically, spiritually, and socially to train our students to impact this world for Christ.

Serving Christ,
David McClain, M Ed
Psalm 108:1

About Mr. David McClain

“I was raised in a Christian home but did not accept Christ as my personal Savior until I was nine. While traveling to a friend’s house in a snowstorm, we ran off the road and were stranded for some hours. This is when the concepts of death and an eternity in hell for my sins became real for me. Later that day, my mom sat down with me as I confessed my sinful state and called on Christ to be my Savior.”

Soon after his birth, David’s parents went to Iran to serve as missionaries. After the revolution forced them to leave the country, God led his dad to start New Testament Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. David grew up serving in the ministry with his family. While he wasn’t aware of it, God was working in his heart to prepare him for the ministry.

Initially, David pursued a missions degree. At the beginning of his sophomore year, God began to clearly reveal the calling to be a teacher. He graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and went on to earn an M.S. in Educational Administration.

After meeting each other in their freshman year at college, Kathryn and David were married and have been serving the Lord together since 1998. God has blessed them with three wonderful children: Jeremiah, Andrew, and Sara.

David serves as the Head of School at FCS. God has given him a passion to see young people find their only source of joy in a personal relationship with Christ and then to find a solid footing for life in the doctrines of God’s Word.

David is a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, and he also enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and spending time with family.