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From the earliest discussions of forming a school in the Mid South that would honor Christ and anchor its education in biblical truth, the founders of Briarcrest knew significant investments would be necessary. Over the course of 50 years, Briarcrest families and friends have sought the Lord's direction as they planned and participated in seven different capital campaigns to build and advance our school. 

Building. Competing. Leading.  An Athletic Campaign for Briarcrest (2023)

The opening of the Hackmeyer-Sparks Elementary Practice Fields in May 2023 and the Petree Athletic Center (PAC) in April 2024 underscored Briarcrest Christian School's vision to inspire our young men and women to become authentic followers of Jesus Christ and to challenge them to reach their greatest potential. While these new fields and facilities are the finest in youth sports complete with leading-edge technology and equipment, our ultimate goal was to create environments in which our coaches and students could have life-changing Gospel conversations. 

"But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'"  Matthew 19:26


No Greater Joy:  The Campaign for Briarcrest (2019)

The A. Duncan and Carolyn S. Williams Wing of the Elementary School is the final phase of the original master plan for our Houston Levee Campus. Included in the Williams Wing are five early childhood classrooms, an art room, a STEM lab, a gymnasium/multi-purpose room, and an age-appropriate playground for our students in the earliest stages of their educational journey.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4


Fulfilling the Promise (2015)

The Dr. Willard R. Sparks Chapel & Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art performance venue in the Mid South and home to Briarcrest Christian School's administrative offices.  The performance venue features a 1,000 seat auditorium with full theatrical stage, backstage holding areas, full dressing room, and set workshop. An informal art gallery in the main lobby of Sparks Chapel is home to the Briarcrest Regional Art Competition and Exhibition (BRACE). Two classrooms and four conservatory suites complete the performing arts center's offering to students. The west wing of Sparks Chapel is home to the President’s Office and administrative suite, which includes admissions, development, communication, and business affairs offices.
"The Lord is trustworthy in all He promised and faithful in all He does." Psalm 145:13

Building on a Sure Foundation (2008)
Middle & Elementary School

The campaign for the Elementary and Middle School created greater opportunities for families in eastern Shelby County. The Elementary School was designed to have 28 classrooms, including art, music and science labs, and an 8,000 square-foot playground. Similarly, the Middle School included 26 classrooms, three science labs, three fine arts classrooms (art, choir and band), and two language arts classrooms. Together, the schools share a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and library with sweeping views of campus. 
"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." I Corinthians 3:11

The Lunch Money Campaign (2005)
High School Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room

With the move to Eads, the High School flourished. The Willard R. Sparks Multipurpose Complex is home to a full-service kitchen and cafeteria to accommodate 700 seated students. Following the final bell of each school day, this facility meets other needs such as hosting indoor sports practices, athletic events, and other school activities and banquets, including our annual Alumni Homecoming Dinner each fall.


Giving Him the Praise (2003)
High School

After the completion of the Saints Sportsplex, the focus turned to the construction of a new high school on the same property in eastern Shelby County. In August 2003, Briarcrest families found themselves "giving Him the praise" for a successful capital campaign. The High School opened with general classrooms, science and computer labs, a library/media center, a Fine Arts wing (for visual, instrumental music, vocal music, and drama), a gymnasium (with locker rooms, a weight room, and a wrestling room), and administrative offices.

Moving Forward in Faith (2000)
Saints Sportsplex

In 1996, Briarcrest began "moving forward in faith" with the purchase of 84 acres in eastern Shelby County, Tennessee. This purchase and the subsequent campaign launched Briarcrest Christian School into a period of unprecedented growth. The Saints Sportsplex opened in 1998, providing Briarcrest Athletics an outdoor sports venue with a football stadium and track, soccer field, baseball stadium, softball stadium, tennis complex (six courts) and a field house.