Who We Are

Because parents are charged with the biblical mandate to teach their children, BCS comes alongside these Christian families to reinforce the Scriptural, biblical training of their children. We are invited to take primary responsibility for the academic instruction of children. Because of this great responsibility, it is incumbent upon this school, its administration, and faculty to strive for a level of excellence that glorifies God and prepares our constituency for higher education, and, most importantly, to think biblically, to embrace the Gospel, and to be salt and light in a world in need of the Savior.

Bethany Christian School is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Troy.

School Verse

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Our Administrators

Mrs. Velma Walraven

Mrs. Velma Walraven has served as the Elementary Principal and Dean of Academics since 2012. She is a graduate of Bethany Christian School and holds degrees from Oakland University & Michigan State University.

Mrs. Velma Walraven
Dr. Mark Wood

Dr. Wood has served as the School Administrator since 2016. He has been involved in Christian school leadership since 1999 and earned an Educational Specialist (Ed. S.) degree from the University of Idaho and doctorate (Ed. D.) from Liberty University.

Dr. Mark Wood