Mission & History
At Coastal Christian Preparatory School, our mission is to assist parents in raising children to their God-given potential emotionally, spiritually, academically, physically for a lifetime of Kingdom-building service.
First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant was chartered in 1917 with a primary purpose of reaching others for Christ and growing disciples for God’s glory. As the Church’s role grew over the years, the congregation moved in 1964 from its original Pitt Street location in the Old Village to its present site at 681 McCants Drive.
First Baptist Church has been meeting the needs of the East Cooper community for almost 100 years, and still today under the Godly leadership of Senior Pastor Dr. Ron Dillon, the Church continues its focus on connecting, growing, and serving one another for Christ. With this mission in mind, FBC has led the development of other churches, such as The Church at LifePark, The Church at Sewee Bay, and King’s Cross.
Coastal Christian Preparatory School Charleston SC (CCPS) is located on a beautifully shared 15-acre campus easily accessed safely off of the Highway 17N and Coleman Boulevard intersection just minutes from SR 526. Because our campus serves a diverse and supportive body of more than 600 families and is home to both the Church and CCPS, we remain mission-focused, as a 501c3 tax-deductible organization, where everyone is welcomed as a person and as a family.
CCPS was originally established as First Baptist Church School in 1953. The original mission of First Baptist Church School of Mount Pleasant was to serve families in the church primarily.
Over the years, the school expanded from a preschool and elementary program to a fully accredited institution now serving both K12 education and early childhood (K2 to K5) for families in the greater Charleston area. Our 2 year old program, introduced in the 2016-2017 school year, leads our students into their pre-school years.
CCPS offers students and their families an academically challenging environment where the love of Christ is lived out and service in the Kingdom is priority. CCPS is preparing students to encounter the university classroom and culture where instruction has no room to display Godly values and choices are made regarding what feels right based on constantly changing cultural trends. Today, Coastal Christian Preparatory School continues to thrive as a supported ministry of First Baptist Church in partnership with multiple churches found in the surrounding area like St. Andrews, Seacoast, ChristChurch of Mt. Pleasant, and The Church at LifePark. Positive relationships in surrounding organizations continue to come about with area families and leaders.