History of MCA
The history of our school is a testimony of God’s goodness over the past 45 years. Mannahouse Christian Academy (MCA) began in 1974 with 101 students in grades K – 12. We were, and still are a ministry of the church, and have maintained this vital relationship throughout the past five decades. Today, we have three locations for Pre-Kindergarten – 12th grade Christian education, serving 600 students in the Portland Metro area.
In 1982, Mannahouse Church (known as Bible Temple at that time), planted a church in Eugene pastored by Frank Damazio, and later by Gary Clark. This small group of faithful Jesus followers grew into a large and thriving local church known as Eugene Christian Fellowship. This faith-filled group of believers had tremendous vision for their future, building a remarkable church campus that one day would serve the growth they were seeing as a community of faith, and also provide the opportunity for one day launching a christian school that could serve Eugene and the surrounding areas.
Then in 2019, Eugene Christian Fellowship, made the decision to go back to their roots and join Mannahouse as a local church campus. What’s amazing about this journey is that Mannahouse Eugene, which started as a church plant of Mannahouse in 1982, has now returned to where they started; and the original vision of Christian Education held by the earliest members of Eugene Christian Fellowship, is nearing fruition.
What a privilege it is to serve our Savior, and what an amazing story of God’s faithfulness to a local Eugene community church with mountain moving faith.
Superintendent Lynden Evans holds an Oregon K-12 Professional Administrator’s License, Master’s Degree in English Education, and teaching endorsements for a variety of core subjects for students in grades 6 – 12. Prior to serving Mannahouse as the Superintendent, Lynden worked as a public school administrator and program director. Additionally, he served as a nine-year Air Force veteran and spent 20 years in youth ministry.
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