Pastor David L. Frazier, Sr. received a vision from God and acted on it in the year 2004 and later created an Advisory Team. The team consisted of five members who had previous background experience in the field of education. The team worked tirelessly brainstorming as to what it would take to open a school. In August 2006, the school, previously named Revelation Baptist School (RBS), was opened and has operated ever since. Under the leadership of a former teacher and principal in the Mobile County Public School System, Mrs. Barbara Woods, the school had a great beginning.
The opening theme was, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it”, Proverbs 22:6. Led by a highly qualified and competent staff, the school's opening mission was to inspire and enable all young children, especially the disadvantaged, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens working in a traditional Christian environment.
The 2006-2007 inception of the school began with two staff members and nine students: four (4) kindergarteners, three (3) fourth graders, and two (2) second graders. Mrs. Barbara Woods served as the administrator and part-time teacher.
During the 2007-2008 school year, the enrollment increased to twenty-two (22) students. The staff increased to three (3) and remained the same for the 2008-2009 school year. During the 2009-2010 school year, the number of staff members increased to four (4).
The first administrator, Mrs. Barbara Woods, was a retired educator from the Mobile County Public School System with more than 30 years’ experience before coming to Revelation Baptist School. Unfortunately, she became terminally ill during the latter part of the 2011-2012 school year and was unable to complete the year. A teacher at RBS, Mrs. Glenda Spradley, was appointed as the interim administrator until May 2014. Mrs. Patrice A. Casher became the administrator and part-time teacher for 2014-2015 school year.
During the 2015-2016 school year, the name of the school was changed to Revelation Christian School (RCS) to be more inclusive of populations looking for a Christian environment for their child or children. The staff increased to five members during 2017-2018 school year with twenty-nine (29) students enrolled. Over the years, the student enrollment has fluctuated between 18 and 31 students. In 2019, a decision was made to merge the school and daycare under the name of Revelation Christian Academy (RCA), formerly known as Revelation Christian School (RCS).
The Stanford Achievement Test-10 (SAT-10) and the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) are administered in the spring. The students of RCA are consistently accepted to other private schools or public magnet schools as a result of their achievement.
The following enrichment classes are offered and taught by volunteers at RCA: art, music, and computer. These classes are offered once a week to all students. Extracurricular activities are also offered. RCA participates in the Youth Development League in the City of Mobile, competing in basketball. Studio 37 Dance Company offers ballet and tap classes once a week. The students perform in a recital in the spring. The students in first through fourth grades participate in the Association of Christian School International's Southeast District Spelling Bee. The spelling bee was hosted at RCA for two years.
RCA does not participate in any fundraisers for additional funding. However, a Parent Teacher Community Fellowship was established and encourages all stakeholders to become members. We also solicit sponsorships from different businesses throughout the city to become Partners in Education. RCA has had a significant response from the local businesses in the city. Partners in Education donate funds, volunteer, and provide a limousine to take students to lunch once a month as a reward for achieving specific goals. These Partners in Education, as well as, the volunteers of RCA are recognized with an appreciation dinner at the end of the school year.
RCA began the 2017-2018 school year with the theme, "Building Communities, Are You All In?" The goal behind this theme was to express the awareness to the community, church members, staff, and board members the importance of working together. As a result, RCA has continued to offer several activities in which community members are invited. A few of these activities include: Community Helpers Day, Read Across America Week, Grandparents Luncheon, Christmas Program, Easter Program, and more.
RCA offers a tuition sliding scale for families with multiple children enrolled. In previous years, RCA has had students that were recipients of the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship which cover their full tuition and fees. Recipients of this scholarship must live in the zone of a failing elementary public school and their parents must meet the financial guidelines.
The stakeholders agreed that it would be advantageous for RCA to become an accredited school. As a result, the administrator initiated the process and the accreditation team was established. The RCA accreditation team consists of volunteers that have worked tirelessly to ensure that the self-study report meets the standards of ACSI.
In the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board, there was some discussion to incorporate Taylor Kinder Care and Revelation Christian Academy under one umbrella with Principal Casher as the Executive Director. In 2019, principal Casher accepted the proposed position. The RCA board conferred with Pastor Frazier and submitted the proposal to the church body in the church business meeting where it was approved. In January 2020, Revelation Christian Academy and Taylor Kinder Care officially combined. As of this writing, the two entities are housed in different locations, with Taylor Kinder Care being renamed the “Leon Taylor Campus”.