Milford Christian Academy was converted from a burden to a reality in 1973. Dr. Keen and the First Baptist Church of Milford felt a strong burden to develop a Christian school for the children of the membership of the church as well as other local churches.
The school started in the church basement at 745 Center Street with grades one through eight and sixty-three students. In those days, the boys’ basketball team practiced in a classroom on bad weather days, but when the weather was good they moved outside to the parking lot where they nailed a netless rim to a telephone pole. In 1976, the academic program expanded to include advanced courses such as Chemistry and Algebra II, and the first yearbook, “Hupernikao,” was published.
In 1976, the Lord made land and a building available on Woodville Pike where the student body of MCA increased to include all twelve grades. The first graduating class celebrated their commencement in June of 1977. Since then, many graduates have gone to the mission field, pastored churches, and served in other full-time ministries, as well as secular positions.