About Us

Students in the playground of Lancaster Baptist School

Lancaster Baptist School, a ministry of Lancaster Baptist Church, began in 1989 as the result of a burden upon the heart of Pastor Paul Chappell. Pastor Chappell brought the vision before the church as an alternative to the humanistic-based philosophy being taught in public schools throughout our state and nation.

The Lord brought Brother and Mrs. Richard Houk to Lancaster Baptist Church in 1989 to help Pastor Chappell fulfill this vision and in September of 1989 Lancaster Baptist School opened with a total enrollment of 47 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth. Today LBS has over 450 students.

The “eagle” was chosen as the representative symbol of Lancaster Baptist School because it represents victory – a victorious Christian walk. The eagle is prevalent in Scripture and many biblical principles may be learned from its behavior. The eagle has a majestic reputation throughout the history of mankind, and so it is a befitting image as Lancaster Baptist School trains students to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.