Great feats make great stories. And this one’s lovingly dedicated to the Author and the Finisher of our faith. It was during the height of spiritual awakening in the Philippines when the need for Christian learning institution became most necessary. At a time when Christian students and those born to Christian parents were experiencing incensed religious persecution in the schools they were attending, Bishop Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, Spiritual Director of Jesus Is Lord Church (then Jesus Is Lord Fellowship), took the burden of providing them high quality Christian education. He vividly captured the vision of “training up a child” (Proverbs 22:6) based on the principles of God’s Word in order to make them better citizens of the world.
With God’s divine intervention, the Jesus Is Lord Christian School (JILCS) came into being in 1983. Under the able stewardship of Mrs. Adoracion J. Villanueva as School Principal, the first classes began.
The following years were glorious moments of foundation-laying, building and establishing of the prime School. It was in 1988 when the first batch of the elementary graduates marched proudly at JILCS ground.
Meanwhile, words of commendation about the well-rounded curricula of JILCS spread like wildfire. This doubled the number of enrollees who sought after the School’s rearing. And as the population of students largely increased, JILCS’ five-storey building was constructed along McArthur Highway in 1990. It houses the administrative offices, faculty rooms, computer room, science laboratory, medical - dental clinic, aside from the regular classrooms. God proved it strong and secure when July 16 Killer Quake failed to shake it. Incidentally, that was also its inaugural day.
On March 28, 1992 the first batch of students from secondary level successfully graduated from JILCS.
As God meant it to be, He expanded JILCS through the opening of College Department, thus easing the parents’ problem of sending their children to Manila for college education.
The College Department initially offered limited Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science courses. It also shared space with the High School Department. But with the purchase of a lot near the School, an Annex was constructed for College Department.
God, the true Owner of the School, cannot be limited however. Thus, a separate five-storey building was built for the College Department alongside the old High School Department building. It houses the College Office, Faculty Lounge, Computer Room, Typing Room, Zoology and Chemistry Laboratories, Store Rooms, and the big College Library.
It initially offers courses on BS Math Minor in Computer Science, BS Commerce Major in Management, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, BA Major in Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) and Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd).
Meanwhile, major expansion continued. A towering six-storey-building was constructed at the School’s rear ground. It houses the Elementary Department classrooms as well as facilities like Audio-Visual Room, Computer Room, Home Economics Room, Science Laboratory and Library.
Currently, a stalwart four-storey edifice stands adjacent to the Elementary Building. It serves a new haven of learning for the Pre-Elementary pupils. It features fully air-conditioned rooms with built-in rest rooms. A kid-friendly playground has been built at its rear complementing with the children’s love for fun and play.
With the many changes that happened to JILCS, it had to shed phase from its being a mere School and take on the more fitting stature it has become a College Foundation. Thus the Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation, or JILCF.
Through the years, JILCF has been a whetstone for raising champions in academics, in culture and the arts and in sports here and abroad. JILCF has been a force to reckon with in Bulacan Private Schools Association (BULPRISA) competitions, Math Trainers Guild (MTG), Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP), Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) and Palarong Pambansa.
JILCF shall move on serving the divine purpose for which it was established by the GOOD Lord, and that is to nurture and mentor godly, wise and discerning young people who shall be the prime movers in building a blessed Philippines where Jesus is Lord!