The Jesus is Lord Christian School was established in 1983 during the height of spiritual awakening in the Philippines. It was the time when Christian students were experiencing incensed religious persecution in their school that prompted Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, Spiritual Director of Jesus is Lord Church (then Jesus is Lord Fellowship) to put up a school that provides a high quality Christian education that is based on the principles of God’s Word “training a child” (Prov. 22:6).
With God’s divine intervention, the Jesus is Lord Christian School (JILCS) came into being under Mrs. Adoracion J. Villanueva as principal.
The following years were glorious moments of establishing the school and it was in 1989 when the first batch of grade school pupils graduated.
Meanwhile, the number of enrollees doubled as words of commendation about the well-rounded curricula of JILCS spread like wildfire. Eventually, a five-storey building was constructed along McArthur Highway in 1990 which houses the administrative offices, faculty rooms, science laboratory, medical dental clinic, aside from the regular classrooms. God proved it strong when July 16 killer quake failed to shake it on its inaugural day.
On March 28, 1993, the first batch of high students successfully graduated.
In 1994, the College Department was established to ease the parents’ problem of sending their children to Manila for college education. It initially offered limited Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science courses. It also shared space with High School Department, but with the purchase of a lot near the School, an Annex was constructed for College Department.
A separate five-storey building was erected for the College Department along the old High School Department building which houses the College Office, Faculty Lounge, Computer Room, Typing Room, Zoology and Chemistry. Laboratories, Store Rooms, and the College Library.
It initially offered courses on BS Math Minor in Computer Science, BS Commerce Major in Management, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, Political Science, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education.
Major expansion continued. A five-storey building was constructed at the school’s rea ground which houses the Elementary Department classrooms, Computer Room, Home Econoics Rooms, Science Laboratory and Library.
Currently, a stalwart four-storey edifice with air-conditioned rooms with built-in restrooms and child-friendly playground stands adjacent to the Elem Building.
Through the years, JILCF has been a whetstone for producing champions in academics, as well as in culture and the arts and in sports. It has been a force to reckon with in Bulacan Private Schools Association (BULPRISA) competitions, Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG), Mathematics Trainors Association of the Philippines (MTAP), Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) and Palarong Pambansa.
With the many changes, JILCS has become a College Foundation, thus Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation, or JILCF.
JILCF shall move on serving the divine purpose of God-to educate individuals to become character-driven leasers for nation-building ready for global challenges.