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Dr. John Furrow

"There are some students that I have had the chance to see grow in their spiritual, academic, and social lives. As I have watched their progress I am amazed at what God has done in their life and look forward to seeing how this will continue beyond WCCS."

 

Dr. John Furrow
Dr. Furrow with his wife, Beverley

Position: High School Principal; Middle School & High School Instrumental Music

College & Degree: Columbia International University, (PhD in Educational Leadership); Philadelphia College of Bible, (B.S. in Bible and Bachelor's in Music Education)

Dr. Furrow has a Ph. D. in Christian School Leadership and an M. Ed. in Administration from Columbia International University where he received the Roy W. Lowrie Jr. Educational Leadership Award.  He received his undergraduate degrees in Bible and Music from Philadelphia Biblical University in Philadelphia, PA.  Professional memberships include the National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association for Music Education, South Carolina Band Director's Association, and the National Band Association.  Dr. Furrow has also served as a lecturer at teacher’s conventions and accreditation visiting team member for AdvancEd and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  He is also a member of the ACSI Southeastern Accreditation Commission.  In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at Columbia International University and Cairn University.  Along with his wife Beverley, Dr. Furrow is the proud parent of three children and 3 grandchildren. They attend Westminster Presbyterian Church where they serve in the nursery. Dr. Furrow is also involved with the Magnify Music Ministry in Cornelius, NC. His hobbies include playing golf, reading, and attending events at WCCS. His favorite thing to do is play with his grandchildren!

What do you love most about WCCS? 

I love being able to educate with God's Word and eternal Truth as the foundation of everything.

Why do you love teaching or working at WCCS?

I love serving at WCCS, because I am able to work alongside people with a view of the Kingdom of Christ.

What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.

Family - a small school like ours allows me to get to know people more. The more we know about each other, the closer we become and more effective is our care for one another.

How do you believe WCCS prepares students for success in college and beyond?

I believe we prepare students to give an answer to those who challenge eternal Truth.

How is faith and learning integrated at WCCS?

Every subject communicates Truth about God and His plan to redeem a fallen world. We should be keeping this in front of students at all times as we present academic content. I like to point out that a student can be educated without faith integration, but this education would be incomplete.

As a teacher, what is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students? For staff, how do you believe God has uniquely equipped you for your position here at WCCS?

In 30+ years of education I have served in every role I can think of. I have taught core subjects and co-curricula; directed plays and performed concerts; Coached 4 different sports; sponsored every sort of student activity you can think of. All of this gives me a unique perspective on how school works and what the needs are.

What sets WCCS students apart from other students?

In some ways they are very much the same. Our students are a reflection of the typical church youth group kid. In other ways our students can be more focused, serve more, and more loving. In other words, our students represent all sorts.

Share a moment from your time here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget.

When I first came to WCCS, it was two students who greeted me and said they were glad I was here before anyone else. That blessed me significantly. Beyond that, there are some students that I have had the chance to see grow in their spiritual, academic, and social lives. As I have watched their progress I am amazed at what God has done in their life and look forward to seeing how this will continue beyond WCCS.