In the spring of 1979, a nucleus of parents led by Pastor Don McMillan of First Baptist Church in Richland met to discuss the possibility of starting a Tri-Cities area Christian school. Pastor Mac (as he was affectionately referred to) served the Lord as pastor at First Baptist Church for 25 years and had a vision for a Christian school that would benefit children throughout the Tri-Cities. The school began in the fall of 1980 with approximately eighty students. As the school expanded, classes met in Sunday School classrooms at various churches around the Tri-Cities. In 1997, Liberty Christian School was able to purchase the old Spalding Elementary School campus, a public school building that was no longer being utilized. It had been fire damaged and it took a great deal of volunteer effort to renovate it, and gradually move our students over to the new campus.