Our heart is for family ministry: encouraging husband and wives, dads and moms and other caregivers to seek the Lord, cling to Him, and courageously RAISE UP those they are charged with to honor God and uphold our communities. We ARE, regardless of how much or little we invest, positive or negative, growing the next generation. Please prayerfully consider your goals for this upcoming school year, how you can lend your talents, and how BCHA and BICC can be a tool for your family.
BCHA Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, the final authority of faith and life, without error both in doctrine and historical details, and that all true knowledge is consistent within its revelation.
We believe that there is one self-existent God who has always been and will always be, manifest in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and that knowing him truly is the foundation of all knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God manifest in the Flesh, born of a virgin, that He is the Savior of mankind through His death on the cross, that He rose from the dead and ascended to God, and that He will return again and will raise those who have believed in Him to reign with Him in power and glory throughout all eternity.
We believe in the brotherhood of all believers who, through faith, have received the salvation provided by God’s grace through the death of Jesus Christ.
We believe that God has ordained the institutions of marriage and family. In His infinite wisdom, He has created us as male or female and has a purpose for each of us. While not all are called to marriage, God our Father has created marriage to be the exclusive union between one man and one woman through which believers are called to love, encourage, and serve one another. Our conduct should reflect this design.
We believe that children, from conception, belong to God, who has given the responsibility and authority for their education to their parents, and that it is their responsibility to protect this parental right.
Meet the Board
APRIL & SCOTT HOLMES
Executive Director & Information Technology
Scott and April have been married for 26 years living in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and even Germany. April has a bachelor's degree in education and has been publicly and privately educating children for over 30 years. Scott has been assisting churches and missionaries with their technical needs for just as long. Scott is an Air Force veteran and is employed as a technical help desk manager for the federal government. Together, they have been homeschooling their three children for ten years, including five with BCHA-BICC.
BECKY & RALPH GARCIA
Ministry Director & Spiritual Support
Ralph and Becky are native to Central Texas and have been married for 26 years. They have four children, two graduated, and have homeschooled for over 22 years, eight with BCHA-BICC. Ralph has served in the Marine Corp and is finishing his military career in the Navy Reserves while also working for the City of Austin. Becky previously worked in the medical field but has spent the last 20 years focusing on her children's education. Their lives have been one fantastic adventure after another, usually laughing the whole way. Their deep faith in Jesus has carried them through it all.
KASEY & DAN LAKEY
Educational Director & Spiritual Support
Native Texans, Dan and Kasey have been married for twenty years and have six children. Dan works for the City of Austin but has a passion for farming. Kasey has a bachelor's degree in education with a minor in English; she has been teaching for over twenty years. Together, they have been called by the Lord to raise and educate their children in a manner that preserves their children's innocence and helps deepen their relationship with Jesus. Dan and Kasey have been homeschooling for eight years, utilizing BCHA-BICC for five.
KELLI & LUKE WERNER
Logistics Director & Spiritual Support
Luke and Kelli have been married for seventeen years and have three children. Luke is a veteran of the US Navy, and Kelli is a veteran of the US Air Force. They’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to live all over the country: Hawaii, California, Maryland, Florida, and Texas. Luke graduated with his BS in Aeronautics and currently works for the City of Austin. Kelli has her BA in Business Management and Communications. The Lord called them to homeschool for the past ten years and they have been with BCHA-BICC for eight.
Ali & Les Shaw
Les and Ali have a full and blessed life! The Lord led them to homeschooling in 1999, and they've never looked back. They have three daughters, two who are grown and one who is still homeschooling, one son-in-law, and four grandkids. Les served in the Army for twelve years which afforded them opportunities to travel the U.S. and overseas. Now, Les is a manager at a trucking and sales company in Austin. Ali has recently begun a new adventure as a seminary student. She is involved in women's ministry, both at within her church and in parachurch settings, and is a Bible study writer. The Shaws have been involved with BCHA-BICC for three years.
CHAD & DORIANN GIBSON
Chad and Doriann celebrated 25 years of marriage in April. Chad is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and has worked for AT&T for 22 years. Doriann has an education in Biology and English, but considers herself to be a lifelong learner. In the 24 years they've homeschooled, including seven with BCHA-BICC, they have graduated their oldest three and have one more in elementary. Currently, they are relocating to Idaho, but will remain as wise counsel for our Board. They may even pop in from time to time. Their desire is to live the Gospel out loud.