Died: Beka Horton, Who Developed Abeka Christian School Curriculum
Beka Horton, the â€śBekaâ€ť of A Beka Book and the cofounder of Pensacola Christian Academy and Pensacola Christian College, died on June 27 at the age of 90. Over the course of 50 years, Horton and her husband, Arlin, translated conservative Baptist beliefs about authority, discipline, sin, and salvation into a pedagogical package they promoted as traditional, biblical education. Their work shaped much of the Christian school and homeschool movements.
When Horton retired in 2012, her curriculum company brought in annual revenue of about $2 million, publishing the textbooks and readers used in 10,000 Christian schools and by more than 100,000 homeschool students, according to internal estimates. Rebranded as Abeka in 2017, the company, along with Bob Jones University, is one of the two major producers of Christian school curricula....
Abeka assisted many teachers during learning at home the past semester. If ever a Christian biography could be written, I would hope someone is gifted with writing about Beka Horton. We desperately need good news about Godâ€™s servants today.
Abeka is a rigorous and very well respected curriculum source. Like BJU, parents can consider what and how they present information to be safe in terms of content having a Foundamental foundation.
Ladies like Mrs. Horton have contributed greatly to the raising of homeschooled children in the nurture and admonision of the Lord as well as forwarded the homeschool movement. All of us should hope, pray, and work to have that kind of positive impact for our Lord.
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into My rest."