Church Upgrades WI-FI to Help Students with Virtual School

Students from local schools using the upgraded Wi-Fi at First Baptist Church of High Falls Source: Christian Index

When Harvey Ellis, chairman of deacons at nearby First Baptist Church of High Falls, saw a family in its car at the local Sunoco gas station using the Wi-Fi provided by a local Wi-Fi enabled school bus, he recommended to Pastor Scott Chewning that the church needed to upgrade its Wi-Fi capacities.

Ellis contacted Chuck Wheeler, another member with a technology background, who agreed that the church should upgrade its internet and add an additional router. This would prove to be beneficial, especially for the fifteen middle and high school students who turned the church’s facilities into a temporary school for three weeks.

Pastor Chewning said, “The students were split among Monroe County Middle School and Mary Persons High School. We were concerned about the children in our community. We know many cannot afford the internet or simply don’t have access. Some can get it, but it lacks the quality needed for streaming.”

Source: Christian Index