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The Legacy Vision and Mission is to provide a Christ-Centered, College prep education, and to partner with parents in developing Christian character and noble deeds that students apply to make a difference in the world and to reach their God-given destinies summarized by "Christ Curriculum Character" 

Mark E. Viator

Family Information:  Wife: Lori Viator Married: 28 years   Lori works as a contract administrator for the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission - 4 Daughters; 2 Grandsons

  • Amanda Bryant – 27; Married to Brad Bryant; lives in Nederland and works for the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.  Grandsons: Baylen – 4 and Bryson – 3
  • Erin Viator – 24; lives in Austin and works as a Sales Representative for Dell Computers
  • Bethany Viator - 20; lives at home; Sophomore at Lamar University; works as a receptionist for CB&I
  • Whitney Viator - 17; lives at home; attends Legacy Christian Academy

Church: Friendship Church of Beaumont,

Education: Bachelor of Science Speech Communications

Present Position/Occupation:

  • Pastor, Friendship Church of Beaumont
  • President, Partnership Strategies, LLC - Consultant

Past Affiliations:

  • Former Mgr. of Human Resources and Public/Government Affairs, BASF Corp.
  • Texas Chemical Council, Member of the Advocacy Committee

Hobbies, Special Interests:

  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Snow Skiing
  • Community Service

Current Community Involvement:

  • Chairman, Recovery Coalition of Southeast Texas
  • Vice President, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chairman, Legislative Affairs Committee, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Government Affairs Committee, Golden Triangle Business Roundtable
  • Board Member, Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund
  • Board Member, Julie Roger’s Gift of Life Program
  • Member, Beaumont Independent School District Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • Member, Texas Association of Business (TAB)


  • 29 years in the Petrochemical Industry
  • 24 years in the ministry; 15 years as Pastor, Friendship Church
  • Founder and President of Brother to Brother, a non-profit organization that led over 100 churches toward racial reconciliation.
  • Founder and Former Co-Chairman of Miracle Match for Life, a partnership between Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, Life Share Blood and the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program. The program added over 4,500 marrow donors to the marrow registry and raised over $350,000 in four years.
  • After Hurricane Rita, appointed Chairman of the Recovery Coalition of SETX. In conjunction with local, state and federal elected officials secured over 502.5 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $88 million in Health and Human Services funds for the state of Texas.


August 13
Legacy Launch 6th-12th
1:00-3:00 pm

August 14
First Day of school 6th-12th
8:30 am

August 15
Legacy Launch PK3-5th
5:30-7:30 pm

August 18
First Day of School PK3-5th

August 28
Open House

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