OCHEC began in 1982 as a family ministry of George and Becky Gardner. Their prayerful goals were to develop an effective support organization directed by Christian leaders and to serve and help anyone who strongly desired to teach his or her children at home.
In 2000, OCHEC incorporated with a name change from [Oklahoma Central Home Educators' Consociation] to [Oklahoma Christian Home Educators' Consociation, Inc.] In 2001, non-profit, 501(c)(3) status was granted by the IRS. Under IRS rules, contributions are tax-deductible.
OCHEC is directed by a board of trustees, comprised of homeschooling couples who agree with OCHEC's statement of faith. They serve a three-year term.
An advisory board, comprised of representatives from each affiliated homeschool support group, provides communication between OCHEC and homeschoolers around the state concerning the activities and decisions of OCHEC.
OCHEC depends upon the volunteer efforts of the homeschool community.