Our Story

TCCTC was birthed in vision, sustained in prayer, and developed with the cooperation of business, educational, and pastoral leadership.

In 1988 the founders of TCCTC recognized the need for a place that provided the in-depth academic and biblical education required by the Body of Christ, whether called to ministry in the home, business, the congregation, or ordained ministry. A place that was both a college and a training center, providing opportunities for higher education and personal growth. A place that crossed all racial, cultural, economic, age, and denominational boundaries. A place where everyone was welcome.

Unable to find a ministry like the one envisioned, they took time and prayed – seeking God’s will and direction. Two years later, TCCTC opened its doors.

Formerly known as the Center for Biblical Studies, TCCTC’s original mission has never changed:

  • Provide students with a strong foundation in the Word of God
  • Support and extend the ministry of the local church
  • Build edifying relationships across the body of Christ

We exist to equip students with the knowledge and understanding of the Word of God to fulfill their role within the body of Christ.”  — Jo Anne Arnett, TCCTC President and Co-founder

Over the years TCCTC has worked with thousands of students, hundreds of area congregations, and faculty members from every denomination.

TCCTC enjoys cooperation from, membership with, and recognition by civic, governmental and business groups throughout the city. Recognized by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce as Nonprofit Service Business of the Year TCCTC continues to stand out as a model of unity and academic excellence.

Come and See!
TCCTC’s Open House and Orientation is a great opportunity to get to know us. Prior to the fall and winter/spring semesters, TCCTC holds an open house for students, area pastors, churches and local ministries. This event includes an orientation for new and returning students.  During orientation, students have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, familiarize themselves with school standards and the TCCTC campus, receive academic advisement, gain knowledge of study programs and study aids, financial counseling, scholarships, and register for classes. Please check the Upcoming Events page for dates and times.

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