St Thomas Christian University
Saint Thomas Christian University and Theological Seminary is committed to the ideals of Christian Education:
the development of the whole man (i.e. spirit, soul, and body.) This requires knowledge in the Word of God, the development of Christian character, specialized training for service, and application of Biblical principles to the student's daily life. Saint Thomas Christian University and Theological Seminary is dedicated to the promotion of Christian unity and love. Saint Thomas Christian University offers 89 extension campuses throughout the United States and 15 Mission Campuses in foreign countries. Located in North Florida, St Thomas Christian University is an accredited, Christ-centered, interdenominational institution with an enrollment of 1389 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 15 areas of study. Founded in 1967, St Thomas is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional theological and counseling science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.
STCU aspires to be a University characterized by its commitment to equip students to discover and answer God’s call in their lives.
STCU achieves this vision through academic excellence and faithful stewardship in a Christ-centered community that develops purposeful graduates.
We believe the Bible is inspired by God, is the ultimate source of wisdom and truth, and is fully sufficient to guide our lives on earth and to prepare us for eternal life with God. As human beings, we do not fully understand the mind of God. Therefore, we seek to be diligent and humble students of the scriptures, always learning and growing in the likeness of Christ.
Saint Thomas Christian University was originally named Saint Thomas Institute. The college was founded by Dr. Charles Pearson in Chicago, IL in 1966. It was Dr. Pearson’s vision that Saint Thomas became an international training ground for young ministers of the gospel. Bolstered by an enrollment of over 200 students the college changed its name to Saint Thomas Bible College in 1981. In 1985 Dr. Pearson began to realize his dream of becoming an international college by Expanding Saint Thomas with the satellite campus program.