Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary (formerly New Life Theological Seminary) is an evangelical Christian college and seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The institution was established in 1996 by Eddie G. Grigg, a pastor, educator, and theologian. The institution was approved as a degree-granting institution in 1997.

In 1997, a church school (originally incorporated as New Life University in 1996) began offering courses on the campus of New Life Baptist Church in northeast Charlotte, NC. At the time, Dr. Eddie G. Grigg was the senior pastor of this congregation. The school became New Life Theological Seminary in April 1999 and began seeking recognized accreditation. The institution received TRACS accreditation in 2003, complemented by its move to a campus near the heart of Charlotte. Whiting Avenue Baptist Church graciously donated its 37,000-square-foot (3,400 m2) facility on 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) of land near Uptown Charlotte in 2002. 

In 2003, the institution began offering classes at 3117 Whiting Avenue in the NoDa neighborhood.  The facility was renovated in 2007 to meet ADA standards, house administrative offices, and classrooms, and provide wireless Internet access throughout the building. In 2014 an addition of a study mezzanine was constructed and along with additional ADA upgrades.

New Life Theological Seminary received Reaffirmation I in April 2013 which is good until April 2023. Encouraged by the progress of the institution, the Board of Directors, working with key institutional leadership, developed an aggressive plan for the growth of the institution. The Board officially approved the plan during its regular session on February 23, 2014. This plan included a name change to become Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary. April 4, 2014, the North Carolina Secretary of State approved the name change, followed by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools on June 26, 2014. The institution did not go public with the name change until Fall Convocation, August 26, 2014.

During the Convocation, President Grigg laid out the vision for the next phase of development and growth and shared that the institution "must be more than just a seminary if we are to impact our cities for Christ." After a passionate sharing of the vision, then Dr. Paul Boatner, TRACS President, assisted President Grigg in unveiling the new logo to a standing ovation. In 2019, the Board of Directors sold the Whiting Avenue campus and relocated to 7520 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28227. The Board plans to remain at this location until a permanent suitable site can be acquired.

Dr. Eddie G. Grigg is the founder of Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary. Being convinced that God wanted him to start an evangelical school of postsecondary education for the training of ministers to effect the urbanization of God’s Kingdom, and the need to teach God’s Word unapologetically as God-breathed, Dr. Grigg began to seek those that were willing to assist in the fulfilling of this vision. He approached friends, Dr. Michael B. Steen and Dr. Daniel P. Kirk to join the effort, along with the church he served, New Life Baptist Church, which enthusiastically entered a unique partnership with the embryonic institution and provided it a meeting place for the first six years.

The Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary is a Private university located in Charlotte.
The Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary was founded in 1996.
The current president of Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary is Eddie G. Grigg.

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