In the summer of 1995, Young Owukiabo asked President Henry Huffard to meet with a number of Christian men representing the “Committee of Saints.” This organization was formed to establish a Bible training school in Western Nigeria. Four years of planning and negotiations later, West Nigeria Christian College was started on twenty-three acres of donated land outside Abeokuta. The school continues today with over 75 current students!
The two-year comprehensive Bible training program offered at WNCC serves two purposes. First, it prepares graduates of secondary school for university studies, grounding them in the faith and teaching them valuable study skills. Second, it serves as a basic course for men wishing to enter ministry. The program includes Bible, English, Ministry, World Religions, Education and Computer courses.
WNCC and SBS student body
In 2006, a new program began. With an additional year of study, students may earn the Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry. Students are led in higher level theology courses, such as the Greek Language, Christian Evidences, Ethics and Guided Research.
Leadership and Teaching Staff
WNCC is under the able direction of Mr. ‘Biodun Owolabi who served as Secretary of the Committee of Saints and has worked as an administrator of the school since its inception. Owolabi received his MA in Biblical Studies from Harding University Graduate School of Religion. The school is guided by a seven-man Governing Board of Trustees, chaired by Mr. D.C. Ojeh. Through its early years, Mr. James Beckloff served admirably at Owolabi’s side as the school’s Registrar and resident missionary. The college has approximately six faculty members.
For more information on the school, feel free to view their webpage at: wncc.org.ng