CALVARY COLLEGE OF THEOLOGY!

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Location

          Calvary College of Theology is located at Kilometer 18, Rukpokwu Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on the International Airport Road North of Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria. The original campus consisted of 3.13 acres purchased by the Bible Missionary Church of Nigeria in 1979.  Its present campus has been enlarged several times and now includes about eight (8) acres of land.  Port Harcourt, with a population exceeding 1,000,000 is the second largest sea port in Nigeria, and is a focal point of the petroleum exporting industry.  It is located in Rivers State, in South South Nigeria, and has good air, sea and land communications with all other points in Nigeria.

 

History

          Sensing kneeling the need for a Theological School, late Evangelist A.A. Alalibo, the then General Superintendent of the Bible Missionary Church of Nigeria, began to request of the Bible missionary Church, U.S.A, assistance in establishing a Theological College.  As a result, our American brethren sent Rev. I. Parker Maxey, the then Academic Dean and Director of Theology Department at Bible Missionary Institute, to assess the need for a Theological College and for a five-week training session in June/July of 1978.  The Nigerian Pastors profited much from his ministry and training programmes.  Rev. I. Parker Maxey carried back reports of the need for a Nigerian Theological College.

 

          Calvary College of Theology opened her doors for her first academic year in July, 1982, in temporary quarters at Eneka Obio, Port Harcourt.  The first semester witnessed an enrollment of thirty-eight students, with three lecturers.  Little was it expected that the college would continue in temporary quarters for two full years.  By mid- 1984, enrollment had expanded to nearly seventy students, and the rented dormitory, lecture halls, library, offices and kitchen space were taxed to the limit.

 

          June 16, 1984 witnessed the long-expected start of the building program for CCT’s permanent campus at Rukpokwu Obio, Port Harcourt.  During this initial building phase, CCT was able to realize the construction of the three-floor Administration Building and the three floor men’s hostel.  On September 10, 1984, CCT opened its third academic year and for the first time, student enrollment ran above one hundred.

 

          CCT has continued to develop and has expanded the education opportunities for students, not only from Nigeria, but from other African countries.  We are committed to preparing dedicated servants of Christ who will spread Biblical Christianity throughout Africa.  May this continue until our Lord returns!

 

Mission Statement

 

“CALVARY COLLEGE OF THEOLOGY aims at glorifying the name of God by producing world class graduates with excellent learning and research ability grounded on the idea of God, ranking among the best graduates in the world.

 

A VISION for the spiritual formation and excellent academic training for all our students; To attained first class standard as centre per excellence in original research and creative learning.

 

A CONVICTION for conserving the true message and standard of scriptural holiness; and

 

A PASSION for global holiness evangelism in this present age” as well promote the production of graduates with the ability to think critically and independently.

 

PHILOSOPHY

 

Acquisition of knowledge for the development of humanity, spiritually, intellectually and materially.

 

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE COLLEGE

 

Calvary College of Theology was founded with one prime objective in view, to prepare men and women for the high calling of Christ in Christian service.  Its primary purpose is to train ministers for the ministry, and to prepare people who desire a Christian education for various kinds of Christian work and for successful living.  This purpose is summarized in the CCT mission statement.  As a guide to assist in achieving its purpose, CCT has established the following objectives:

 

1.      To preserve the doctrines of the church, along with Bible standards of holy living, and to train God-called people to communicate these fundamental truths to others.

2.      To encourage scholarship, learning and research with objective neutrality based on Christian ethics.

 

3.      To provide enabling environment resources and facility for learning and research.

 

4.      To keep the Bible at the center of our curriculum.  It will be the central textbook of the school.  Other related subjects designed to develop skills necessary for successful Christian service will be taught clearly and effectively.

 

5.      To offer course that will particularly fill the needs of the community through involvement in religious economic and cultural activities.

 

6.      To attain the highest standard in its endeavours. 

 

7.      To keep our vision world-wide and to fulfill the great command of Jesus to “Occupy till I come”.

 

Doctrinal Position

 

The Doctrines taught in Calvary College of Theology are summarized below.  These statements are based on sound Biblical teachings that come directly from the Word of God, and are represented by the conservative Wesleyan Armenian position.

 

1.      The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the divinely inspired Word of God; they contain all things necessary to man’s salvation and consistent Christian holy living.

 

2.      There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, the father, the son and the Holy Spirit.  They are of one substance and power.

3.      Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary.  He died for our sins, arose from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is making intercession for us.

 

4.      The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is the operating Agent in the redemption of mankind, the Overseer of the church and the abiding Comforter of the saints.

 

5.      Justification, regeneration and adoption are simultaneous in the experience of seekers after God.  These are obtained upon the condition of faith in the merits of the shed blood of Jesus.  This experience is preceded by repentance and is accompanied by the witness of the Holy Spirit.

6.      Entire sanctification as a second definite work of grace subsequent to regeneration is obtained by faith and is wrought instantaneously by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  It is preceded by complete consecration and results in heart purity.

 

7.      There will be a resurrection both of the just and the unjust and a future judgment according to the deeds done in this life.

 

8.      Christ will personally appear at His second coming.

 

9.      The sacraments of Christian Baptism and the Lord’s Supper should be observed by the church until Jesus comes again.

 

10.    The first day of the week should be observed as the Christian Sabbath.

 

11.    We can be divinely heard in answer to prayer.


GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE COLLEGE

 

1.         Rev. Dr. Aaron Esinwa Ajere         -    Chairman

2.         Rev. Dr. MacDonald Awulotu         -    Secretary

3.         Sister Barr. Grace Igwe                  -    Member

4.         Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Ononuju     -    Member

5.         Rev. Obinna Noble Madu               -    Member

6.         Pastor Israel Oti                               -    Member

7.         Pastor John Ubochioma                -    Member

8.         Pastor Joeman Eneogwe              -    Member

9.         Rev. Evang. Peters Nwokocha      -    Member

10.       Deacon Obed Okoro                      -     Member

11.       Deacon Simeon Okoromah          -     Member

12.       Rev. David Njoku                             -     (Ex-officio member)            

 

HEAD OF THE COLLEGE

Rev. Dr. MacDonald Awulotu

 

 

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGE


1.         Rev. Dr. MacDonald Awulotu        -  President     

2.         Rev. Dr. Jonas Ugbor                      -Vice President

                                                                        & Co-ordinator         

3.         Rev. Obinna N. Madu                     - Registrar

4.         Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuoha          - Academic Dean

5.         Rev. Sylvester Emuka                     - Business Manager

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

1. Rev. Dr. MacDonald Awulotu                -  President (Chairman)

2. Rev. Dr. Jonas Ugbor                            -  Vice President

                                                                          & Co-ordinator

3. Rev. Obinna N. Madu                             -  Registrar (Secretary)

4. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuoha                  - Academic Dean

5. Rev. Sylvester Emuka                            - Business Manager

6. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Nwaguru              - Dean of Student Affairs

7. Rev. Oha Nkemjika                                - Christian Ministries