Pensacola Christian College
Pensacola Christian College (PCC) is a fundamentalist, Independent Baptist liberal arts college in Pensacola, Florida. Since its 1974 inception PCC was opposed to accreditation, but reversed this position and was accredited with Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools in 2013.
Arlin and Beka Horton graduated from Bob Jones University in 1951,and moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1952 to found a Christian grade school. That school, Pensacola Christian Grade School, opened in 1954 and was later renamed Pensacola Christian Academy. In 1974, the Hortons opened Pensacola Christian College to further their vision of "Education from a Christian Perspective." Pensacola Theological Seminary, an extension of PCC's graduate school, was founded in 1998. In 1996, state and federal agencies requested millions of dollars of unpaid taxes between 1988 and 1995 from A Beka Book, at the time a division of PCC. A Beka Book (named after Horton's wife, Beka), provides a K-12 curriculum that is used by some Christian schools and homeschooling families and is one of the largest Christian textbook publishers in America. In February 2012, Arlin Horton announced that he would be retiring from the ministry after the May 2012 school year. The school's board voted unanimously to install Troy Shoemaker, a PCC graduate, as president of the college.
Our mission is promote the cause of Christ by providing a distinctively Christian-traditional, liberal arts education that develops students spiritually, intellectually, morally, culturally, and socially. The College has its own unique personality, character, and philosophy of education in line with its mission.