Bacolod Christian College of Negros
|Bacolod Christian College of Negros, Inc.|
"To provide quality Christian education, and transformational services based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
|Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines|
|Head teacher||Rev. Dr. Sergio A. Rojo Jr., President
Atty. Danilo L. Pedrosa, Chairman
|Faculty||55 (specialists and teachers)|
|Number of students||1,090|
|Color(s)||Yellow and green|
The Bacolod Christian College of Negros, Inc. (BCCN, Inc.), formerly known as the Bacolod Christian Center or BCC is the first Baptist pre-school established in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It was founded on February 23, 1954 as a community center and pioneer Baptist pre-school.
Bacolod Christian Center was founded in response to a need for a Christian outreach in the city and the province. Initially, the BCC offered a kindergarten for small children, a game room, a basketball court, a small library, and a Bible class. Because of the need for workers in the Kasapulanan, the Christian Workers Training School (CWTS) gradually came into being. This was eventually merged with Convention Baptist Institute (CBI) and later became known as Convention Baptist Bible College (CBBC).
After Rev. Taylor and Catherine Neely left in 1957, Miss Helen Markos (now Mrs. Alfredo Cordero) took over in March 1957 as Executive Director. It was under her leadership that the Center’s program was molded to form the basis for future advancement. After Miss Markos, Rev. Glenn Boice took over but later focused his attention on the Convention Bible Institute (CBI).
In 1959, Rev. Harold Blatt became the acting Director; Miss Henrietta Agustin (now Mrs. Henrietta A. Nolido) joined the staff as his assistant. Upon the return of Rev. and Mrs. Blatt and his family to the United States in 1962, Mrs. Nolido was then appointed as Executive Director, a position she held until 1995.
Meanwhile, BCC was administered by an Officer-In-Charge (OIC) in the person of Racquel Alejo until Pastor Edwin Madlangbayan was appointed Executive Director in May 1996 until December 18, 2004. In school year 1994-1995, BCC commenced its elementary school, and seven years later its secondary education department was opened. In March 2004, BCC graduated its first batch of high school students. In 1996, Mrs. Amparo Montalvo was designated as Principal of the school until 2004.
In March 2007, after the approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bacolod Christian Center changed its name to Bacolod Christian College of Negros, Inc.