Great Lakes Christian College

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Great Lakes Christian College
Former names
Great Lakes Bible College
TypePrivate Christian College
AffiliationChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
PresidentLarry Carter
CampusSuburban, 47 acres
ColorsBlue and White

Great Lakes Christian College (GLCC) is a private four-year Christian college in Delta Township, Michigan, west of Lansing. It was founded in 1949 and is supported by and affiliated with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.


The school was founded as Great Lakes Bible College in 1949 at Rock Lake, Michigan, near Vestaburg, with a student body of 12. In 1951, the college purchased a nearby farm, which was converted into the first campus. The college subsequently moved to the Dodge Mansion in Lansing in 1958. In 1972, the college purchased forty-seven acres of land in Delta Township and built the new campus there.

In 1997, Great Lakes received accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation. In 1992, the College changed its name to Great Lakes Christian College. In March 2008, GLCC dedicated its new multi-purpose facility, the Doty Center, named in honor of the late Dr. Brant Lee Doty.


GLCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1] since 2003 and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education[2] since 1997.

The school's student to faculty ratio is 13:1, and 80% of the faculty have obtained or are pursuing their professional doctorates.[3] All students who graduate from GLCC receive their bachelor's in theology, as well as their bachelor's in their field of study. The campus has three dormitories, the Doty Center (a multi-purpose athletics facility), and one administration building, which contains faculty offices, classrooms, and the school library.


The Crusaders play men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, and women's volleyball in the Mideast Region of Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association. [4] There is also an intramural flag football league which plays in the spring.


  1. ^ "Directory of HLC Institutions". Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
  2. ^ Association for Biblical Higher Education
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-06.

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Coordinates: 42°45′16″N 84°38′18″W / 42.75431°N 84.63847°W / 42.75431; -84.63847