|Affiliation||Pentecostal Church of God|
Euless, Texas, USA|
Messenger College is the national college of the Pentecostal Church of God located at 400 S. Industrial Blvd., Euless, Texas. The institution is accredited through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and its students are eligible for federal student aid programs. Messenger College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Christian Ministry and in Business Administration. The institution also offers an Associate of Arts degree. Distance learning is offered through Messenger College On-Line.
In September 1987, Messenger College was created by the merging of two merged collegiate institutions. In November 1983, the Pentecostal Church of God, the sponsoring organization of two denominational colleges in the United States, elected to merge those institutions into one college in Joplin, Missouri, the host city of its international headquarters. Southern Bible College in Houston, Texas and Evangelical Christian College in Fresno, California were closed and the resources moved to Joplin, Missouri to create Messenger College was opened in newly constructed facilities on 16 acres (65,000 m2) of wooded property across from the international offices of the church denomination.
It is the Pentecostal Church of God's national collegiate institution, serving as the organizations's educational arm for its ministers, missionaries, teachers, and other professionals to serve its constituency and others in the United States and abroad.
In 2012, Messenger College relocated its campus to Euless, TX, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
- General Bylaws (2012 ed.). Bedford, TX: Pentecostal Church of God. 2012. p. 112.