Summit Christian College

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This article is about the Bible college in Gering, Nebraska. For information about the college once located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, see Taylor University.
Summit Christian College
Former name
Platte Valley Bible College
Type Private Christian
Established 1951 (1951)
Religious affiliation
Christian churches and churches of Christ
President David Parrish
Vice-president Merle Powell
Students 40-60
Location Gering, Nebraska, US
Coordinates: 41°49′45″N 103°40′32″W / 41.82917°N 103.67556°W / 41.82917; -103.67556 (Summit Christian College)

Summit Christian College, based in Gering, Nebraska, United States, was established in 1951 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska as Platte Valley Bible College. It offers on-campus and distance education programs leading to one-year certificates and 2- and 4-year degrees in the areas of Bible and ministry, Christian education, missions, and management and ethics. The college is historically affiliated with non-denominational, Christian churches and churches of Christ of the Restoration Movement.

President Dates[1]
Ellis Baker 1951-1957
Ellwood Beeman 1958-1970
Frank Bush October 1972-January 1979
Gerald Parriott July 1981-1985
Lawrence D. Leathermon November 1985-March 2001
Gerald Parriott July 2001-2003
Jason Hanselman May 2003-2008
David Parrish 2009-

For many years, a program of medical missions was the college's major contribution to the efforts of Christian Church-related Bible colleges in the area of world evangelism. In recent years, the lack of demand for such programs, and the difficulties of providing them, have led to the discontinuance of the medical mission program at Summit.

In 2005, Platte Valley Bible College changed its name to become Summit Christian College. Total enrollment varies between about 40 and 60 students.[2]

In 2008, Summit Christian College moved into a newly remodeled campus in the neighboring city of Gering, Nebraska.


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