Taylor College and Seminary

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Taylor College and Seminary
Former names
Christian Training Institute, North American Baptist College, Edmonton Baptist Seminary
Motto Pro Deo et Veritate
Motto in English
For God and Truth
Type Private Christian University and Seminary
Established 1940
Affiliation North American Baptist Conference
President David Williams
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 120
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates available
Other students
non-credit, continuing education courses
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Campus suburban
Colours blue      & white     
Affiliations ATS, The Association for Biblical Higher Education
Website Taylor College and Seminary

Taylor College and Seminary is a private college in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As its mission, Taylor seeks to "develop Christ-minded leaders who make a difference in the world." The enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.[1]


The college was established in 1940 as the Christian Training Institute. In 1949 the school became affiliated to the North American Baptist Conference.[2] It was accredited by the Department of Education of Alberta in 1952. A divinity school was added in 1958.

The institution moved from its original location near the U of A to its present location on 23 Avenue in 1968. With the help of the alumni association, a 28-acre campus was purchased, and a major building program was carried out in 1968, including an administration building, two dormitories and the Student Union Building, at a cost of over $1,000,000. The institute was renamed North American Baptist College and endorsed by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges the same year. On July 29, 1988, the college signed an affiliation agreement with the University of Alberta, which remained in place for a number of years.

An accredited "university college" began offering undergraduate programs in 2002, and the school changed its name to Taylor University College and Seminary. The undergraduate programs were ended in June 2009.[3] Taylor Seminary continues to operate, and the E P Wahl Centre began offering non-credit educational programs in 2008-09; a Conservatory of Music was added in 2010.

In 2010, a large portion of the campus was sold and is now home to CDI College and Concordia High School, which began leasing space from CDI in 2011.

A history of Taylor was written by former president Dr. J. Walter Goltz in 2009, titled "For God and Truth." An addendum to that book (For God and Truth: An Update), covering the recent changes at the institution, is available online.


Taylor Seminary offers an assortment of programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies: TESOL (2 Years)
  • Diploma in Christian Studies (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Intercultural Studies (1 Year)
  • Diploma in TESOL Studies
  • Certificate in Biblical Exposition
  • Certificate in Pastoral Care
  • Certificate in Pastoral Leadership
  • Certificate in Spiritual Formation
  • Continuing Education

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=p19p5.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779737932 Post-secondary Learning Act
  2. ^ Taylor College and Seminary. "History". Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ Taylor College and Seminary. "Taylor University College to Close in June 2009; Taylor Seminary will Continue" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-11-06. 

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