Trinity Baptist College

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Trinity Baptist College
MottoTraining Students for Life and Ministry
TypePrivate college
Established1974
Religious affiliation
Independent Baptist
ChancellorThomas Messer
PresidentMac Heavener, Jr.
Administrative staff
28 full-time
Undergraduates377
Location, ,
United States

30°18′00″N 81°46′59″W / 30.3°N 81.783°W / 30.3; -81.783
ColorsRoyal blue, gold, black, white                 
AffiliationsTransnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
MascotEagles
Websitewww.tbc.edu

Trinity Baptist College (TBC) is a private Independent Baptist college in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 1974 by Trinity Baptist Church. It is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

History[edit]

Trinity Baptist College was founded in 1974. It was originally located on McDuff Avenue near downtown Jacksonville.

In 1988, Trinity Baptist College expanded and moved to the west-side of Jacksonville. In 1998 the college was accredited by the Trans-national Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

Academics[edit]

Trinity Baptist College currently offers Associate, Bachelor, and Master level degree programs. The newest programs to Trinity are the 3+3 Pre-Law program and the Business Administration program.

Societies[edit]

The student body is divided into eight groups known as societies, each having a name consisting of three Greek letters, similar to the style of fraternities and sororities. There are four societies for the men and four for the women. These have been established to provide Christian fellowship through meetings, activities, and competitions. The societies are involved in school projects and in fund-raising. Each has its own elected officials and offers opportunities for members to develop as leaders.[1]

The societies at Trinity Baptist College are:

Men's Societies[edit]

  • Sigma Lambda Kappa—ΣΛΚ
    (Speiron ton Logon Kuriou—Sowing the Word of the Lord)
  • Pi Ro Pi—ΠΡΠ
    (Pur, Romphaia, Pneuma—Fire, Sword, Spirit)
  • Pi Theta Kappa—ΠΘΚ
    (Parakletoi Theu Kosmos—Advocates of God to the World)
  • Alpha Omega Epsilone—ΑΩΕ
    (Emi to Alpha ki to Omega—I Am the Alpha and the Omega)

Women's Societies[edit]

  • Tri Delta—ΔΔΔ
    (Dioko, Douleuo, Doxazo—Follow, Serve, Glorify)
  • Tau Theta Epsilon—ΤΘΕ
    (Tas Thugatras Eireineis—Daughters of Peace)
  • Kappa Delta Chi—ΚΔΧ
    (Katharos Dia Christon—Pure on Account of Christ)
  • Pi Epsilon Alpha—ΠΕΑ
    (Pistis, Elpis, Agape—Faith, Hope, Charity)

LifeSong[edit]

LifeSong is a traveling music group that began in 2008, traveling as representatives of Trinity Baptist College and performing at various churches, schools, student ministries, and youth rallies across the United States.

Athletics[edit]

Trinity Baptist College competes as the Eagles in the National Christian College Athletic Association.

The Eagles field women's teams in Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and Softball. Men's sports include Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball. All sports compete at the division 2 level except baseball and softball, which are division 1.

TBC has won several national titles in various sports. These include Men's Soccer (NCCAA 2015), Men's Basketball (NIT 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014), and Women's Basketball (NIT 2019).

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010-11 TBC Catalog, pg. 18
  2. ^ "David Meeks' Biography". votesmart.org. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Paul Chappell - Faculty". wcbc.ed. Retrieved July 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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