Valor Christian College

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Valor Christian College
Former names
World Harvest Bible Institute,
World Harvest Bible College
Motto"The School of the Spirit!"
TypePrivate Bible college
Religious affiliation
World Harvest Church
PresidentDr. Ken Grunden
Location, ,

39°53′26″N 82°49′49″W / 39.8905853°N 82.8301879°W / 39.8905853; -82.8301879Coordinates: 39°53′26″N 82°49′49″W / 39.8905853°N 82.8301879°W / 39.8905853; -82.8301879
ColorsMaroon and white         

Valor Christian College (formerly World Harvest Bible College) is a private Christian college associated with World Harvest Church. The college is located in Columbus, Ohio, on the church campus.

Students attending the college, either on campus or online, qualify for federal financial aid.[1]

In 2016, Valor Christian College became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education[2] to grant certificates and degrees at the associate degree level.

Valor also is authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education [3] to offer associate of applied science degrees and diplomas in Bible and ministry-related studies.


Dr. Rod Parsley, founder and chancellor of Valor Christian College, addresses a chapel service.

The college was founded in 1990 by Rodney Lee Parsley, pastor of World Harvest Church, as World Harvest Bible Institute.[4]

New programs were added in the following years and in 1993, the name was changed to World Harvest Bible College.[4]

In the fall of 2009, the college was approved by the state of Ohio to offer Associate of Applied Science degrees. The college changed its name to Valor Christian College in January 2010.[4]

Beginning with the fall semester of 2012, Valor's academic building moved from a campus on Wright Road in Canal Winchester, Ohio, to the World Harvest Church campus.

Classes are held in Canfield Hall, a building that formerly housed administrative offices for World Harvest Church. It is named after the church's senior elder, Bill Canfield, and is adjacent to the men's and women's dormitories.

Students who attend Valor are eligible for work-study programs.


Valor Christian College academic programs place a strong concentration biblical foundations and tools to use in ministry activities through classroom study and hands-on experiences in a variety of ministry areas.[5]

The college offers one-year diploma programs in evangelism, general studies, music ministry and pastoral studies.

Two-year associate degree programs are available in pastoral leadership, missions, youth ministries, Christian ministries (formerly interdisciplinary studies), evangelism, music ministry, media ministries, organizational leadership, organizational management and advanced leadership (third-year honors program).[5] Degree programs also are available online.


  • Accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education[2]
  • Authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education [6] to offer associate of applied science degrees and diplomas in Bible and ministry-related studies
  • Approved by the United States Office of Education for participation in the federal students financial aid programs

See also[edit]

World Harvest Church


  1. ^ "Financial Aid". Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Member Colleges - Association for Biblical Higher Education". The Association for Biblical Higher Education. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
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  4. ^ a b c "Valor Christian College 2015–2016 Academic Catalog" (PDF). Valor Christian College. 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Academics". Valor Christian College. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
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