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Since 1924, American Baptist College is a Christian College dedicated to educating and developing Christians for worldwide leadership and service. We are committed to providing men and women with an outstanding interdisciplinary undergraduate professional education in Bible, theology, and the social and natural sciences. American Baptist College is a place where men and women can come to prepare for ministerial vocations in and beyond the church with a Christian theological understanding of the world.
A Rich History
The College has educated Civil Rights champions, national leaders and outstanding Christian ministers. The school’s history during the 1960's and 1970's was lively with cultivating civil rights champions, national leaders and outstanding Christian ministers. Students from American Baptist College, such as Julius Scruggs, Bernard Lafayette, Jim Bevels, William Barbee and John Lewis served on the front line of the Nashville Student Sit-In movement for justice and change. Under the tutelage of then Professor J.F. Grimmett, the late the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, and Rev Dr. C.T. Vivian, many of our students dared to sit down at lunch counters dramatically altering the quality of life for Americans living in the South.