May 2004


Frank Schmitt

Primary Subject Area

History, Church; Religion, History of


Temple Batist College, Christian School


This dissertation study will propose to present the rich historical past of Temple Baptist College, as well as the current operations and future projections. The trend in current academia is to move away from biblical principles and established moral standards. Many Christian schools too, have succumbed to the pressure of the age. This dissertation was written not merely to record the history of Temple Baptist College (which was never done before) but also to provide standards and guidance to other small Christian institutions. The information recorded in this dissertation was collected after researching archived records and minutes of several Board of Reagents meetings. The self-study presented to TRACS during the accreditation process also served as a source of information for this study. Besides archived sources, several interviews with faculty and alumni were conducted to provide perspectives to the data collected.