Pensacola Christian College was founded in 1974 under the leadership of Arlin and Beka Horton. God called this institution into existence for His glory. The goal was to train young men and women in higher education for a life of service to Jesus Christ. The founders’ vision for PCC continues to the present.

Our mission is to promote the cause of Christ by providing a distinctively Christian-traditional, liberal arts education that develops students spiritually, intellectually, morally, culturally, and socially.

Our purpose in both undergraduate and graduate programs is to produce Christian leaders who are knowledgeable, articulate, moral, dedicated to excellence, and committed to serving Jesus Christ as they learn to influence the world by applying biblical principles in their chosen field and daily life.

The most important reason for me to attend PCC was that I knew that classmates and professors wouldn’t try to convince me to forsake my Christian beliefs. The choice was a good one. I’ve been able to approach each of my studies with a biblical perspective and learn how to approach each day with the right purpose. Faculty, godly friends, an emphasis on God—all have enabled me to grow spiritually while I grew academically.


Institutional Objectives and Learning Outcomes

In keeping with our mission and purpose, PCC’s objective is that students will be able to

Think: forming ideas through the biblical worldview and sound reasoning
  1. Pursue spiritual and professional development grounded in biblical wisdom.
  2. Apply knowledge and skill when working in their chosen fields.
  3. Make personal and professional decisions based on the biblical worldview and scriptural values.
Communicate: connecting with others by exchanging information and concepts
  1. Communicate clearly and effectively in speaking and writing.
  2. Share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
  3. Defend biblical truth as the basis for faith and practice.
Engage: interacting and relating with personal and social awareness
  1. Serve the needs of others in Christlike love.
  2. Conduct themselves appropriately in a variety of social settings.