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Taylor University College and Seminary

Taylor College and Seminary
Motto Pro Deo et Veritate
Motto in English For God and Truth
Established 1940
Type Private Christian University and Seminary
Religious affiliation Christian Evangelical
President David Williams
Academic staff 5
Admin. staff 10
Students 120
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates available
Other students non-credit, continuing education courses
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Campus suburban
Former names Christian Training Institute, North American Baptist College, Edmonton Baptist Seminary
Colours blue      & white     
Affiliations ATS, The Association for Biblical Higher Education


The college was established in 1940 as the Christian Training Institute. In 1949 the school became affiliated to the North American Baptist Conference.[2] It was accredited by the Department of Education of Alberta in 1952. A divinity school was added in 1958.

The institution moved from its original location near the U of A to its present location on 23 Avenue in 1968. With the help of the alumni association, a 28-acre campus was purchased, and a major building program was carried out in 1968, including an administration building, two dormitories and the Student Union Building, at a cost of over $1,000,000. The institute was renamed North American Baptist College and endorsed by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges the same year. On July 29, 1988, the college signed an affiliation agreement with the University of Alberta, which remained in place for a number of years.

An accredited "university college" began offering undergraduate programs in 2002, and the school changed its name to Taylor University College and Seminary. The undergraduate programs were ended in June 2009.[3] Taylor Seminary continues to operate, and the E P Wahl Centre began offering non-credit educational programs in 2008-09; a Conservatory of Music was added in 2010.

In 2010, a large portion of the campus was sold and is now home to CDI College and Concordia High School, which began leasing space from CDI in 2011.

A history of Taylor was written by former president Dr. J. Walter Goltz in 2009, titled "For God and Truth." An addendum to that book (For God and Truth: An Update), covering the recent changes at the institution, is available online.


Taylor Seminary offers an assortment of programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies: TESOL (2 Years)
  • Diploma in Christian Studies (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Intercultural Studies (1 Year)
  • Diploma in TESOL Studies
  • Certificate in Biblical Exposition
  • Certificate in Pastoral Care
  • Certificate in Pastoral Leadership
  • Certificate in Spiritual Formation
  • Continuing Education

Notable alumni

  • Rev. Dr. Lu The Nguyen, Esq. - An attorney, historical theologian and ordained as an Episcopal priest.

See also

Christianity portal


External links

  • Taylor College and Seminary

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