Late 1970s to 1980s
- Late 1970s to 1980s
Birth of a vision
God wants you to move from potential to fulfilment - where you are to where He wants you to be."
Rev Dominic Yeo
MA (Global Leadership)
TCA College began as a vision conceived by Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy, former Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre and Chancellor of the College, for the purpose of providing ministerial training with the Bachelor of Theology program and other degree programs so as to advance the Gospel message and to amply prepare leaders for service to churches and the Christian community.
1979 Trinity School of Bible commenced with her first cohort of bible students at 23 Adam Road.
1983 Formal lectures were conducted and the name of the school was changed to Theological Centre for Asia (TCA).
Expanding the vision
"Moving into a season of significance does not mean just you being significant. Rather, it is about adding to the significance of others."
Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy
1990In response to the need of its community, the Bachelor of Ministry was launched in 1990, along with the Diploma in Theology and Bachelor of Theology programs. In 1992, TCA introduced the Masters in Bible and Missions (currently named Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies); in 1995 the Master of Divinity; in 2000 the Master of Arts in Ministry. In 2007, the Bachelor of Ministry program was assimilated into the Bachelor of Theology program.
The Chinese Department started in 1997 with the Certificate in Ministry and Master of Arts in Ministry programs. The Diploma in Theology and Bachelor of Theology were later introduced in 1999; and the Bachelor of Ministry and Master of Divinity was launched in 2005. In 2012 Term 3, School of Theology Chinese launched her MTh program.
“The world needs strategic leaders who will be bold in the Holy Spirit and dare to do great exploits for God. The day of miracles is still here - the need for leaders who will lead is the cry of God for this generation."
Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy
2005 Rev Dominic Yeo was appointed and installed as Vice-Chancellor.
2006The Appointment and installation of Rev Dr Wilson Teo as the third President of TCA. The vision to become a multi-disciplinary college was birthed. Four Schools were launched and they are namely: School of Counseling, School of Creative Arts, School of Leadership and School of Divinity. To mark this expansion, the name of TCA was changed to TCA College.
2007 TCA College moved to spanking new premises in Trinity@Paya Lebar at 249 Paya Lebar Road. During the same period, the School of Leadership at TCA College, in partnership with Azusa Pacific University (APU), began its program: Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.
2011The conferment of recognition from the Singapore Association for Counseling (SAC) to the School of Counseling for its Post Graduate Diploma program. The Center for Counseling was also inaugurated and designated as a centre where clinical and professional counseling services are provided for members of the broader community. In November 2013, the Master of Arts in Counseling program was given the same recognition by the SAC.
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