History of TCA College

Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy envisioned a place where formal ministerial training would be available to leaders dedicated to serving churches and communities here in Asia.

Out of that vision emerged Trinity School of the Bible, the first Pentecostal and Charismatic school to offer Bachelor of Theology and Master of Arts in Singapore.

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Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy
Founder, Chancellor

Renamed Theological Centre for Asia with an initial enrolment of 120 students. 

Picture on left shows Trinity@Adam when it was just an old bungalow along 23 Adam Road. TCA's first classes were held there. 

Recognized by the Singapore Ministry of Education as a religious school.

Received accreditation from the Asia Theological Association.

Received accreditation from the Asia Pacific Theological Association.

Launched a Chinese Department offering the Certificate in Ministry and Master of Arts in Ministry.

Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy, the first President of the school, was appointed the Chancellor. Rev Derek Tan was appointed the second President of the school.

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Rev Dr Derek Tan
President (2000-2005)

Received accreditation from the Asia Theological Association for the Chinese Department.

Rev Dominic Yeo was appointed the Vice-Chancellor, and expanded the school’s vision from a theological seminary to a multi-disciplinary college.

Rev Dominic Yeo
Vice Chancellor
(2005-present)

Rev Dr Wilson Teo was appointed the third President.

To become a multi-disciplinary college, the four schools were launched: School of Counseling, School of Creative Arts, School of Theology, and School of Leadership. 

To mark this expansion, Theological Centre for Asia was renamed TCA College.

Rev Dr Wilson Teo
President (2006-2018)

Established partnerships with Azusa Pacific University, USA and University of Wales, UK.

Moved to a new and larger campus at Trinity@Paya Lebar.

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Received recognition from the Singapore Association for Counseling for the Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling.

Inaugurated our Centre for Counseling to provide clinical and professional counseling services.

Received recognition from the Singapore Association for Counseling for the Master of Arts in Counseling.

Offered our first online courses at undergraduate and graduate levels where students interact weekly on a learning management system. 

Rev Dominic Yeo assumed the role of Interim President.

Launched the online Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (School of Theology, English Department).

Partnered with Life Pacific College, USA and launched the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (School of Leadership).

Rev Dr Dennis Lum was appointed the Fourth President.

Celebrated TCA College’s 40th Anniversary.

Rev Dr Dennis Lum
President
(2019-present)