Trinity College (Florida)

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Trinity College of Florida
Former names
Florida Bible Institute (1932-1946)
TypePrivate
Established1932
PresidentDr. Mark T. O'Farrell
LocationNew Port Richey, Florida, U.S.
AthleticsFour sports teams
ColorsBlack and Gold         
AffiliationsNational Christian College Athletic Association
MascotTigers
Websitetrinitycollege.edu

Trinity College of Florida is an evangelical interdenominational Bible college (established 1932) located in New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida. It is a private college.

History[edit]

The institution was founded as Florida Bible Institute in 1932, in Temple Terrace by Dr. William T. Watson, a fundamentalist tent preacher from North Carolina and pastor of a large Christian and Missionary Alliance church in St. Petersburg. The name was changed to Trinity College of Florida in 1947.

The college's most famous alumnus is Billy Graham, who graduated in 1940 and became one of the best known evangelists in the history of the church. Jimmy G. Tharpe (1930–2008), founder of Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, Louisiana, received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Trinity in the 1950s. Recording artist KB (Kevin Burgess) graduated in 2010 and went on to win the 2014 Dove Award.[1][2]

Accreditation[edit]

The college was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education in 1996 and maintains this accreditation today.[3] It is not regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Trinity College Athletics[edit]

Trinity College of Florida's athletic program consists of four sports teams: Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball, and Women's Volleyball. All four teams participate in the NCCAA Division II.[4]

"The Trinity College men's basketball program took first place in the Bible College National Invitational Tournament in 2016."[5]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners | The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards". doveawards.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  2. ^ Solis, Steven. "KB wins Hip-Hop/Rap Song of The Year at the 2014 Dove Awards". Rapzilla. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  3. ^ "Accreditation | Trinity College". trinitycollege.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  4. ^ "Trinity College Athletics | Trinity College". trinitycollege.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball | Trinity College". www.trinitycollege.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  6. ^ "Dr. Thomas E. Woodward | Trinity College". www.trinitycollege.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-14.

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Coordinates: 28°00′22″N 82°47′28″W / 28.0061653°N 82.7911662°W / 28.0061653; -82.7911662