A positive Theological Influence for Over 70 Years.
Nazarene Theological College, or NTC, began life over seventy years ago at West Hurlet House, near Glasgow. In 1959, we moved to the White House in Didsbury and incorporated Beech Lawn Bible College of Stalybridge. Emmanuel College in Birkenhead united with the college in 1997 and is remembered in the new library and classroom block, the Emmanuel Centre.
Originally, students were given a college diploma on completing their studies. With the growth of higher education, it became possible for students to graduate with a university degree. NTC has been a partner college of the University of Manchester since 1992 and all the qualifications gained – from certificates to doctorates – are Manchester degrees.
Belonging to the World Methodist Council, NTC is one of fifty-three colleges and universities around the world associated with the Church of the Nazarene, a denomination originating in the nineteenth-century holiness movement. As a growing world-wide fellowship, the church now numbers over two million members in over 150 countries. It stands firmly within the historic Christian faith and is clearly evangelical.
Nazarene Theological College welcomes students from any tradition who believe that they can benefit from the kind and quality of education the College offers. Those who’ve shared in the life and work of the college include Anglicans, Baptists, Brethren, Methodists, Congregationalists, Salvationists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians and many others.
Our current Principal is Revd Dr Deirdre Brower Latz (2012-)
List of former Principals:
- Revd Dr David McCulloch (2004-2012)
- Revd Dr Herbert B. McGonigle (1986-2004)
- Revd Dr Jack Ford (1966-73)
- Revd Dr Hugh Rae (1954-66 & 1973-86)
- Revd Dr George Frame (1944-54)
Selection of (digitised) books on the history of the Church of the Nazarene in the UK
- Revd Dr Hugh Rae, Scholarship on Fire: A Personal Account of Fifty Years of Nazarene College in Britain (1994)
- Dr Tom Noble, Called to be Saints: A Centenary History of the Church of the Nazarene in the British Isles, 1906-2006
- Revd Jack Ford, In the Steps of John Wesley: The Church of the Nazarene in Britain (1968)