Bridges Christian College was founded in 2011 by Dr. Mike Rakes in Winston-Salem, NC, and graduated its first class there in 2012. At the end of 2015, the school was taken over by Dr. Richard Miller as President, Rev. Anthony Freeman as Provost, and Rev. Justus Freeman as Vice President for Academic Affairs. The school moved its main campus to New Orleans, LA, restarted, and completely restructured by developing a new vision, new mission, new academic programs, new board of directors, new administration, and new faculty.

Under Dr. Miller’s leadership, BCC has continued to establish classical Pentecostal doctrines and values grounded in God’s Word, and since the school’s restart in New Orleans, it has grown in influence and students, providing cutting-edge theological education that is completely debt-free. BCC is pleased to report that since 2016, 100% of all graduates are debt-free thanks to this educational model!

Under the current leadership, the school achieved applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education in February 2017, and candidacy status in February 2021. The institution achieved full/initial accreditation in February 2023.

BCC is committed to providing Pentecostal, quality, theological education that is debt-free!