Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center
1560 Capital Cir NW Ste 6
Tallahassee FL 32303-3180
Contact Information
Address 1560 Capital Cir NW Ste 6
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone (850) 513-1000
Fax 850 514-7488
E-mail info@tcctc.org
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization http://www.TCCTC.org
Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation http://www.cfnf.org/index.cfm?p=ways-to-give
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Tallahassee Bible Institute
Center for Biblical Studies
Former Names
Tallahassee Bible Institute
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 59-2925284
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $656,233.00
Projected Expenses $656,233.00
Mission Statement

The Mission (Purpose) of Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center:

           - to provide students with a strong grounding in the Word of God, 

           - to support and extend the ministry of the local church,

           - to build unifying relationships across the Body of Christ,

           - to provide students with an opportunity to earn graduate and undergraduate degrees in Biblical Studies.
Needs Statement
  1. Expand funding to increase student scholarships, faculty and staff salaries, purchase needed classroom equipment, expand space for class room use, establish more effective data collection and use, and purchase updated software.
  2. Addition of a part-time librarian.
  3. Enlarge automatic giving to cover basic monthly operating expenses.
  4. Funding for advertising Center programs and initiatives.
  5. Personnel and funding to assist and equip our students in the practical application of their newly developed knowledge and stills to improve community life.
  6. Actively involve alumni who are involved in workplace and congregational leadership.
Impact Statement
  1. Thirty-seven Godly teachers instructed 209 separate students in undergraduate, graduate, and leadership training programs.
  2. Increase of book donations to two African seminaries; expansion of Library offerings and use of online library catalog; and
  3. Increased use of social media to advertise course offerings and events and report Center accomplishments. This includes blogs for each offering, a monthly e-newsletter, and increased targeted marketing. 
  4. Held a second annual Walk the Walk fundraiser that grossed over $18,000.  Also, annual Fish Fry and Silent Auction generated  $6469.  Expanded FRIENDS OF THE CENTER (contributors of $25 or more monthly) project to 54 donors who help to cover rent and utilities and meet basic monthly expenses. 
  5. Increased endowment account with the Community Foundation of North Florida.
  6. Added a part-time marketer to pursue ways to communicate with the community the classes and seminars offered by way of social media and radio and television.
  7. Added library space through the expansion of the Friends of the Center Program.  We now have over 7,400 books and other media resources cataloged and on shelves available to the students and community.
  8. Expanded community involvement with the development of a writers group that meets each month to exchange ideas and improve writing skills.

2015 GOALS

  1. Develop partnership agreements with other SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)- and/or ATS (Association of Theological Schools)- accredited institutions.
  2. Increase community awareness with paid radio advertising and onsite presentations of Center programs.
  3. Increase the number of professors with  Ph.D. and Th.D. degrees.
  4. Expand community involvement through  the development of a theological discussion group or other Alliance Center teams.
  5. Establish an alumni association to deepen relationships with graduates who are involved in workplace and congregational leadership, missions, and a variety of community service organizations.
Background Statement
Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center (TCCTC) educates, nurtures, and trains men and women of faith, preparing and forming them for leadership and ministry in order to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  TCCTC is a cross-denominational seminary, Bible college and training center dedicated to teaching the Word of God.  It opened its doors in 1990 as the result of a cooperative vision of local Christian leaders and pastors.
2677 Students from 818 congregations in NW Florida and S .Georgia represent a range of ages, cultural, and economic backgrounds. We offer teaching opportunities for outstanding Christian teachers worldwide and a “smorgasbord” of courses to enrich life at individual, congregational and workplace levels.  Each program includes courses in Biblical Studies, Theology, Hermeneutics, Church History, Biblical Counseling, Missions and Evangelism plus electives of the student’s choice. Individualized programs of study allow flexibility to meet the personal and ministry goals of each student. Graduates impact their congregations, workplaces and communities in the United States and throughout the world.
TCCTC is registered with the Florida Department of Education Commission on Independent Schools and enjoys credit transfers with seminaries throughout the U.S.
Service Categories
Higher Education
Adult Education
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Students also come from south Georgia and more distant counties. 
Board Chair Statement My life has been enriched and inspired through personal study and involvement with Christians of all backgrounds in an atmosphere of intellectual excellence and Biblical faith. I have committed myself to this organization for many years because I  have seen its positive influence on my friends, congregational members and the community at large.   My involvement continues because I believe its full potential is yet to be seen.
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement
Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center is this area's only truly cross-denominational Bible College, seminary and leadership training center.  Since 2010, students have come from at least 390 congregations.  Faculty members represent all major Christian denominations.  Our curriculum focuses on Jesus and Biblical truths.  We scrutinize teaching materials to select those from leading scholars in various areas of instruction.  As much as possible, we select materials that do not have the bias of a particular denomination.  Where it is impossible, we present various interpretations and inform students of viewpoints that are not their own. Our policies require that instructors and students be allowed to express their points of view and may choose to "agree to disagree."

The academic programs and seminars of Tallahassee Christian College and Training  Center are designed to provide students with the foundation, knowledge, and skills required to become committed, effective followers of Jesus Christ.  These programs include:

  • MA Degrees in
            General Biblical Studies
            Old Testament
            New Testament
            Christian Counseling
            Missions & Evangelism
            Ministry & Leadership
            Biblical Languages
  • BA Degrees
  • 2-Year Diplomas
  • Courses
  • Seminars
  • Professional Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Dual Enrollment

Offered in an atmosphere of faith, course requirements meet highest academic standards.  We are a uniquely cross-denominational, cross-cultural, cross-generational board, faculty & student body from 818 congregations in NW Florida and S Georgia. Outstanding teachers throughout the Christian world offer a wide variety of courses that support, extend & strengthen congregational & community life.  Programs are flexible enough to meet personal & ministry goals.   TCCTC is registered with the Florida Dept. of Education & transfers credits nationwide. 

Budget $625,000.00
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults, ,
Short Term Success 70% of credit students complete their degrees or diplomas.
Long term Success
  1. Within 2 years of graduation, 80% of graduates use their degrees to engage in professional ministries or to enter denominational seminaries.
  2. 98% of students will be involved in congregational and community services.
Program Success Monitored By
Tracking # of graduates
Tracking # in Christian professions
Tracking # attending seminary
Track # involved in the community
Examples of Program Success
  1. 10 people graduated between 2011 and 2014:  2 Bachelor's Degree and 8 Master's Degrees.
  2. 100% of our students are taking courses to be involved more effectively in existing congregational and community activities.

Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center enhances spiritual growth by offering programs that relate to individual, workplace, congregational, and community life. Offerings include in-depth Bible studies, home and family, business, government, current world events, prison ministry, discipleship, prayer and intercession, praise and worship, and leadership. Students who do desire a degree may audit any seminar or class for their own personal growth and enjoyment.  If the student audits the seminar or class, examinations and outside reading are not required. Programs are designed to equip students to meet their individual goals. Courses for personal growth (audit) may be applied toward the following non-degree programs:

  • One-Year Certificate
  • Two-Year Certificate
  • Content Clusters
  • Denominational Requirements
  • Individual Classes and Seminars
  • Certificates of Attendance
  • Professional CEUs



Budget $25,000.00
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults, ,
Short Term Success
10% annual increase in congregational representation in the student body.
Long term Success Annually, from 2010-2013 at least 65 churches sent leaders to classes at the Center as an extension of their own educational programs.
Program Success Monitored By Tracking number of non-credit students enrolled in classes and seminars.
Examples of Program Success From 2012 to 2013, the non-credit student enrollment increased from 156 to 178 and the number of churches represented increased from 75 to 83.
Many professions require Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Students may receive CEUs and college credit at the same time.  CEUs are available for our courses approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.  CEUs  for TCCTC courses may be available for other professions if approved by their professions. The Center is CE Provider-350-318 with automatic renewal.
Nurses, pastors, and professionals in multiple areas are able to receive CEUs for certification, ordination, or continuing education as approved by their governing groups. 
Budget $25,000.00
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults, ,
Short Term Success
70% of students enrolled for CEUs complete the maximum number of CEUs the instruction offers.
Long term Success
Students incorporate their knowledge into their professions.
80% of students awarded CEUs will continue to have professional licenses 2 yrs later.
Program Success Monitored By
Number of students completing CEU courses and number of points awarded.
Number of professions still licensed.
Examples of Program Success For CEUs requested from 2011 to present, 67% of students enrolled earned the maximum number of CEUs.  Each 50 minutes of attendance earns one CEU.
Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center is dedicated to providing resources to the community and the educational objectives of the college's academic and training programs. The library houses a large collection of over 7400 books, study guides, Bibles, dictionaries, commentaries, and other materials. Its collection includes theological, scriptural and related disciplinary information, resources and study tools for its students, clergy, and community leaders.
The library is open to the community and may be accessed  when classes are not in session.  Because most of its holdings are not found in other local libraries, TCCTC's library coordinates its collection with existing volumes at FSU, FAMU, and the State Library of Florida. The library catalog may now be accessed online at www.tcctc.org. For the patron's convenience, library staff pull from the shelves books that are reserved online.


Budget $25,000.00
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults, ,
Short Term Success
  1. Use of online catalog increases by 10 % annually.
  2. 10% increase in student and community use of the library.
Long term Success
  • Fully staffed-50% increase in library staff
  • Relationships with other libraries-reciprocal agreements with at least 3 other libraries
  • Increased use by students, pastors and other community patrons-15 % increase in library use 


Program Success Monitored By
Reviewing paper checkout forms
Reviewing online statistics of use of online catalog
Examples of Program Success From March 2012 to September 2012, online library catalogs = 1555, a great increase over library use prior to the online system.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments

Opportunities abound for a college and training center that is open to all, focuses on the Book that has changed more lives than any other, and fills the gap between the Sunday School hour and the needs of those who are required to attend a particular denominational seminary. To address the challenge of a small student body, TCCTC:

  • distributes schedules to area churches,
  • sends monthly emails to 3,500 persons in our database,
  • utilizes public service announcements, Facebook & Twitter;
  • encourages students to refer others;
  • holds information sessions at churches and community events;
  • hosts two annual community events.

Community awareness is limited by a lack of marketing and advertising personnel and resources.  Funding needs are addressed through the maximization of volunteer and staff talent, stretching existing funds while remaining true to the mission of TCCTC, direct appeals and fundraising efforts.

We are preparing undergraduate students to make the transition from the acquisition of knowledge to application of learning in the community.  We are in the process of developing a program to track, encourage, and extend the benefits of these experiences. 

Many persons would like to attend courses but cannot afford to come.  To address this problem, the school raises scholarship funds via the Workplace Scholarship Program.  Also, students may use the organization's payment plan that allows the payment of fees in four installments during the semester.  Some students participate in our Work-Study Program to utilize volunteer hours toward tuition costs. Twelve and a half volunteer hours are required as payment for a one-credit course.

Limited classroom and library space restricts our offerings.  We can only offer three courses at the time.  The Theological Library has to house many of its holdings in a variety of classrooms since no other space is available.  The hours of operation of the library are limited because it cannot be used when classes are in session.

We are continually challenged by the lack of funds for staff and instructors.  At the present time, teachers are given a small honorarium for each three-hour credit course taught.  This amount only covers mileage and some materials and is not comparable to even the lowest average college salary.  Some staff members are paid a minimum wage and others volunteer their services, receiving an occasional small honorarium.

Board Chair
Board Chair Gary Griffin
Company Affiliation NONE
Term Jan 2014 to Jan 2015
Email runlong@nettally.com
Board Members
Mrs. Jo Anne Arnett President
Mr. Burke Buchanan Transformed By His Grace
Rev. Matthew Mark Carter II - on leave of absenceCarter Ministries, Inc.
Mr. Gary Griffin Community Volunteer
Dr. Darlene Heinrich on leave of absenceCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Ashley Kirby-Jones Center Graduate
Mrs. Emily Moore-Rich, J.D. Community Volunteer
Joyce Morgan Dr.Community Volunteer
Mr. Fred Thomson Community Volunteer
Rev. Ivey Williams Community Volunteer
Dr. Jean Williams Center Staff
Mr. Ed Witter Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 93%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Standing Committees
Capital Campaign
Additional Board Members
Dr. Nancy S. Burt Ph.D.Retired
Rev. Dr. Freddy Davis D.Min.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Schuchts PhDCommunity Volunteer
Dr. Linda Dean Thomas Ph.D.Florida State University
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Wait D.Min.
Dr. Shirleen Wait PhD
CEO Comments The composition of the Board is racially and denominationally diverse. Members are very effective in establishing and implementing policies for TCCTC.  Major challenges relate to fundraising.  Potential members with this skill have not been located.  The Board has obtained limited services on a volunteer basis but has not had sufficient funds to hire businesses or individuals to provide them.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Jo Anne Arnett
Term Start Jan 1990
Email joanne@tcctc.org
CEO/Executive Director Current Compensation $10,000
  • Co-founder, Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center
  • Educational Consultant, Florida State Department of Education
  • Program Auditor- Florida Department of Education
  • Member, SACS Accreditation Teams
  • Adjunct Professor, FAMU
  • Graduate Seminar Presenter, FSU
  • Post Graduate Studies in Adult Ed. at FSU; MA- Personnel Studies; BA- Humanities
  • Multi-county Educational Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal, Teacher of Varying Exceptionalities
Former CEOs
Dr. Darlene Heinrich Ph.D.Jan 1990 - Dec
Senior Staff
Title Registrar and Bookkeeper
Title Director of Planning & Student Advisement
Ph.D.- Counseling Psychology
M.S.- Counseling
B.S.- Biology
25 yrs.- Educational Planning ;Teacher Education
10 yrs.- Employee Training; Organizational Effectiveness
Title Communications Director
Title IT Director
Title Library
Title Library
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 8
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
CEO Comments
The major key to our success is found in the cooperation of individuals, ministries, and other organizations that maximize effectiveness in fulfilling our purpose.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2014
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center has informal relationships with most of the congregations in Tallahassee and with organizations in Israel and Africa.  Chelsea House (home for homeless women) and many local ministries and businesses also collaborate with TCCTC.  Additionally, TCCTC partners with:
  • The Tallahassee Pastor's Council
  • MarketFaith Ministries
  • Live the Life Ministries
  • International House of Prayer
  • Business Network, Inc.
  • Jerusalem University
  • Pray! Tallahassee
  • TIPS
  • Throneroom Prayer Ministry
  • Mission Tallahassee
  • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • African Book Project
  • Federal and State prison chaplains
  • A Woman's Pregnancy Center
  • Capital City Youth Services
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Elder Care Services
  • City Walk
  • Teen Challenge
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Emergency Care Help Organization
  • Young Life of Tallahassee
  • Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries
  • Aglow International
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Fraternity
Small Business Excellence Award/Non-Profit Service Business of the YearTallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce1995
Community RecognitionTallahassee Magazine2011
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $656,233.00
Projected Expenses $656,233.00
Endowment Value $8,551.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$116,174$113,837$130,848
Administration Expense$40,834$39,232$39,054
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.151.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%74%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$22,561$34,771$16,092
Current Assets$22,561$32,951$16,092
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$633$4,057$8,061
Total Net Assets$21,928$30,714$8,031
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities35.648.122.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose The funds will be used for instructor salaries, student scholarships and improvements to instruction.
Goal $100,000.00
Dates Nov 2014 to Dec 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Organization Comments
     In-kind giving vastly exceeds our annual income. Generous gifts include reduced rental, donated equipment, instruction and volunteer staff. 
   TCCTC returns for filing with IRS were prepared by CPA Dan W. Holloway of Sanders, Holloway & Ryan.  See CPA letter under "Review."
   While remaining true to the vision and to maximize effectiveness, the college stretches every human and financial resource at its disposal. Additional human and financial resources will expand our capacity to change lives that will impact our society and societies around the globe in positive ways.
Funding challenges and opportunities are included in other sections of this document.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the 990-EZ
  • Contributions from foundations, corporations, governments and indirect support are included with total for individuals
  • Top 3 Funding Sources are not refelected as they are not indicated in the 990EZ
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Additional Comments
These and other policies are included in the faculty and student handbooks as appropriate.  Both handbooks are accessible at www.tcctc.org.
Nonprofit Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center
Address 1560 Capital Cir NW Ste 6
Tallahassee, FL 323033180
Primary Phone 850 513-1000
Donate with a credit card http://www.TCCTC.org
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation http://www.cfnf.org/index.cfm?p=ways-to-give
Contact Email info@tcctc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Jo Anne Arnett
Board Chair Gary Griffin
Board Chair Company Affiliation NONE
Year of Incorporation 1990
Former Names
Tallahassee Bible Institute