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“To say that my freshman year was life-changing would be an understatement.”

Christopher Wagner

Alumnus 2015, 2019

“PCC has influenced every day of my life.”

Rachel Wapinsky

Alumna 2014

“I wanted to attend a college that would provide me with guidance and growth.”

Carol Costello Salter

Alumna 1985

“I look back most fondly at my time at PCC.”

Robert Hochberg

Alumnus 2004

“When I came here, I experienced a growth I hadn’t before. I am finding myself closer to God than ever and realizing that my values don’t come from what the world says.”

Ashlyn Henley

Current Student

“PCC faculty is always pushing me to be the best I can be.”

Grace Goltz

Current Student

“PCC not only taught me what I believe but also why I believe it.”

Richard Sugden

Alumnus 1981

“I wasn’t expecting how much I would be influenced by my history and political science classes. Those classes awoke a desire for public service.”

Donald Gauldin

Alumnus 2010

To say that my freshman year was life-changing would be an understatement. I came to PCC as an unbeliever clinging to a prayer I said as a child. Throughout my first semester, I was confronted with the gospel. Just weeks before my first interterm, my struggle with my spiritual state came to an end. I went to my suitemates’ room and told them I wasn’t sure if I was saved. There, I realized my need to trust in the finished work of Christ alone, and that realization is undoubtedly a result of God’s intervention through PCC’s gospel-focused ministry.


PCC has been the means through which I have made many of my most important life decisions. Without a doubt, God used PCC to make me the servant I needed to be for Christ and set me on a trajectory for further growth in His calling.”

Christopher Wagner

Alumnus 2015, 2019

“PCC has influenced every day of my life. My work ethic, my work product, my work reputation, and more have been influenced by what I learned at PCC.”

Rachel Wapinsky

Alumna 2014

“I had a friend who went to PCC, and when she came home at Christmas, she was a different person, a better person. I determined that I wanted to attend a college that would provide me with that guidance and growth opportunity.

Carol Costello Salter

Alumna 1985

“I have gone to a few different institutions of higher learning for my undergraduate degrees and received my graduate degree at PCC and an MBA from a university in Pennsylvania. I look back most fondly at my time at PCC.

 

I absolutely loved my classes and have nothing but positive memories and respect for the faculty and staff.

I now have three little girls, and one of the main things I was looking at when we were deciding on a school for them to attend was finding a school that used the Abeka program, which we did! So now it is so fun to have them study the curriculum I am familiar with and see how successful it is for their education and spiritual development.”

Robert Hochberg

Alumnus 2004

“PCC is allowing me to find my voice in a culture that is so bent on squashing that Christian voice; it has helped me realize where my values should lie. Before coming here, I found myself conforming to what the world says and going my way. But when I came here, I experienced a growth I hadn’t before. I am finding myself closer to God than ever and realizing that my values don’t come from what the world says.

Not to mention that the education I am receiving is top-notch and has helped me grow in my career. Not only am I getting a quality, biblically led education, but I am also being uplifted and challenged by my peers in ways I would not have if I had gone to a secular school. God is so good! PCC has allowed me to grow in ways I didn’t even think I needed growth in, and I am not the same person I was as an incoming freshman; thanks to everyone here, I can confidently say that God is steering me to bigger and better things.

Ashlyn Henley

Current Student

PCC faculty is always pushing me to be the best I can be. With a single email, I can ask teachers for help. Most of them are even willing to meet outside class and office hours. The encouragement I get for each little step I take means so much to me.

Grace Goltz

Current Student

PCC not only taught me what I believe but also why I believe it. My Bible doctrine I learned from PCC. My Bible standards I learned from PCC. My direction in life was given to me by God using PCC as His instrument. I eventually became a missionary evangelist, leading thousands to Christ and planting 58 churches worldwide. The following is a story of how one of these churches was started:

We entered a new village called Watoya, Kenya, with no church. As we got off the bus, we followed a dirt path that quickly turned into mud as the rain came pouring down. We walked 1-1/2 km before we came to the village. We gathered into thatched huts and waited out the rainstorm. When the rain stopped, we walked to the meeting place. Some of the men went ahead of us and hooked up the PA system. They began singing and gathering the people. As the service continued, more and more people came.

When asked to preach, I turned to Proverbs chapter 4 and preached on the heart of man. As the invitation was given, 48 adults and 52 children responded, trusting Christ as their Savior. After the invitation, the choir led the people in singing, but Pastor Maungo and I had to leave quickly to catch a long ride back to the city of Mumias, where our motel room was.

Pastor Robert stayed in the village that night. The next day, he told us what happened after we left the village: The people who received the Lord as their Savior went home and told their family and friends about what had happened to them. One by one, people found their way to Pastor Robert, asking about salvation. By the time the last one had come and gone, 27 more gladly received Christ as their Savior, and Pastor Robert did not get to bed until 3:00 a.m. Some people who got saved that night also returned to Pastor Robert’s house. They came to bring their items of witchcraft to be burned in the fire. They said, ‘Now that we have received the Lord, we shouldn’t have these things in our homes anymore.’

In the coming days, they organized the Gospel Baptist Church of Watoya. Today that church also has a Bible college on the property, graduating many more church-planting pastors every year.”

Richard Sugden

Alumnus 1981

“I attended PCC as a biology major to prepare for medical school. Thankfully the Lord allowed me to accomplish that goal. What I wasn’t expecting was how much I would be influenced by my history and political science classes. Those classes awoke a desire for public service and laid the foundations for me to be involved in my state and local governments.”

Donald Gauldin

Alumnus 2010

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