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East Coast Bible College

by T. David Sustar, 2006

See also: Universities and colleges

Dorms, East Coast Bible College, 1982. Image courtesy of the Equestrian, provided by the Internet Archive.

East Coast Bible College, affiliated with the Church of God, was founded in 1976 on a 100-acre campus west of downtown Charlotte. The college began offering a four-year degree in 1978. By the late 1990s about one-third of its more than 300 students lived on campus, and the faculty numbered about 20. Each student graduated, whether with a bachelor's or an associate degree, with a major in Bible studies in addition to another major. From its inception, East Coast Bible College trained ministers, missionaries, teachers, and lay workers who served across the United States and in countries around the world. The college educated students from 40 states and 31 foreign countries. In 1999 East Coast Bible College became an extension of Lee University of Cleveland, Tenn., and is now known as Lee University at Charlotte.

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Did anybody go to summer camp at East Coast Bible College during the early to mid 80's?

What about the Bible Institute that was put on by the denomination? The Championship was held at ECBC as well.


Hello, I took a course with you in Vilseck Germany in the mid 90s and looking to get a transcript sent to SNHU. How do I go about doing this? Thank you



Thank you for your comment. Please note that this site is an encyclopedia of all things North Carolina, not the college itself. To contact them, please go to 

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Erin Bradford, Government and Heritage Library

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