The new Welch College campus in Gallatin, TN

Since 1942, the mission of Welch College has been to
educate leaders to serve Christ, His Church, and His world
through biblical thought and life.

That mission started the first day the college opened its doors to eight students on Richland Avenue in Nashville.

Today, Welch College enrolls more than 376 students annually from 25 states and several foreign countries. Students enjoy a distinctly Christian education with a strong core of biblical and theological studies at the heart of every educational program.

The need for Christian leaders is greater now than ever. Welch College is committed to preparing such leaders by guiding students toward spiritual and intellectual maturity, and by giving them a practical understanding that makes them effective Christian witnesses anywhere, anytime.

This commitment demands that we honor and embrace the foundational principles of our past as we face the challenges and opportunities of the future–always striving to continue Building on the Legacy!

The New Campus

The first phase of the new 66-acre campus in Gallatin, Tennessee was completed in March of 2017, and provides a technologically up-to-date atmosphere in which to live and study, campus-wide Internet access, residence halls with generous living quarters for students, a library to house more than 70,000 volumes with room and plans to expand, spacious classrooms and laboratories, a modern dining hall, student center, athletic center, and more.

The new campus provides the opportunity for increased enrollment, meets the needs of the physically challenged, and provides space for student recreation and athletic activities–all important elements for a complete campus experience.

The new campus has the look and feel of a traditional college campus, with two- and three-story red-brick buildings accented by white columns and other classical architectural details. This historic ambience will provides a beautiful setting in which students learn, live, and grow into the Christian leaders of tomorrow.

Coffman Hall | Quad Side – Classrooms, Library, Offices, Science Lab

Women’s Residence Hall

Celorio Hall – Dining, Fine Arts, Music Department, Presidents Dining

Aerial Quad View

Student Activities Center

President’s Residence

Aerial Front of Campus View

The Building on the Legacy Campaign

The completion of phase one of the new campus and land will cost approximately $32 million. The college received $12.5 million for its former campus and has received $11 million in cash and commitments in the silent phase of its capital campaign.

The goal of the Building on the Legacy campaign is: (1) full funding of the new campus, which will require raising another $8.5 million, and (2) paying off all existing debt,* which will require $4 million, for a total of $12.5 million. This will allow the college to focus on providing academic programs for students rather than using operational funds for debt reduction.

With excitement about the future, a shared vision, a strong commitment, and a deliberate plan, the leadership of Welch College encourages you to participate in this campaign and rejoice together as we continue Building on the Legacy!

*Welch owed $4.2 million in long-term debt prior to campus relocation. Approximately $2.3 million of this was assumed because of the pension crisis during the recession that followed 2008. The other $1.9 million was a combination of capital improvements made to the West End campus and the purchase of the Gallatin property.

Advancement Team

David Williford
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Email: DWilliford@welch.edu
Phone: 615-675-5302

Mike Edwards
Director of the Welch Fund
Email: mike.edwards@welch.edu
Phone: 615-675-5333

Derek Altom
Office Manager for Institutional Advancement
Email: DAltom@welch.edu
Phone: 615-675-5262

Michael Oliver
Major Gifts Officer
Email: MOliver@welch.edu
Phone: 615-675-5332