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!

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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, Faculty & Staff Offices

The Building on the Legacy Campaign

It is estimated that it will cost $20 million-plus to complete the construction and relocation of the campus and retire the debt on the land. In addition to approximately $12.5 million in net proceeds from the sale of the West End campus, the project will require that a total of $7.5 million be raised.

The capital campaign to raise these funds for campus construction is entitled Building on the Legacy. In a silent phase of the Building on the Legacy campaign, the college has raised $2.1 million in pledges ($1.6 million of which has already been received). We need to raise an additional $5.4 million dollars in cash and gifts-in-kind ($3.4 million in five-year pledges and $2 million in gifts-in-kind of materials, labor, fixtures, etc.).

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!

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