About KCU

Meet the President

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Kentucky Christian University. I am proud to serve this great institution as its sixth president. As I have often said, this is the school that made me. My wife and I are both proud to be 1985 graduates.

We talk a lot about the “3 Cs” of KCU, Christ, Character and Career. We keep the 3 Cs ever present because they so elegantly capture the essence of what it is we do and why.  The 3 Cs serve as markers of what we value at KCU.

You will find KCU to be focused on 3 important characteristics:
1) Christ –students will come to know Christ more fully through the KCU experience. If all we do is produce excellent ministers, youth ministers, nurses, business leaders, teachers, social workers, and so forth, our work is not complete because our mission is to educate future leaders who will serve as the hands and feet of Christ through their chosen area of service.

2) Character – the KCU experience encompasses much more than classroom learning and you will find a decided emphasis on character development. To that end, it is virtually impossible to complete the KCU experience as an unknown number. Every member of the KCU family assumes the dual responsibility of not only demonstrating teaching or coaching excellence, but also of serving as a Christian mentor to students. At KCU, we are just as interested in who students become as what they become.  Whether in the classroom, in chapel, or through our many campus activities, we take advantage of every opportunity to develop the whole individual—spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually   .

3) Career – students are preparing to enter a world in which their career excellence and competence will be exceptionally important.   Whether their calling is vocational ministry or the ministry of service through another profession, KCU has been preparing highly trained, spiritually grounded leaders for 100 years!  We have a long tradition of training effective Kingdon leaders who excell in their fields of service.  All of this to say, the KCU experience will leave your student exceptionally well-prepared for a life of service!

It truly is an exciting time to be a Knight!

Dr. Terry Allcorn

Well Equipped

“I look back at my four years at Kentucky Christian University often and fondly. The classes were relevant, the professors were genuine, and the campus was focused on the schools mission: Christ, Character, Career. I was well equipped to minister to and lead worship in the hundreds of congregations we visit each year as the band “64 to Grayson”. If I went back and was faced with the choice to go to KCU again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

Zack Shelton, Class of 2013

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