an Diego Christian College was founded in 1970 as Christian Heritage College under the initial sponsorship of Scott Memorial Baptist Church (now Shadow Mountain Community Church). Desiring to “prepare Christian young people not only for relatively brief careers in this present world . . . but also for eternal service,” Drs. Tim LaHaye, Art Peters and Henry Morris sought to establish a new Christian liberal arts college, “based upon the full integrity and inerrancy of Scripture.”
Drs. LaHaye, Peters and Morris believed, “the best education must be founded on the fact of God’s creation and developed within the framework of His revealed Word.”
Sharing the passion and commitment of SDCC’s founders, Dr. David Jeremiah has been an integral part of CHC/SDCC. In 1981, he became Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church and has served as both President and Chancellor of the college.
Following their model, SDCC continues to: