Bridgeworld College started with a vision of Dr. James Jong-Do Lee, a former professor at the Nairobi International School of Theology (NIST). While teaching at NIST, he felt the need to mobilize African nationals and churches to missions. In spite of the overwhelming growth rate of Christianity, African churches had not been seriously involved in mission to the unreached groups within the continent. Pinpointing this fact and its following shortcomings, he insisted that the mobilization should begin with the church-based pastoral training so that African national churches can take the initiative in missions. However, due to the serious financial burdens, many African pastors are not equipped with the appropriate theological education.
To overcome this limitation, BC started to train pastors through a relevant mode of church based theological education. With the very well qualified trainers, the first class in Intercultural Ministry began with 20 students on September 26, 2002. After operating from a small office at African Evangelistic Enterprise in Karen, BC rented a house-sized compound at Mountain View Estate where Cross-cultural missionary training started to be held along with the pastoral training. Currently, the organization has acquired Africa Mission Center in Karen as its official premise from which it will be offering training.
Bridgeworld College began by offering informal training to pastors and other church leaders. Later on realizing that there is a great need to offer value based formal education and training to the public in general, Bridgeworld College was registered as an accredited educational institution.
The College has enjoyed over 12 years of competent training with many alumni serving in East Africa, South Sudan, Zambia, DRC, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The serene, quiet environment in Karen and quality training makes the college a relevant place for the bright future of our students.