Friends Theological College(FTC) is dedicated to the training of Friends pastors, as well as to the academic progress, personal development, and spiritual growth of the students whom God is calling to other ministries.
Founded as Friends Bible Institute in 1942, College trains both men and women to pastor and to lead. The College’s principal, Robert J. Wafula, serves at the center of this vibrant,exciting community of learners. Together, the FTC community seeks to integrate faith, scripture, and theology in training the present and future leaders of Quaker churches in East Africa; and to foster in individual hearts and lives the process of maturing in Christ.
The College offers academic programs a three levels: a one-year Certificate; a three-year Diploma (the equivalent of an U.S. associate’s degree); and a four-year, post-Diploma Degree (the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree). In 2018, Friends Theological College was fully accredited by ACTEA (Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa).
The main campus of Friends Theological College rests at the top of a wooded slope of land in Kaimosi, where the Friends movement in Kenya first began. The college also operates satellite campuses in Nairobi, Lugulu, Lugari, Samburu, and Chebuyusi. Students are drawn from the east and central African countries where Friends are found: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The school has one of the best theological libraries in Western Kenya.
Ways You Can Give
Through the generosity of Friends like you, Friends United Meeting supports God's work at Friends Theological College in the following ways: