The 43rd CCU of SC Spring      Commencement Convocation
             June 2021



CCU offers a full range of affordable Ecclesiastical Degree Programs:  Associates, Bachelors of Christian Counseling (NCCA) Degrees.


CCU also offers diploma and certified training programs for ministers, deacons, ushers, leaders and others not seeking a degree but want to further their personal spiritual growth and development in the kingdom of God.


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CCU Calendar of Events, Class Sessions and Holidays for Academic Year 2021-2022


 Jan. 17th- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Holiday

 Spring Semester- 2022

 Feb. 8th- New Students Orientation (5:30pm)

 Feb. 8th- Faculty/ Staff Meeting ( 7pm- 8pm)

 Feb. 7th-10th: Final Grades for Fall 2021 

 Feb. 14th- Classes Resume

 Mar. 26th- Faculty/ Staff Meeting (10am-11am)

April 15th- Good Friday

 April 17th- Resurrection Day

 April 18th- 22nd: Spring Break

 April 23rd- Faculty/ Staff meeting (10am)


 May 9th- 10th: Midterm Conferences

 May 30- Memorial Day


 June 3rd- Submission of grades/Clearance with   Financial Officer

 June 4th- Faculty Meeting (10am)

 June 20th- Auditing/ Final Clearance of debts and   grades for expectant graduates.

 June 24th- Hall of Fame 2022 (7pm)

 June 25th -Graduation 2022 (2pm)

 June 20- July 28, 2022: Fast Semester

 Fast Semester must be registered by June 10, 2022.



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FALL 2022!


CCU of SC will have an information booth at "The Voorhees College Legacy Convention" on June 11, 2022 @10am-12pm located at The DoubleTree Hotel 2100 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210


.  Because of COVID-19, CCU of SC will serve you through the online or person-to-person instruction.  Central Christian University of South Carolina offers full range of affordable ecclesiastical Degree Programs: Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor, and Christian Counseling

Classes start August 2022


For reliable, up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control's website.


CCU of SC Dean, Faculty and Staff  Meeting/ Workshop at Greater Faith United Missionary Baptist Churc.

June 4, 2022

CCU of SC Board Meeting at  9:30 a.m at Greater Faith United Missionary Baptist Church.


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"Central Christian University of South Carolina Celebrates Its Inaugural Annual 

Hall of Fame 2019"


On June 21, 2019, Central Christian University of South Carolina inducted its inaugural Class of 2019 to its Hall of Fame Recognition for outstanding services to the University.


The Hall of Fame Recognition(s) honored:

  • Dr. James & Dr. Carolyn Andrews - Dr. James Andrews is a native of New Bern, North Carolina and Dr. Carolyn Andrews is a native of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Together, they continue to serve in various roles throughout this Christian journey.  He and  his family are dedicated and proud members of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Elgin. Married for 36 years, they have two children. Dr. Andrews currently serves on the Midlands Baptist Assoc. Golf Steering committee as Vice Chair and CCU Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and a dedicated member of the CCU Alumni Assoc. Dr. Carolyn Andrews is currently the Fort Jackson Transition Services Manager and NDCA Certified Career Development Facilitator.  She holds a Bachelor Degree of Social Work, from Morgan State University, A Master of Arts Degree in Human Relations/Training Development from Webster University and Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling From CCU of SC. Dr. Carolyn Andrews received the CCU of SC 2016 Outstanding Woman of the Year.

  • Mrs. Betty Graham is a native of Florence County and was educated in the public school of Florence County.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Benedict College, Columbia, SC, a Doctor of Humanities Degree from Faith Baptist Seminary and Christian Schools, Anderson, SC, and an Honor Doctor of Christian Humanitarian Service Degree from CCU of SC. She is currently employed as a Staff Assistant in the South Carolina Senate Clerk's Office. Mrs. Graham has faithfully served alongside her husband , Dr. Charles E. Graham, as First Lady of the Greater Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, for the twenty-five years.

  • Rev. Mary Jones-Smith is a native of Richland County  and was educated in the public schools of Richland County. She was called into the ministry in 1990 and was licensed and ordained in 1993 by Bishop Alfonso Jackson of the Biblical House of God Ministries, Newbern, N.C. Currently, Rev. Smith is a member of Greater Faith United Missionary Baptist Church. She attended CCU of SC and received a Bachelors' in Pastoral Ministry. Rev. Mary Smith is an instructor at CCU of SC, and is married and have two children.

  • Apostle Dr. Alex Palmer, Jr. is a steadfast humble servant of God with an earnest passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God. With the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, he became the Visionary and Founder of Agape International Ministry, (AIM) since 2001, where their motto is: "We're in the Souls' Business."  Dr. Palmer's educational background includes a bachelor from SC State University in 1970, Masters from Howard University in 1974, and a Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. He received many honors of distinguishing service including the Army Medal of Commendation.  He presently serves as the Director of Christian Education of CCU of SC, professor of Chemistry of Midlands Tech College. His specialty is teaching New Testament Studies and Biblical Studies Ministry at CCU of SC. Apostle Palmer is married to his lovely wife, Elect Lady, Pastor Clayetta N. Palmer.

  • Dr. Hiram Spain, Jr.  was  born in North Myrtle Beach and grew up in Conway, SC, where he received his early education, graduating from Whittemore High School.  After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army serving with the 83rd Engineer Battalion and the 101st Air Borne Division. Upon separation from the Army, he entered South Carolina State University and graduated with honors and was listed in Who's Who Among Students. He later received the degree of Juris Doctor from Howard University of Law, Washington, D.C. He was also awarded the degree of Doctor of Pastoral Ministry by Central Christian University of SC.    In 1974, he was the co-founder of the National Association of Black Social Workers of South Carolina. Dr. Spain's favorite scripture is "I will look to the hills, from where cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth>" (Psalm 121:1). He is married to the former Doris Bush and they are parents of two children.

  • The speaker for the event was Attorney Gail Jabber. She is a founding partner of the law  firm of Jabber & Isaac, P.A. She has been an attorney for 26 years, and practices in the areas of real estate and family law.

  • Congratulations! Hall of Fame Class of 2019

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Oct. 2022

The Accreditation Journey

ABHE Visitation- October 2022

 2022 Annual Hall of Fame is cancelled for this year.