Life Pacific College was founded in 1923 as the Echo Park Evangelistic and Missionary Training Institute by Aimee Semple McPherson. Originally located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, the college moved to a brand-new five story complex beside the Angelus Temple – the main house of worship of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel – in 1926 and changed its name to LIFE Bible College. LIFE was an acronym for Lighthouse of International Foursquare Evangelism. From Echo Park in Los Angeles, the college moved to its current location in Dimas, California and in the following year, its name was again changed to Life Pacific College.
Life Pacific College was established as a training school for ministers, missionaries and school teachers. It offers students Associate in Arts degrees in Biblical Studies and in General Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Counseling Ministry, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Music and Worship Ministry, Biblical Exegesis and Education.
Cost of tuition at Life Pacific College is US$6,000 per semester for fulltime students and US$400 per unit for part-time. Those who want to live on campus have to pay a residence hall cost of US$3,000 per semester. Additional fees may be charged depending on the courses taken. To help students pay for their tuition costs, the college extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
On campus housing is available for students who want to live within the school premises. Currently, there are around 65% of students living in residential halls. All students, freshmen included, are allowed to bring their cars to college.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Life Pacific College.