Great Commission Theological Seminary & University is a nondenominational, Bible-based, Christ-centered theological   institution that offers classroom and  distance learning programme to its  prospective students around the globe.

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Great commission Theological Seminary & University offers the best courses helping the student to prepare for the Ministry. Our mission is the Great Commission. We expect to plant many GCTSU Extension Colleges all around the world, hopefully in every city!

Our commitment to offer nothing but the very best is reflected in course of studies with the emphasis always on expanding the Kingdom, one soul at a time. We exist because of the Great Commission and we are very grateful to our instructors who have made us what we are today. We now strive to take our organization to the next level so that we can help our students to prepare for the Last Day Harvest.

GCTSU  is designed to push the apostolic & prophetic mandate forward and is dedicated to providing quality education to students from a broad spectrum of educational, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds.

Our goal is to aim at offering an education that does not just inform our students. To us, education has always been a mind, body, and spirit affair. By the time they leave our portals, our students are ready to take up their responsibilities in their chosen professions, prepared at a level that can only be called ordained of the Lord. GCTSU desire to open a Distant Learning Centers all around the globe 

Our institution is among the best Bible University in Africa, the best in Nigeria and one of the fast-growing theological Universities in the world. 
GCTSU was founded in calabar-nigeria in August 2014. It is the most diverse Bible University in Nigeria. 
Our degrees have an international reputation for excellence.
We school prides itself on an outstanding reputation for teaching and research. It has a proud reputation for the quality of its degree programmes. With a history dating back to 2014, our track record in producing graduates of the highest caliber is rivaled by few Christian / Bible Institutions. We are accredited member of ACET (ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION IN THEOLOGY) which is further mark of quality and ensures that with the rigours of study at the highest level comes recognition the world over.
Courses are designed to be relevant to humanity in Nigeria in particular by out experts.
Our Christian and theological research is considered the best in Nigeria. The University maintains consistently high standards across all areas of study.
GCTSU regards training as a key to successful research. The training in the University is intended to cover the specialized skills and methodologies needed to conduct research and to bring that research to completion, to assist students and supervisors to work together, to provide additional learning experiences. The training programme is also an important opportunity to meet and share experiences with other post-graduates.

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#1 Ishie Street off Otu Street, 
Ikot Eyo-Ishie Town
Calabar, Cross River State
GPO BOX 1517






It's Your Community, Your Congregation, and Your Task to Raise Up Leaders!

GCTSU is an institution designed to assist in the task of “equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12)”.

  • Our role is to assist you, 

    the local church in preparing leaders for service in their church and community. We believe that the church needs flexible delivery systems in other to push the Great Commission forward: to teach all nations (Matthew 18).

  • We were founded for the purpose of developing and making available a dynamic educational and training system 

    of high academic excellence, international in scope, and able to be contextualized to meet the specific needs of your individual church and ministries.

  • We offer local churches and ministries like yours a “turn-key” operation  

    for the establishment of a high-quality in-house School of Ministry operated under local leadership, with the assistance of GCTSU experts. We provide you with a comprehensive four year curriculum consisting of over one hundred courses to train men and women for effective service under your authority and professional mentorship.  There are ways to train your future leaders with weekly or monthly classes in your church, as well as, mentor programs, online and offline.

  • WE make

     it possible 

    for Christian leaders and workers to fulfill their goals of completing their education and/or receiving academic credit, all without leaving their community, family, job, or local church! This can be accomplished right from your Resource Center under the tutelage and mentorship of your leadership; leaders who best know and have a keen pastoral interest in their spiritual development. No longer does the local church need to send its young people and developing leaders off to a faraway academic institution with curricula far removed from practical ministry and the “Vision of the House”.

  • Finally, GCTSU partners with some Internationally recognised accredited universities to offer you the best curriculum.



    (Bishop) Apostle Dr. Samuel Arikpo

    President and Chancellor

    2.  Rev.(Mrs) Maryann Arikpo


    3.  Rev. (Dr) Edith Nene Arikpo

    Academic Dean

    4.pastor Yemi Eteng


    5. Chaplain Nkanu Nkanu 


    Advisory Board 

    6. Rev (Dr) Justin Okon

    7. Rev. (Dr) Ikpe Frank 

    8. Apostle (Dr) Cliff Enonghegase

    Governance Structure

     * The President
    *The Court
    *The Council
    *The Senate


    The President:

    By virtue of his position as Chief Apostle, The President is the "final word" in matters of discipline and matters of judgement, pertaining to doctrine as well.

    The Court:
    The court is a large overseeing and legislative body comprising institution and lay members. The purpose of the court is to represent the wider interests of the communities serve by the institution. It has the power to make, repeal and amend statutes.

    The Council:
    The council is the governing body of the institution, and is responsible for the management of financial and human resources of the institution and for the institution's future developments. The council comprises institution members (staff and students) and lay members (i.e. persons who are not employees or students of the bible institute), with a ratio of lay to institute members of 2:1 members are serving on the council as trustees in their personal capacity.

    The Senate:
    The senate is the principal academic authority of the institution. It is responsible for all academic matters and welfare of students. Its 15 members are mainly academic staff while there are also student representatives.

    Teaching Faculty
    The institution teaching faculty is made up of men and women with a deep spirituality, broad-based theological orientation, years of ministerial experience, proven integrity and an intense concern for academic excellence.


    GREAT COMMISSION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY & UNIVERSITY Affiliation, NIGERIA - USA Honoris Causa Doctorate Program And Online theological studies.
    We are a branch of the non-denominational and interdenominational affiliation of ROYAL PRIESTHOOD MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP INTL Affiliation, RPMFI International, Inc.)
     GREAT COMMISSION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY & UNIVERSITY Global Schools Affiliation is here to assist you on your journey to learning more about God's inspired Word, the Bible. It is only through God's revelation that we learn more about Him and how to become more like His Son, Jesus Christ. Our program will help you to discover the riches of God's Word and the abundant life that He offers to each of us who trusts in His Son.
    We have an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Program, we offer Apostolic Confirmations as the Lord wills. GREAT COMMISSION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY & UNIVERSITY Global Schools Affiliation is an international ministry school of ROYAL PRIESTHOOD MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP, RPMFI International, Inc. is requesting a donation from Bible College Graduates who have Christian Ministry, Biblical Course Diplomas, Certifications, Degrees, Transcripts, from Bible Schools, Seminaries, Christian Universities, and Christian Ministry Experience in exchange for a Ministry Doctorate in their field and a donation of at least, $500 to our global ministries. For more information, send and email to
    Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Program GREAT COMMISSION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY & UNIVERSITY Global Schools Affiliation is currently accepting applicants or recipients for our prestigiousHonorary Doctor of Divinity. We welcome the opportunity to consider Christian applicants/recipients in the ministry who deserve the Special Recognition and Honor of receiving an  Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree for notable works they have achieved in their churches, community, or country.
    *We request a donation of at least $500 for Honorary/Honoris Causa Doctorates. In Addition,we pay the cost of First Class Postage shipping through the delivery of the EMS SPEED POST SERVICE, NIPOST.  If the EMS is still delayed due to Covid 19 your Honoris Causa Degree will be sent by email and/or original will be posted to you after the EMS resumes service to your country, if you are a citizen of a foreign country.We also honor men and women who have done extraordinary humanitarian acts throughout the world with our prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Humanitarian Achievements. If you know  someone who ministers in human rights and/or they have done a profound work to help people from all walks of life, regardless of religion, status, race, or ethnicity, you may send me a recommendation regarding them.TO APPLY FOR THE ECCLESIASTICAL HONORARY DOCTORAL, HONORIS CAUSA, DEGREES AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL DEGREES AND HONORIS CAUSA CREDENTIALS PLEASE APPLY with an email to email us information on the recipient and we ask for a donation of at least, $500 which includes postage, to support our international ministries. We need verification of civic or social community humanitarian aid, or Christian ministry, business, and educational experiences with or without additional recommendations.  Please scan credential verification documentation and email them with your doctoral request application.
    Honorary Degrees
    Doctor of Arts (D.A.) Doctor of Commerce (Com.D.) Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A) Doctor of Humanities (DHum.) Doctor of Laws (L.L.D) Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.) Doctor of Music (Mus.D.) Doctor of Pedagogy (P.E.D.) Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.) Doctor of Public Service (D.P.S.) Doctor of Science (Sc. D.)Doctor of Technology (D. Tech.) Doctor of  Christian Education (Ch.eD)Professor of Christian Leadership and Church Management (P.H.D.) H.C.,

    1. I need copies of any paperwork pertaining to any Christian, Secular, social, civic, or educational background that would support your presentation.
    2. I need your contact information regarding the mailing of your Doctorate presentation. We can come to your ministry or during our annual convocation to confer the award on you if you desire, you can inbox me for arrangements.
    3. I will send a proof of the Honorary Doctorate. You will be able to correct or approve it before it is finalized. Then I will send you the final copy in a proof form.
     4. The donation will be paid through Western Union, Money Gram, or ECOBANK
    5. Your finalized document will be presented through a google or yahoo email and mailed to your postal address.
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    All degrees at the GCTSU are earned degrees. This is achieved by mandatory coursework that must be completed. 

    Our courses are available to everyone who meets our entrance requirements.  Our courses require comprehensive study and self discipline as our University is both an online institution and physical lecture classroom.

    University transcripts do not always reflect real life experience. We recognizes life experience which may have been gained through years of work which is ministry related.

    Many people have served in ministry positions and have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in their fields, but do not have any formal certificate, diploma, or degree. Life experience credits can give some of the recognition needed for this service in the work of the Lord.

    This acceptance of life credits helps a potential student to accelerate their learning college experience and enabling them to earn a fully accredited degree.

    Applicants must have had more than five years in a recognized position in ministry.

    No diplomas or degrees can be awarded based purely upon life-experience. Life experience credit cannot be given for an entire degree but is limited to a maximum of 30 credit hours.

    Life experience which could include such things as books authored, missions trips, classes taught, outreach ministries, ministries within a church, etc., must be documented along with the years they occurred and submitted for evaluation.


    CERTIFICATE MinistryTheology
    BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREETheology With following majors:Christian EducationProphetic Ministry Ministry Biblical studies
    POST GRADUATE DIPLOMAChristian EducationTheology 
    MASTER OF ART DEGREETheology MinistryGlobal leadershipCounsellingTheological studies Divinity
    DOCTORATE DEGREESPhilosophy in TheologyMinistryChristian EducationChurch Management




    GCTSU has not sought recognition with The National Universities Commission of Nigeria NUC because it does not fall into the category of education to be regulated by NUC. Our education provides knowledge, skills and expertise for Christian scholars and church workers for the growth of the work of God. 

    However, we partner with some regionally accredited universities abroad recognised by the Federal ministry of Education, Abuja -Nigeria. Our researches are based on the opt of improving quality theological education and Christian professional efficiency. Our purpose is clear: WE EXIST BECAUSE OF THE GREAT COMMISSION,  equipping servant leaders for global ministry and since 2014 GCTSU has fulfilled its mission of preparing men and women for ministry.

    ''PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATION if you are seeking qualifications or credentials from approved and regulated institutions by NUC.''

    ''GCTSU is oriented to those individuals not seeking licenses or recognition required from governmental accrediting institutions.''

    ''Our main emphasis is to teach the whole Word of God. We will not compromise the Biblical messages and therefore do not seek the approval of government recognized accreditation.''

    The most important accreditation comes from our faithfulness to the Word of God and our obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are confident that your Spirit-anointed ministry is what will accredit our programmes and open doors before you for a continually expanding ministry. "...Some people need to bring letters of recommendation with them or ask you to write letters of recommendation for them. But the only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves! Your lives are a letter written in our hearts, and everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ prepared by us. It is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on stone, but on human hearts." - 2 Corinthians 3:1-3


    Our courses are accredited and taught by qualified instructors. GCTSU  is endorsed by the ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND SEMINARIES USA as an approved member.

    GCTSU is affiliated with:

    Team Impact Christian University USA, Harvest Bible University USA and Biblical University, Lagos-Nigeria

    Accreditation:GCTSU is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Theology (ACET)

    Check our accreditation status here:



    Here's what you need to apply to Great Commission Theological seminary &  University to be considered for admission, all students are required to submit the following to Great commission Theological Seminary & University:

    1. Application for Admission, completed in its entirety.

    2. Cover letter stating the student’s educational, spiritual goals and any points of special interest that should be considered by the admissions committee.

    3. Comprehensive secular and religious resume that includes education, employment, secular and religious seminars attended, church work experience, special training, etc.

    4. Completed Life Experience and Advanced Standing forms if applicable.

    5. At the time of application, please request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and institutions.  While we can initially accept unofficial copies of transcripts, before graduation, original official transcripts will be required to be sent directly to GCTSU. It is best to request those from the relevant institutions at the time the applications package is being assembled.

    6. Copies of degrees, awards, certificates, etc

    7. $20.00 (3000NGN) non-refundable Application Fee for certificate and diploma, $30 (5000NGN) for Bachelor degree , $50 (10,000NGN) for graduate applications.

    8. $25.00(3500NGN) non-refundable Evaluation Fee.

    9. 2” x 2” snapshot(Passport photographs) 2 copies 

    10. An office flat file 


    We believe in the Holy Bible as the authoritative WORD OF GOD, sufficient in all matters of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)

    1. We believe that all men have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God and that salvation is through repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:12; Rom. 3:5-9; Acts 20:20-21).

    2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead; God the Father and creator of the universe; God the Son and the Saviour of the world; and God the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. These are distinct and separate persons possessing separate distinct and recognizable personalities and qualities and yet one (Heb 9:14; 1 Jn 5:7; II Cor 13:14).

    3. We believe in water baptism by immersion inn the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as a mark of repentance (Matt 28:19-20).

    4. We believe in the Lord's Supper which is the regular breaking of bread, remembering his death and suffering till he comes (I Cor 11:23; Matt 26:26-29)

    5. We believe in sanctification which is the personal holiness of those that are saved, and this of course is positional, practical, and progressive. (Heb 12:14; I Pet 1:16; Rom 2:1-2; I Thess 4:3)

    6. We believe in baptism of the Holy Spirit which is the enduement power from on high with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4; Acts 9:6)

    7. We believe in divine healing as provided in the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to simple prayer of faith in his name only (Matt 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; Isa 53:4-5).

    8. We believe in the universality of the Church, that the Church is the universal body of Christ which is made up all those that are washed by the blood of Christ. It is the will of God for all believers to identify themselves with a local assembly for the purpose of fellowship, evangelism and discipleship (Eph 1:21-32; Heb 10:25).

    9. We believe in the second coming of Christ to rapture the church and his millennial reign (I Thess 4:16-17; Rev 20:1-3).

    10. We believe in the final judgment of all flesh and eternal heaven and eternal hell (Rev 19:20; Rev 2:11-15; II Cor 5:10; Rom 14:21; Lk 16:24; Rev 14:10-11)

    11. We believe in the new heaven and the new earth (II Pet 3:13; Rev 21:22)



    CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGY(Entire fee for program) - #67,000CERTIFICATE IN MINISTRY - #50,800GRADUATION - #16,000
    DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGYSemester 1 = ₦45,200Semester 2 = ₦ 35,340Semester 3. =N28,000Semester 4.  =N16,000GRADUATION   = ₦ 18,500
    BACHELOR OF THEOLOGYSemester 1 - #40,400Semester 2 - N30,000Semester 3 - N34,000Semester 4 - N25,000Semester 5 - N32,000Semester 6 - N37,000Semester 7 - N32,550Semester 8 - N27,900Graduation  = 24,500
    DIRECT ENTRYBACHELOR OF THEOLOGY300 Level = ₦ 68,600400 Level- #50,790GRADUATION = ₦  24,500B.A. IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES100 Level & 200 Level =₦ 140,780 (textbooks included) 300 Level & 400 Level = ₦ 115,290 ( textbook included)Internet and exams fees per semester - #2,500            GRADUATION FEE= ₦23,500MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMES(Fees for entire programme without books)MASTER IN DIVINITY (M.DIV) - #167,000 MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (MTS)- #219,000MASTER IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - (MCed) - #178,000MASTER DEGREE IN LEADERSHIP- (MLed) - #245,000MASTER IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING- (MCC) - #200,000POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY (PG.DTH) = ₦ 124,780POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION- #100,500
    GRADUATION FEEPOST GRADUATE DIPLOMA-  ₦ 36,000M.DIV. = ₦ 41,000.M.TH and MTS. = ₦ 66,000MGL and MCC- 45,300
    DIPLOMA THEOLOGY Semester 1 = ₦60,200Semester 2  = ₦ 45,340Semester 3. =N35,000Semester 4.  = N30,000Semesters 5. =N30,600Semester 6.  =N25,000DIPLOMA MINISTRY   Semester 1  = ₦50,200Semester 2  = ₦ 35,340Semester 3. =N25,000Semester 4. = N20,000Semesters 5. =N30,600Semester 6.   =N25,000GRADUATION FEE-  N23,500SANDWICH PROGRAMME
    PART TIME (WEEKENDS)M.TH., M.DIV. & PG.DTH 1ST SESSION ₦ 100,7402ND SESSION - #80,7803RD SESSION - #60,0004TH SESSION  - #55,000THESIS FEE- #25,000SEMINAR FEE- #10,000GRADUATION FEEPG.DTH. = ₦  36,000M.DIV.  = ₦ 41,000M.TH.  = ₦66,000


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    While students are attending class, at all times the student should try to dress in a way that would be both pleasing and uplifting to the Lord and the university program. Male students are not required to wear suits  to class and female students are not required to always wear dresses. However, shorts, tank tops, and jeans that are cut off or full of holes are not acceptable. Remember to be the reflection of Him who has called us to His service.


    Practices which are known to be morally wrong by Biblical teachings are not acceptable for  students of GCTSU community. Included are specifics such as drunkenness, stealing, the use of slanderous or profane language, cheating, dishonesty, occult practices, and sexual sins such as premarital sex, adultery,lesbianism and homosexual behavior.

    The school also recognizes that, while the Scriptures do not provide specific teaching regarding all social practices, they do advocate self-restraint in that which is harmful or is offensive to others. Consequently, the college has chosen to adopt certain rules which will contribute to an environment which is appropriate to its objectives and goals and requires students to refrain from gambling, the purchase or carrying of a firearm, the purchase or use of, or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and illegal drugs, while on the campus premises.

    The above applies to all GCTSU students. The college reserves the right to establish additional policies and regulations as needed and to interpret existing policies and regulations.


    GCTSU observes the Honor system in taking examinations and writing research papers. No monitor is needed in the classroom during test or examination periods. Although the Honor system applies specifically to the academic area, it is understood that the spirit of the system should pervade all aspects of campus life.

    Under this Code, it is assumed and expected that a student conducts him or herself at all times in accordance with the scriptures and lives his or her life accountable to God, first of all, and then to fellow students. In this way, an atmosphere of trust and respect is created that glorifies God and assures an openness in the college community.

    Students at our school are obligated to be concerned for the conduct of their peers in accordance with Luke 17:3 "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him."

    Any student who may be accused of violating the Honor Code will be dealt with according to the Student Discipline Procedure which follows the Biblical teaching found in Matthew 18:15-17, "If your borther sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established be the testimony of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church, and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or tax collector."  


    Plagiarism, a deliberate attempt to claim ideas or writings which belong to another as one's own, is a serious offense against the academic community. Plagiarism is not justifiable by paraphrase or even by extensive rewriting of someone else's work. Wherever an idea is borrowed, the student must give credit and, in a formal paper, cite the source.

    A student who submits to his.her instructor in fulfillment of course requirements a paper which is substantially plagiarized shall be assigned a grade of "F" for the course, and the instructor will submit evidence to the Academic Dean. The Dean shall notify the student that the "F" grade has been entered for the course.

    In instances of plagiarism of less gravity, such as a single passage within a paper, the instructor will use discretion as to the nature of the penalty.