Carlile College is an education ministry of Church Army Africa (CAA), an Anglican Society of Mission witnessing to the good news of the Gospel through proclamation, practical care and education.
Carlile College was started by CAA with a group of eight students in 1958 undergoing basic training in evangelism. The College grew in its evangelism training and started offering diploma training in evangelism in 1995.
In 1997, the College's Higher Diploma in Theology was validated by the College of St. Mark's and St. John's of the University of Exeter, UK. Thereafter, the College established a relationship with the University of South Africa (UNISA) who validated the College's programme and admitted students who scored a 'B' and above in their Higher Diploma in Theology studies.
Furthermore, the College's growth led to the introduction of two more schools: the Centre for Urban Mission in 2003 (offering a Diploma in Urban Mission) and the Centre for Continuing Education in 2005 (offering Diplomas in Secondary School Chaplaincy, and in Christian Ministries and Civic Responsibility), all of which are now validated by St. Paul's University, Limuru, Kenya.
To date the College has trained over 1,000 students in its Mission programmes. Alongside this steady growth in evangelism training, the College took over the running of the Accounts class from the CAA Community Centre in the mid-1990s. The Accounts class then became the School of Business Studies which has now grown to the School of Information Technology, Business and Social Studies with a student population of over 1000.
To become the leading institution of learning in Africa and transform the society towards the kingdom of God.
To nurture leaders through unique Christian value-based training that prepares them to provide solutions for transforming society towards the Kingdom of God.