November 1997

The start of Trinity Theological College with its first 3 Faculty members (fltr):

Stephen RarigVice-Principal
Allan ChapplePrincipal
Don WestLecturer

Trinity Theological College was formed at the end of 1997 with the merging of the Perth Centre for Applied Christian Studies (PCACS) and Westminster Theological College, Perth. This followed two years of prayer, planning, and preparations by college boards, and principals Dr Allan Chapple (PCACS) and Dr Stephen Rarig. Trinity was first located at Bull Creek Westminster Presbyterian church from 1998-2003. Trinity has offered courses accredited by the Australian College of Theology since it began.

The faithful prayer and financial support of a dedicated group of supporters realised the dream of providing our present building to enable our training ministry to expand. Our graduates now serve in positions such as pastors, missionaries, women’s workers, children’s and youth ministers, biblical studies teachers in schools, university Christian workers, and leaders in many other forms of Word-based ministry in Perth, the wider Australia and abroad.

The ministry of the College continues to rely on prayer and financial support to help it continue to grow and develop into the future.

Our Faculty, staff and students come from a wide cross-section of churches and backgrounds and this provides a richness and diversity amongst our community.

Trinity is the recognised training college for the Anglican Diocese of North West Australia, the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church of Western Australia. Many churches, missionary societies, schools and other ministries send people to be trained at Trinity and employ our graduates.