A Short History
The Lahore College of Theology (LCT) came into being as a result of the vision of Rt Rev Dr Azad Marshall, which was advocated and spoken out by a famous Christian missionary, Brother Andrew. After many years of ministry in Pakistan and beyond, having gained an understanding of local needs and given the dearth of sound Biblical understanding, he envisioned a seminary where these concerns could be addressed. The curriculum and environment have been designed to train and equip Christian women and men to go forth and help bring in a harvest of souls, especially where little or no pastoral care has been available for a very long time..
In July 2010 preparations were undertaken for the commencement of the first academic session which had been scheduled to begin in September 2010. LCT was accommodated in an existing building at St Thomas’ Center until a purpose built campus was completed. In 2014 the LCT Campus was ready to take in students and faculty. These buildings are now in regular use.
Faculty members were appointed and the admission procedure began. With the enrolment of 15 students (11 male and 4 female) the first academic year 2010-2011 began as scheduled in September 2010.
Nurturing men and women biblically, spiritually and theologically through excellent scholarship and mentoring, to serve the Church’s need for willing, competent and committed servant leaders ready for Mission and Christian Ministry.
To provide excellent theological education and spiritual nurture for those called to engage in Mission and Ministry.
Statement of Faith
Belief in the Bible as the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God.
Belief that there is one God eternally existent in three persons , Father, Son and Holy Spirit .
Belief in the Deity of Christ in His virgin birth , His sinless life , His miracles and atoning death through His blood shed on the cross, in His bodily resurrection , His ascension to the right hand of the Father , and in His personal return in power and glory.
Belief that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential .
Belief in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling Christians are enabled to live a godly life.
Belief in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Belief in the universal spiritual unity of believers in Christ.