Training a New Generation of Christian Students Around the World in the Historic Theology of the Reformation

College History

Whitefield College functions under the auspices of Whitefield Theological Seminary, Lakeland, Florida, as its undergraduate degree program.

The college and seminary derive their name from the great eighteenth-century English revivalist, Rev. George Whitefield, a man of true compassion, who quite literally expended his life preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that he loved passionately. Reformed in his theology, he was one of the major influences of his time, as he travelled throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and America.

In an era when crossing the Atlantic Ocean was undertaken cautiously, and at great risk, Whitefield traversed the ocean thirteen times. On his seven trips to colonial America during the “Great Awakening,” he was greatly used by God to counter many of the extremes of that movement, as well as to bring thousands to a saving faith of Christ. While in America, he laboured diligently, often preaching three or more times a day. It is estimated that during his fifty-six years of life, George Whitefield probably preached over thirty thousand times! He had a special ministry for children, and saved his income to bring Christian school teachers to the southern colonies, where he also started an orphanage.

Whitefield College was established in 1980 in the state of Florida as an off-campus study program. The college provides an educational opportunity for students who desire a distance learning degree program. For a number of years, Whitefield has worked with Christian Liberty Academy School System (CLASS) of Arlington Heights, Illinois, to offer higher education to their graduates.


Everything you need to know about the Seminary and College is in the PDFs below. For prospective Seminary students, read the Catalog and Administrative Bulletin. You must read these documents carefully, for they not only explain what is involved but you will be required on the application to sign an agreement that you will abide by the guidelines and policies.


Seminary Catalog

Outlines all aspects of the Seminary including General Administration, Academic Information, and Degree/Course Descriptions.


Seminary Admin Bulletin

Supplement to the Catalog that includes Tuition fees, Non-Tuition Fees, Faculty Information, and a List of Whitefield Alumni as of 2010.


College Catalog

Outlines all aspects of the College including General Administration, Academic Information, Degree/Course Descriptions, and Fees.


Mr. Jason L Bradfield, M.A.

Interim President
Assistant Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church

Office Address:
1605 E Gary Rd
Lakeland, FL 33801

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 6321
Lakeland, Florida 33807

Whitefield Theological Seminary is an Affiliate institution of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries. As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association, and is committed to the quality of education ARTS promotes. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ARTS accredited status at present or in the future.