The Clark Theological College (CTC) is one of the premier and fast growing theological institutions in Northeast India. Since its inception, CTC has been committed to the task of Christian leadership development and has been making her impact upon the churches and individual lives far and near. Whatever we do – whether related to the academic, spiritual or social development – are all directed towards the making of leaders for Christ’s ministry and mission to the world. In view of the unfinished task ahead of us, CTC seeks to extend its impact upon the world and society in this new millennium by expanding its training programs.
The year 1971 was a year of prayer without ceasing in all the Ao-Naga Baptist Churches. One of the prayer concerns was that the Lord would open a Bible College for training young men and women for God’s mission to the world. In May, 1971, the Ao Theological Conference forwarded its action for such a College to the Ao Baptist Churches Association Executive body. And the Association accepted the recommendation of the Committee in principle. Thus, on August 10, 1972, the foundation was laid down naming it after Dr. E. W. Clark, the first American Baptist Missionary to the Nagas.
CTC has come a long way in its journey as a Theological Institution rendering service to the church and society by way of nurturing future leaders. During the last 49 years the College has grown in all aspects. Today, we have more than 400 residential students representing around 45 different language groups. More than 2000 students have been graduated and they are working today in various places in different capacities in Northeast India and beyond. Today, CTC has become one of the largest Theological Colleges in Northeast India with a strong team of qualified faculty offering several degree and certificate programs.
The College campus is strategically located on a hilltop called Aolijen in Mokokchung District, in Nagaland, overlooking chains of mountain ranges in Northeast India. The present College campus is located on 60 acres of land. From the campus location, one could see the most picturesque view of God’s beautiful creation of nature.