is a private, comprehensive college located in Bristol
. Founded in 1867, King is independently governed with covenant affiliations to the Presbyterian Church
and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
King College also runs a private secondary academy: The Academy at King
Mission and Vision
:To educate students in an academically rigorous and collegiate setting that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, service and career, leading to meaningful lives of achievement and cultural transformation in Christ.College Vision
:To grow continually as a Christian comprehensive college, with pre-professional and professional schools, that builds lives for achievement and cultural transformation in Christ.
In April 1866 the Holston Presbytery assembled at the old Pleasant Grove Church, Bristol, Tennessee, to establish a Christian college. The College was built on of land in Bristol that had been donated by Reverend
James King, in whose honor it is named.
When the college outgrew its small campus, King's grandson Isaac Anderson donated land on a hillside east of Bristol and in 1917 the college moved... Read More