Our main campus is located in Simi Valley, California. We are next door to our founding church, Cornerstone Community Church.
One striking feature of our Simi Valley campus is its, well, un-striking appearance. Our offices, library, and classrooms are adjoined to the Cornerstone Church campus, and we often share facilities with Cornerstone. This is part of the way we keep tuition low, and it reflects our belief that training for a life of ministry ought to look more like a boot camp than a country club. To take a look at our campus, watch the short video below.
About Simi Valley
Simi Valley is located in Southeast Ventura County and is adjacent to the western perimeter of the San Fernando Valley. Because Simi Valley is 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, we are less than 50 minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and less than 30 minutes away from Burbank Airport. We are only 30 minutes from the beach and one and a half hours from the Southern California ski slopes.
Simi Valley is known as a city that is both safe and beautiful. The FBI consistently rates Simi Valley as “the safest city in America.” We are just close enough to metropolitan areas to give us convenient access, and we are just far enough away to maintain the small town feel and clean air. There are also excellent colleges and junior colleges in close proximity (such as Moorpark Community College). This allows our students to finish their general education credits without going far from home.
Employment opportunities are available within Simi Valley and the surrounding communities of the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys. Virtually every major retail store has a franchise in the heart of Simi Valley, along with a plethora of restaurants, mini-malls, and every specialty store you can imagine. Two major malls are located just outside Simi Valley, one in Northridge, and one in Thousand Oaks.
Simi Valley has over a dozen beautiful parks, miles of bike trails, ice skating rinks, golf courses, bowling alleys, and one of the largest equestrian trail systems in the United States. Because we are just 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, big city entertainment is only a short drive away (places like Magic Mountain, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Dodger Stadium). Los Angeles boasts more entertainment and cultural activities than almost any other city in the nation.
Not only did I learn how to study the Bible, but I also learned how to teach it to others. I was able to stay plugged in at my home church and apply everything I was learning in class. And surprisingly, I was able to graduate debt free, ready to follow God wherever he would send me!