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30 Years of

In 1994 David Wilkerson, founder of Times Square Church and author of The Cross and the Switchblade, established Summit with the vision of empowering and equipping individuals for effective ministry. Today, we celebrate the fruits of what was planted 30 years ago as Summit continues to grow, evolve, and impact people around the world.


The challenge for Summit today is to remain a lighthouse for truth in a society built on ever-changing ideologies. We are not called to be mirrors that reflect the culture around us, but to be lit from within with the love of Jesus and the truth of our identity in Christ.

Yellow Flowers
Yellow Flowers

Cultivating the next generation demands a Christ-centered environment and individuals dedicated to living for the benefit of others. Within our Summit family, transformative stories continue to emerge from students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, families, and friends. While we may never be able to share them all, in this milestone year, we trust the handful we've captured ignites your passion for the Lord and inspires you. 


Join us in praying that we can continue to pass a lit torch to this next generation. The world needs them, and we have been called to raise them up. While many institutions find themselves choosing between compromise or closing their doors, God has faithfully sustained us, reminding us that we have been called for such a time as this. 


The Next 30 Years

As we commemorate 30 years of transformation, we need your support to ensure the continued growth and impact of Summit. Your financial contribution will play a vital role in sustaining Summit's mission, enabling us to provide scholarships, support operations, and equip students to defend their faith and shine a light for Jesus wherever they go. 


Your giving goes a long way at Summit. Keeping tuition at half of our actual cost may seem counterintuitive, but our mission is to support those who feel called to pursue life in Christ, regardless of socioeconomic status. 

This is how it breaks down:



(approximate actual cost to
attend Summit for one year)



(approximate sticker price charged by Summit)



(percentage of students who
receive even more scholarship money)

Help us build a stronger foundation for the next 30 years and beyond. Consider a monthly gift of $30 or more to the Summit Fund, which endeavors to raise $1.5 million dollars annually.

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