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Archbishop Vining College of Theology, Akure.


Archbishop Vining College of theology, Oke-Emeso Street, Akure, was established by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionaries in 1917 initially as a training centre (Akure Training Centre) for girls to become useful and responsible housewives. In 1963 it became a centre for training Catechists for the Anglican church and was named Vining Christian Leadership Centre in honour of Archbishop Leslie Gordon Vining, who was the Bishop of Lagos Diocese from 1940-1955 and the first Archbishop of the Province of West Africa (1951-1955).
In 1983, Archbishop Vining College of theology metamorphosed into a full Theological College, training people for the ordained ministry of the Anglican Church. Having been accredited by the NUC, it offers a Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th) and Diploma in Religious Studies (Dip. RS) and B.A (Hons) degrees of the university of ibadan, ibadan. It has gained approval to commence the award of bachelor’s degree in theoloy, full time and summer programs. Archbishop Vining College of theology college continues to provide annual women leadership training for clergy wives and women in leadership (certificate in women leadership and empowerment). The college has also gained approval to commence the award of diploma in ministry and diploma in theology for lay women in our local churches.

Worship with Us at Chapel of Annunciation.

VISION - Archbishop Vining College

To be (Archbishop vinning college of theology) where every soul matters, and developing a college of international status, to deliver relevant, and effective , contextual, spiritual and academic training of clergy and laity to meet the contemporary challenges, in a friendly and healthy environment.


OUR MISSION - Archbishop Vining College.

To Be :

A theological college of international repute, where every soul matters, and providing holistic training of the Anglican minister in a way that is relevant to the change of the 21st century.

Biblically consistent and culturally relevant without compromising the ceux of the gospel.

Committed to scripture and careful interpretations under the guidance of the holy spirit.

A theological college in the evangelical Anglican tradition where Theology is creatively applied and contextualized.

A college that dose mission through holy loving for God and by daily engagement with the world in an attitude and context of mural respect for both staff and students.

A daring and bold in taking steps that will honor and edify the church.

Dynamic place of training and retraining for the lay and ordained ministries, taking adequate cognizance of contemporary changes and demands.

A place where spiritual gifts, talent and natural abilities are identified and encouraged so that they can be channeled towards maximum use to the glory of God and the building of his church

Rooted in daily prayers and in genuine community spirit where there is love and friendship, openness, mutual respect and trust and where every soul truly matters.

That is we shall be an evangelical, charismatic, Pentecostal, Anglican Communion with African Christian values.

OUR SYMBOL - Archbishop Vining College.


The college motto is “ye are the light of the world” (mat 5;14) while it’s academic hood reflects this in the use of yellow and green. The yellow indicates the sun shining on the earth or God’s vegetation through the word of God. And because it is set on the hill its shines and cannot be hidden . It is expected that it’s students go to reflect God’s light in the world. The cross is the symbol of Christ ‘s crucification, and Christians are called upon to carry their cross and follow Christ. The cross is there to symbolize the Trinity, a key doctrine to which orthodox Christians subscribe. And the Bible represents the world if God is the primary tool for our Theology.

Our slogan - Every soul Matters

Every soul matter is based on d understanding of creation as a vital act of God and mankind being the climax of divine activity in creation. Mankind therefore bears in them the breath and beauty of God. This gives mankind a special place and calls for respect and dignity on the surface of the earth. So this concept therefore states that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity irrespective of age, gender or ideology. They deserve the best and must not be subject of ridicule or humiliation. Rather every member our community deserves himoir but not because of what they are but because they have been specially and wonderfully made. So this requires that we extend same treatment to everyone we come across.
This is underpinned by love, justice and fairness .

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors consist of 
– The Bishop of the participating Dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Pronvice of Lagos, Ibadan, Ondo, Bendel and kwara.
– The Treasurers of the Ecclesiastical Pronvice of Lagos, Ibadan, Ondo, Bendel and kwara.
– The Treasurers of all the Dioceses in the five provinces.
– The Dean of Institution.
– The Sub-Dean and the Insitution Libarian representing the faculty.
– The Registrar of the Institution shall be the secretary.
– Two Alumni Representatives
– Five co-opted female members who are commited Anglicans.
– Two members of the chapel of Annunciation.



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Oke-Emeso, Akure,
Ondo State.