4617 Briargate Drive

St Charles, MO 63304

© 2018

Crossfire Christian College

Dr. Curt Scarborough, founder and president of CrossFire Christian College, was born in Benton, Illinois in 1935. The son of a coal miner, he is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX). He holds several graduate and post- graduate degrees including the DMin, DCEd, CPsyD, DAC, ThD, and PhD in Education Administration.

After 2l years as a minister in Baptist churches in Illinois, Texas, and Missouri, Dr. Curt joined the Freeway Foundation (a Christian charitable foundation with a number of ministries) as Vice President and Director of Education in 1975. He was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1983 where he served until his retirement at the close of 2016 following 41 years of service. Under his leadership, FreeWay Foundation launched a school of ministry in 1991 (later renamed Pillsbury-Scarborough Bible College & Seminary), which graduated over 1500 students through 2016.

In January 2017, Dr. Curt in partnership with his younger sister, Marilyn Parks, launched a new school, CrossFire Christian College, where she serves as Chancellor. The main campus of the new institution is located at beautiful Crescent Lake Farm near Mt. Vernon, Illinois . . .7O miles east of St. Louis, There on their 40-acre rural estate, Marilyn and her husband, Robert Parks, MD, have built a Christian retreat center complete with a school house, chapel, fellowship hall, guest house, and a number of other first class accommodations.

About Our President

CrossFire Christian College offers undergraduate degrees {Associate and Bachelor} and graduate degrees (Master and Doctor) in these four major areas of concentration: Biblical Studies, Spiritual Development Discipleship-Ministry and Christian Counseling.

During his more than six decades of Christian service, Dr. Curt has served in many civic and church leadership roles, including as Executive Director of the nationwide American Council on Alcohol Problems for 11 years. He is founder and president of AICCS {Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries) an international accrediting association with 323 schools in 28 states and 42 other nations. CrossFire Christion College is a member of AICCS pursuing full accreditation.

He has authored more than 100 books, including COME-REAP, the 20-volume expositional commentary on all 1,189 chapters of the Old and New Testaments, which serves as the core curricula used in CrossFire Christion College's Biblical Studies track. Hundreds of his humorous essays, feature articles, devotional meditations, and short stories have been published in national monthly magazines and religious journals. His latest book, Guidebook for Non-Traditional  Schools of Christian Ministry, was published in 2017.

Curt and his wife, Roni, make their home in St. Charles, Missouri. They are the proud parents of three married children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.