Ecclesia College is a four-year Christian, federally recognized work college in Springdale, Arkansas, accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education with program certification by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The College was founded in 1975 by Oren Paris II, previous College Chancellor, and the father of noted recording artist, Twila Paris. Ecclesia is a Greek word meaning "called-out ones." It was used in ancient Greece to describe those who had been called out from general society to come aside and discuss the affairs of state. It is the Greek word that is translated "church" or "assembly."
Year Founded: 1975