St luke History

History of the College

St. Luke’s Christian College in South Sudan and Uganda is an institution of higher education established by Rev. Matthew M. Riak in support of and with the World Mission Prayer League , North American Angelical Church, North American Lutheran Church, and the Episcopal of USA.
The College offers instruction in Christian theology, leadership, administration, business management and English.
St. Luke’s Christian College was organized in October 4, 2012 with a Board of Trustees made up of distinguished Christian leaders from South Sudan. Under the name of St. Luke’s Theological College, the College offered two semesters of classes at a facility of it own in Bor Town. This campus was shut down by the civil war which broke out in December 2013.
When a large number of refugees fled into Uganda, St. Luke’sopened a Primary School in the Nyumanzi Refugee Camp at Adjumani. Once the Primary School was established, the College reopened on its current campus in Nimule.


St. Luke’s Christian College in South Sudan grew out of the ministry of Sudan Lutheran Community Development and was established by Rev. Matthew Riak in 2012 in collaboration with the World Mission Prayer League, North American Angelical Church, North American Lutheran Church. St. Luke’s emerged from Matthew Riak’s vision and the leadership in collaboration with Christians who shared a heart for the people of South Sudan. It is supported by many churches and organizations in South Sudan and the United States.
St. Luke’s mission is to prepare Christian leaders for church and community. The College was legally recognized by the ministry of Higher Education, and it has been given a letter of No Objection and a certificate of operation by the Jonglei State Ministry of Education.