East Coast Christian University.

East Coast Christian University (ECCU) is building believers; training them to effectively utilize the tools God gave them. Our School of Theology builds a strong foundation empowering students to impact their families and the world, and our School of Ministry includes vocational tracks for those heeding the call to lead in the Kingdom of God. No matter your age, stage of life, or background, ECCU is the place for you to discover your life purpose and grow your relationship and understanding of God and His Word.


The Provost.

J. Marvin Alderman

East Coast Christian University is here to equip the saints for service. Our classes are assembled and specifically targeted to develop the tools every believer needs to successfully navigate life. Leaders speaking from their passionate calling will impact you as never before. Once and for all time, you will learn who you are, whose you are, and know how to practically exercise the tools Papa God gave you. Our Father made us to grow and accomplish exploits. See you in class!

Marvin serves as Provost and Academic Dean. He also teaches Aerospace Technology classes at Eastern Florida State College and serves on their Advisory Board. He earned his AA, BA, and MA in Theology through ECCU. He also holds a BPS in Business from Barry University and an MA in Human Resource (Organizational) Development from Webster University.

What We Offer.


The ten (10) classes of our Core Curriculum establish a firm foundation for all students who apply themselves. You will know: Who you are in Christ, How to hear His voice, How to study the Bible, How to walk in Faith with Covenant Authority, and understand Basic Bible Doctrines, your Spiritual gifts and know how to use them in Strategic Service.



Our School of Theology offers Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate levels of study. The School of Ministry offers vocational tracks in Pastoral Leadership which include Practical Pastoral experience and in-depth training. ECCU is accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission International.


Personal Growth.

For those who simply desire exposure to these studies, our audit program gives you access to the same lectures and class interaction as degree-seeking students without the quizzes and term papers. This track allows you to grow in the Word at your own pace taking only the classes you desire.


Interactive Curriculum.

Live classes are recorded on YouTube and our Oasis Learning Management System uses Amazon Servers for absolute reliability. Students have access to all materials, quizzes, and video classes 24/7 all year long.


Tuition and Costs.

East Coast Christian University tuition is 45% less per credit hour than any Florida State college. While scholarships are available, we insist that all students contribute some of their own time, money or combination to their education; for, that which is earned holds greater value. (Click the appropriate box to the right for pricing.)

Books average less than $20 and may be purchased on Amazon.

Faculty and Staff.

ECCC Lead Pastor, Matt Stallbaum

ECCC Pastor, J. Marvin Alderman
Provost, Academic Dean, Professor

Casey Lawrence
Administrator, Instructor

ECCC Pastor Emeritus, Dan Stallbaum

Suza Goltz

ECCC Pastor, Bryan Moore

Amanda Walker

ECCC Pastor, David Gammon

ECCC Pastor, Christian Hurston


ECCC Pastor, Chris Johnson


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