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Along with its higher education division, Columbia International University maintains the following ministries:
Ben Lippen School (BLS) is an evangelical, college-preparatory Christian school for grades Pre-K to 12. The school’s mission is to glorify God by assisting the family and church in equipping students spiritually, academically and socially under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Ben Lippen School was founded in 1940 by Robert C. McQuilkin, the first president of Columbia International University, and was originally located in Asheville, N.C. The middle and high school welcome day students from the Columbia area and boarding students from around the world.
With a mixture of family-friendly contemporary Christian music and solid Bible teaching, 89.7 WMHK 's mission is to influence as many people as possible with the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ. The call letters of WMHK stand for We Make Him Known, reflecting the motto of Columbia International University – “To Know Him and to Make Him Known.”
89.7 WMHK is one of the most highly recognized radio stations in the United States. The station has won numerous national awards for its programming and professionalism, including prestigious “Station of the Year” awards from the National Association of Broadcasters and the Gospel Music Association.
New Life 91.9 in Charlotte, N.C. is consistently recognized as one of the top Christian radio stations in the nation with one of the largest listening audiences for its market size. The station carries out its mission to influence as many people as possible with the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ by broadcasting family-friendly contemporary Christian music and Bible-centered programs. The station call letters WRCM are a tribute to the first president of Columbia International University Robert C. McQuilkin.