Rev. Dr. Chester U Strait and spouse, an American Baptist missionary couple to the Chins, started a Bible school in Hakha in 1928. Unfortunately, the school was closed in 1932. To meet the needs of the growing churches, two Bible Schools were opened again at two places: one at Tiddim in 1947 running up to 1950 by Rev.& Mrs. Franklin and Phileda Nelsons (also American Baptist missionary couple), the other one at Hakha in 1948 running up to 1950 by Rev. & Mrs. Robert G and Elizabeth Johnsons, the last American Baptist missionary couple to the Chins.
Because of the long furlough of the missionaries the two Bible Schools were discontinued and a new Bible school was started again at Tiddim in 1953. Rev. S. T. Hau Go (Native Chin) was put in charge of it. Rev. S. T. Hau Go was elected as General Secretary of the newly formed Zomi Baptist Convention (present Chin Baptist Convention) and thus moved to Falam. As a result, the Bible School was moved to Hakha in 1954 with a view that it would be better managed by the returned Johnsons. The Bible School was again moved from Hakha to Falam in 1959 in accordance with the decision of the Executive Committee of Chin Baptist Convention.
By the grace of God Christians grew by leaps and bounds in Chin Hills after the Second World War, and more and more trained leaders were needed to meet the growing needs of the Chin Churches. To meet these needs, Chin Christian University(formerly called Chin Christian College) was established by Chin Association for Christian Communication (CACC) in 1990. The 13 Baptist Associations under CACC, annually contribute 2% of their Association income to CCU. Structurally,CCU is a separate body under CACC. CCU is one of the full-fledged accredited members of the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA).
As hinted by its name, CCU aims at giving not only theological knowledge but also liberal arts which will be practically helpful for the uplift and progress of the Chins as demanded by the comunity. It is not without reason. As the only Christian State in Myanmar, Chin State has suffered a lot of discriminations. While there are 131 colleges and universities in the country, Chin State is the only State where there is no single university. Thus, most of the young people (presumably 70 percent) in Chin State are unemployed, and they cannot manage for their future. Even if they want to work, there is no job and consequently they leave Chin State and hook up with bad things.
Accordingly, CCU started Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies (BAE) in 2001 and hundreds of students have graduated. The graduates of BAE so far are fruitful and useful for the Chin community. After 12 years, upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees, CCU started Bachelor of Business Administration course in June 2014, which is fully funded by Stefanus Alliance International in Norway.
CCU has the following motto and vision:
- Motto: A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2)
- Vision: Education for Abundant Life (EFAL)