The History of Christian Life School of Theology

Christian Life School of Theology was founded by Dr. Ronald E. Cottle in 1983 to serve the training and educational needs of the local church, pastors and leaders.  Dr. Cottle completed doctoral degrees in both religion (Ph.D.) and higher education (Ed.D.) and served as a pastor and college instructor. 

Dr. Cottle passed the baton of leadership to his spiritual son, Dr. Randal S. Langley on September 9, 2013, during the annual CLST conference.  This transition also included an offical corporate name change to Christian Life School of Theology Global, Inc. (CLST Global). 

In 2014, CLST Global, Inc., launched an online learning portal and announced the opening of CLST Global Online (CLST-GO).  At present, almost 300 courses are available online and new content is being added as part of the CLST Global growth and development strategy.