Johnson University to merge with Florida university

Johnson University to merge with Florida university

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Johnson University's campus in Knoxville. Johnson University's campus in Knoxville.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville Christian college is joining together with a Florida school.

Johnson University, formerly known as Johnson Bible College, is merging with Florida Christian College, of Kissimmee, Fla.

The two will form the newly established Johnson University System.

Florida Christian College will now be called Johnson University Florida.

Both schools have a heavy focus on religion and Christianity as part of their curricula and will offer classes at both locations as well as online.

"We both view the study of the Bible as central to that preparation, and our academic offerings are based on the premise that students should be exposed to their own culture and other world cultures from a Christian worldview. It is only natural that we have formed this partnership, and we look forward now to impacting God's kingdom in ways that our separate institutions could not," said Gary E. Weedman, the president of Johnson University.

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