In 2000, after serving as Interim President for a year, the Board of Trustees elected Rev. Robert W. Crummie
as the fifth President of the college. Rev. Crummie revitalized the college’s global missions efforts resulting in over 100 students participating in short-term overseas missions projects. He directed the college through the second phase of accreditation and after meeting ABHE’s requirements (including securing three full-time faculty with appropriate degrees, a credentialed librarian and putting a broader, well-defined administrative structure in place) the college achieved candidate status with ABHE in 2001. In the same year, Carver gained listing in the U.S. Directory of Higher Education for the first time. In 2002, the McNeal House was renovated and housed the offices of the President and Advancement Affairs. In 2003, the men’s and women’s dormitories underwent major renovations. In 2004, a new men’s dormitory, Ripley Hall was dedicated and began housing students at the beginning of the Spring 2005 semester. In 2005, the college made significant strides to strengthen its academic offerings of the biblical languages. In this same year, a new 1,800 square foot bookstore was erected facing Northside Drive aiming to serve the campus and the community. Also in 2005, the athletic program expanded to include a golf team which will also play in the NCCAA.
In February 2006, Carver completed a 9 year journey to accomplish full accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
By June 2006, after decades of enjoying much fruitfulness on the Nelson Street campus, God enabled Carver to enlarge its footprint from 2 ½ acres to 16 acres on Cascade Road in Southwest Atlanta and added twelve classrooms, a fine arts center, a baseball/soccer field and a collegiate size gymnasium.
In the fall of 2009, the college changed its name from Carver Bible College to Carver College. The name change does not lessen Carver’s commitment to biblical truth; it simply reflects our desire to broaden our influence for Christ by adding additional majors and allowing the Holy Spirit to have more options with our graduates.
Other milestones include: (1) Carver securing Title IV funding in January 2010, (2) accessing Financial Aid for every single eligible student, (3) ABHE reaffirming Carver's accreditation for ten years in February 2013, (4) in June 2013 ABHE approving the major substantive change request for Carver to initiate the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, (5) in June 2014 ABHE approving the major substantive change request for Carver to initiate the Bachelor Science degree in Business Administration, (6) and in July 2015 ABHE approving the major substantive change request for Carver to initiate the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
Carver’s students have always been among the best and brightest emerging leaders from the African-American community in Atlanta, the U.S. and even as far away as the Caribbean and Africa. In addition, over half of Carver’s students are current pastoral and lay leaders in African-American churches in Atlanta.
Currently, Carver has hundreds of graduates serving the body of Christ worldwide, including former students like Emeka Okoli, professor of communications at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, Dr. Shauna Leigh, President of Midland Bible Institute, Jamaica, WI Arthur Deal a missionary in Brazil, Vic Russell, Senior Pastor, St. Matthews Baptist Church, Vacaville, CA, Jerry Jones, a probation officer in New York, NY, Dr. J. E. Hightower, Pastor of Greater Elizabeth Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, Rev. Tony Mosely, pastor of Woods Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, John Zeller, president of Tanner’s Big Orange restaurant in Greenville, SC, Marci Garner, a 5th grade school teacher in Nashville, TN, Rev. Jean Thomas a pastor and Bible Institute President in Haiti, Jose Alvarez, a successful businessman in Atlanta, GA, Tony Van Dyke a prolific writer and author in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and founder and president of The Urban Alternative in Dallas, TX, and Arthur Alard, President , Alathea Bible College, Siyabuswa, South Africia; these are just a few Carver alumni fulfilling the Great Commission.
Our vision is to continue equipping scores of ethnic and minority men and women to live, apply and teach biblical
truth such that communities, cultures and even entire nations are impacted and transformed for Christ for generations to come.