Since 1977, small Bible schools and institutes have come together and invested in the formation of Aidan University based on a prophetic mandate to serve the body of Christ through the educational commitment to the local church around the world. With over forty years of service, the mandate continues to be our clarion call and the current administration and faculty are ever conscious of the deep responsibility that was passed on to us. To those who have gone before and to those who will follow, we express our gratitude.
Meet the President
Dr. Charles Travis is the Founder and President of Aidan University, as well as, Logos Global Network of Christian Ministries, Inc., both, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. He also currently serves in the role of Vice President for the American Chaplains Association and is the Bishop for The Apostolate of St Chad in the Continuing Evangelical Episcopal Communion.
He holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Chicago Bible College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christian Life College, a Master of Religious Education and a Master of Arts from Florida Beacon College, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Life Seminary.
Dr. Travis has been in full-time Christian service for 61 years. He has served as a pastor, evangelist, teacher, and missionary. He has also served as a lobbyist for Christian schools in Washington, D.C., and serves on several national and international educational boards, consulting and ecclesiastical councils, and accrediting associations. His commitment and pioneering efforts in Christian education and church planting have led to the establishment of schools and churches in over 25 nations. Dr. Travis has a strong conviction that every believer is a minister and that every minister should have a ministry, whether in the church, market place or public square.
Dr. Travis resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Deborah. They have two daughters, Sara and Erin.
Statement of Faith
The Apostle’s Creed is one of the earliest statements of faith adopted by the church. Its central doctrines are those of the Trinity and God the Creator. Over the centuries, it most clearly defines the statement of faith embraced by the majority of the Church and we affirm and believe the following truths as central to the Christian faith:
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Philosophy of Education
Our degree programs are designed to be practical as well as academic, preparing people for ministry and service in the fulfillment of their call. Our primary goal is a Christian education that builds a solid foundation in the life of the student for both secular and ecclesiastical service.
Aidan is committed to:
Offering Bible-based programs that increase the individual’s knowledge of biblical truth.
Providing quality educational opportunities at a cost that is within reach.
Creating individual programs of study designed to meet the needs of the individual.
Preparing the individual for full-time ministry and the layperson for leadership within the local church and local community.
The Florida Department of Education, Commission on Independent Education, has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions, and is responsible for the licensure of independent postsecondary educational institutions in the state of Florida. Aidan University is authorized by the Florida Department of Education Commission on Independent Education to confer undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees as an approved religious educational institution.
The degree programs of this University are designed solely for religious vocations.