Calvary Chapel Bible College Uganda (CCBCU) was first opened in 2002. It was an affiliate campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California, USA. Almost 250 people attended classes. In 2010, changes in California law about affiliate campuses made it difficult to keep CCBCU open. Sadly, it was closed in 2010.
In 2013, the leadership at Calvary Chapel Kampala saw the need to reopen CCBCU. Strong Christians and Bible-teaching pastors to plant churches, and reopening CCBCU was considered essential. The leadership also had a vision to develop CCBCU as a regional bible college hub for all East Africa.