Over a decade ago, several professors and pastors in Columbia had a vision for a Christian study center at USC. As USC grew in numbers and influence, they recognized the need for a place where students from different backgrounds could encounter, question, and explore the truths Christianity. They also wanted to create an academic community where faith and scholarship were undivided—a center that encouraged both intellectual and spiritual growth. This core group also desired to create an environment that was warm and inviting—a hub of Christian hospitality and learning. Through many struggles and set-backs, this vision was realized in 2023.