With a mission to equip its students for life, leadership and service, the Cottonwood Leadership College (formerly Cottonwood School of Ministry) has served 1,500 graduates over its 20-year history. The college recently received accreditation from the Transword Accrediting Commission International, a commission for evangelical educational institutions. In addition, the school currently educations 133 students working to earn their Associate degrees in biblical studies. The school is affiliated with Cottonwood Church, and classes are held at the curch's original location prior to the construction of the church campus on Katella Avenue. Several graduates have returned to the school as instructors. Cottonwood Leadership College's director is Kenneth Mulkey, associate pastor at Cottonwood Church.