Arthur E. Steele

Arthur Edward Steele (June 17, 1920 – March 2, 2011) was an American minister of the Bible Presbyterian Church and a Christian educator who served as president of Shelton College and then founded Clearwater Christian College.

Arthur Steele was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1942. Having been a member of the ROTC, he was commissioned as an officer upon graduation and served during World War II in the Corps of Engineers Research and Development Board as the Supervisor of the Gas Generating School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

In 1956, Steele entered Faith Theological Seminary while working part-time employment at Air Products. Upon receiving his Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree in 1959, he was asked to serve as the vice president and treasurer of the seminary. In 1962, he was appointed president of Shelton College, Ringwood, New Jersey, where he served until 1965.

In 1966, he founded Clearwater Christian College.