What is the history of ACU and AISOM and why does the AISOM e-mail and correspondence come from AMES Learning Systems or AMES Support Staff Team?
AMES Christian University began in March, 2002. In September 2003 a partnership was created and Ames Bible College (ABC), which became AMES International School of Ministry (AISOM), was founded and became affiliated through ACU. Both schools were created separately with separate founders.
In January, 2005 the president of ACU stepped down for health reasons and the President and founder of AISOM, Dr. Vince Rizzo, was elected into the office of President of AMES Christian University (ACU). As a result, both entities have become conglomerates of one another but ACU is the parent group. Both operate separately but are managed collectively. We created the Ames Learning Systems/AMES Support Staff Team name to cover both schools. AISOM is primarily a scholarship school providing free or low-cost biblical education under the auspices of Ames Christian University, the governing entity.