The Philippine Christian University or simply referred to as PCU is a private university along Taft Avenue, Manila. It was founded in 1946 through the initiatives of the Laymen of the Evangelical Association of the Philippines. Originally named as Manila Union University, it was renamed as Philippine Christian College. In 1976, the PCC acquired university status. PCU is one of the two major mainline Protestant universities at the heart of Metro Manila. The other is Trinity University of Asia under the auspices of the Episcopal Church.