In 1946, Clear Creek became a recognized educational institution of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Clear Creek is supported by Cooperative Program dollars given by Kentucky Baptist Churches and allocated to Christian Education by the Kentucky Baptist Convention. The convention nominates and elects the 24 trustees of the college.

The college operates cooperatively within the policies, plans, and programs of Kentucky Baptists and has fellowship with the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ministry of the college serves the needs and interests of the denomination.