The King's University
|The King's University|
|Religious affiliation||Christian (nondenominational)|
|Location||Southlake, Texas, United States|
The King’s University is a fully accredited evangelical university based in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The university specializes in Evangelical ministry and theological studies. They have several campuses, including international locations.
In 1996, Pastor Jack Hayford decided to establish an Evangelical college and seminary in Los Angeles, California. Gateway University is aimed at men and women wishing to pursue careers into Christian ministry . From its foundation by Pastor Hayford and Dr. Paul Chappell, until its departure in 2013, TKU was the only accredited postsecondary institution of its kind west of Oklahoma.
Pastor Jack Hayford, Founding Pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California and Pastor Robert Morris, Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, have a long-standing relationship. Hayford serves as Apostolic Elder for Gateway Church, which has grown to over 34,000 active members since the church’s beginnings in 2000 on a $104-million campus on 180 acres and a paid staff of more than 500. Pastor Robert serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The King’s University.
The King's University moved its headquarters to the Dallas metroplex in 2014.
The January of 2014, take over of The King's University by Gateway, left Los Angeles without a Pentecostal/Charismatic university within its boundaries; the founding site in Van Nuys being downsized to simply one of several teaching sites, of which there are currently nine in the U.S.: Fontana, CA; Inglewood, CA; Modesto, CA; Santa Clarita, CA; Van Nuys, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, TX; and Lubbock, TX, and two international campuses in Hong Kong and New Zealand.
The King's University currently offers undergraduate certificates, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees in biblical studies, Christian ministry, and theological studies. Also, the King's offers graduate certificates, two master's degrees:Practical theology and Divinity, as well as a Doctor of Ministrydegree.
The King's is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), both accreditation agencies being members of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; Until its move to Texas, The King's University was the only Pentecostal/Charismatic University and Seminary on the West coast to be accredited by the those organizations.