Oral Roberts University (ORU) houses a world-class College of Theology and Ministry that has offered theological higher education continuously for fifty years. This brief history is not the story of this globally influential institution that pioneered Pentecostal-charismatic theological education at the university level. That story must be written in detail at a later time. Instead, this history of graduate theological education at ORU was written in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University (1965–2015) by Dr. Larry Hart, a graduate of the university, a former chaplain, and a highly regarded current professor.
From the Introduction by Thomson K. Mathew, Dean, and Cheryl L. Iverson, Associate Dean, Spring 2016