This article traces the history of graduate theological education at Oral Roberts University from its initial inception in 1963 up until 2018 when a significant transition occurred. Special attention is given to the rebirth of the seminary in 1976 under the leadership of Jimmy Buskirk and the following seasons of its evolution under subsequent deans. From a seminary approved by the United Methodist Church to train candidates for ministry in that denomination to one reflecting a primarily Pentecostal ethos to its current role of serving the Spirit-empowered Movement, the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (GSTM) has maintained ecumenical diversity within the common bond of the Spirit. This article highlights some of the key figures and issues that have shaped this developmental process.
Hart, Larry and Buker, Bill
"The History of Graduate Theological Education at Oral Roberts University,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 8:
2, Article 8.
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