How appropriate that God would call Pastor Jack Hayford to establish a Pentecostal/Charismatic college and seminary in Los Angeles, California. It was here in the “City of Angels” at the beginning of the 20th Century, that God gave birth on Azusa Street under the leadership of William Seymour to the worldwide revival that sparked the Pentecostal Movement. It was here that one of the significant female preachers in American history, Aimee Semple McPherson, gave birth to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, built one of the largest church structures in America, and was the first female preacher to use the media of radio.
It was here at The Rose Bowl in 1949 that Billy Graham launched a national revival that would transform the heart of America for over five decades. It was here, in 1951 that Demos Shakarian launched The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International that would introduce the Spirit-filled life to millions of American business leaders. And what a significant observation that The King’s University is located literally on the same street and block that God used Father Dennis Bennett, Rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, to spark in 1960 the great Church renewal that we call the Charismatic Movement. Today the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements are the fastest growing religious movements in the history of Christianity, and The King’s University exists to assist in raising up a new generation of Spirit-filled leaders for the 21st Century continuance of the movement. This great worldwide Spirit-filled movement will prosper and grow only as it provides new and vibrant leadership.
The King’s University is the only accredited Pentecostal/Charismatic postsecondary institution in the “City of Angels”. The King’s Seminary is the only accredited Pentecostal/Charismatic seminary on the West Coast of North America. As Los Angeles, with its 10.3 million residents countywide, is the West Coast gateway to America, so The King’s has been called to be a gateway for the transition and equipping of men and women called by Father God into servant leadership and Kingdom building.