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A religion graduate alumnus ’04 addressing students at chapel

School of Religion

Welcome to the School of Religion

Welcome to the Oakwood University School of Religion, where God, knowledge and ministry intersect to fulfill Jesus’ mission of hope an wholeness to all the world. We invite you to:

  • Experience a welcoming and diverse community.
  • Explore the path of purpose and service,
  • Expand your horizons as you deepen your faith

– DEAN, Dedrick Blue

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Oakwood Nation -- it’s time again for The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Grant Program 2018. With your help over the past few years, Oakwood has won top prizes in this grant program that was established in 2010 to provide support for campus improvement projects to...

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Oakwood University Honors Community Heroes

A new feature of Oakwood University's celebration of Black History Month is awarding Community Heroes for their dedicated and innovative contributions to Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama. William Hampton is the founder of the popular Huntsville Revisited...

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The Oakwood University Annual Fund Campaign supports the basics for our students. From student aid to academic department support, your gift makes a difference for the future of Oakwood. Don’t delay— make your gift today! Make a secure gift online at: www.OUgiving.com, or call us at: 256-726-7201, to speak to a development associate.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Barry C. Black  was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate in 2003, the first African American and the first Seventh-day Adventist to hold this office. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over 27 years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. Chaplain Black is an alumnus of Oakwood College, and has earned Master of Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management, and he has received a doctoral degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. In 2006 he authored his autobiography entitled, From the Hood to the Hill and in 2011 The Blessing of Adversity.