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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

OUR DEPARTMENTS

SCHOOL NEWS

Alumni News

Oakwood University welcomes Emile D. Parker, MBA, ’83 , as the new Director of Alumni Relations in the Office of Advancement & Development. Over the last 20 years, he has built a consulting and services company that has grown his expertise in the areas of real estate...

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Progress on Oakwood’s Treehouse Lounge

Your donations at work!! We are excited to share the progress of the new Oakwood Treehouse Lounge & Café. Things are beginning to take shape asthe lower level of Blake Center is being transformed for our students. Thanks to the project organizers and all the financial...

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On the Way to the Oaks

Sara Turner will be arriving on campus in a few weeks, to register for the fall semester 2018 at Oakwood University. Sara intends to study Marketing with a minor in International...

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Make a Gift. See the Difference.

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.
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