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School of Theology

Welcome to the School of Theology

Welcome to the Oakwood University School of Theology, 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, Agniel Samson

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Undergraduate Department

Gregory Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of
New Testament

Manuel Moral
Ph.D., D.Min.
Associate Professor of Practical &
Pastoral Theology

Cory Rowe, D.Min
Assistant Professor of Pastoral
Care & Chaplaincy (CPE)

Graduate Department

 

Agniel Samson, Th.D.
Professor of New Testament and
World Religions

 

Finbar Benjamin D.Min
Associate Professor of Practical &
Pastoral Theology

 

Carlton P. Byrd, D.Min
Associate Professor of Preaching
and Evangelism

Trevor Fraser, D.Min
Associate Professor of Pastoral
Theology and Counseling

Ifeoma Kwesi, D.Min
Associate Professor of Christian Formation
and African American Studies

Tarsee Li, Ph.D
Professor of Old Testament and
Semitic Linguistics

Gilbert Okuro Ojwang, Ph.D
Professor of Old Testament and
Semitic Languages

Leslie N. Pollard, Ph.D, D.Min, MBA
Professor of New Testament
Language and Literature

Jesse Wilson, D.Min
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
& Evangelism/Urban Ministry

SCHOOL NEWS

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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...

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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 Business.

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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.