Vision and Mission

FOUNDING VISION

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Oral Roberts, mid-1980's

Oral Roberts University is a charismatic university, founded in the fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible. The university was founded as a result of the evangelist Oral Roberts' obeying God's mandate to build a university on God's authority and the Holy Spirit.

God's commission to Oral Roberts was to "Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased."



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Chancellor Oral Roberts at the Prayer Room Dedication, 2009

MISSION

To build Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world with God’s healing.