Founder's Day

Chancellor Oral Roberts once said, “When God is ready to do a new work in the earth, He causes a baby to be born.” The chancellor’s own birth on January 24, 1918 did not seem significant at the time, but he would eventually become a man who received a special vision from God for a university like no other.

It was at a 1960 dinner with the Rev. Pat Robertson that our chancellor wrote this vision on a napkin:

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.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Oral Roberts’ birth and honor his legacy, ORU is hosting a special fundraising dinner that will benefit a new International Quest Whole Person Scholarship fund. ORU currently serves students from more than 100 nations, and more international students are seeking admission every year. The university has graduated thousands of students who have literally gone to the uttermost bounds to share God’s love and healing power, and we envision thousands more in the decades ahead who will come from the uttermost bounds, receive a Holy Spirit-empowered whole person education, and return to the uttermost bounds and change lives for eternity.

Please join us for this historic event! Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24 in the Global Learning Center auditorium (the former Baby Mabee). Tickets are $100 per person, and table sponsorships are also available. Seating is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible.


 If you are unable to be here in person, we welcome you to participate by making a contribution to the International Quest Whole Person Scholarship so that more students can benefit from an ORU education and then go out and change the world!


Thank you for supporting ORU and keeping the vision going strong!

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