Greetings from the Dean

Thomson Mathew
Dr. Thomson Mathew

Since its foundation, Oral Roberts University’s vision has been the mandate God gave to Oral Roberts, 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." One way of fulfilling this vision is through the ORU Bible Institute Programs. For those who cannot come to Oral Roberts University, yet still have the desire to become equipped for ministry and deepen their walk with God, ORU can come to your church through the Local Church Bible Institute program, or to your home through the Online Bible Institute program.

Our entire curriculum is developed by ORU professors and adjunct faculty, ensuring that you are gaining an ORU education on a diploma level wherever you are. Our desire is to help churches and believers all over the world to know God on a deeper level, be equipped for Christian service, and go on and do great exploits in His Name. Join us and be a part of the most thrilling adventure of expanding God’s kingdom in our world.