About TKU

About TKU

The King’s University (TKU) is an accredited, Spirit-empowered, evangelical university with branch campuses and teaching sites in multiple U.S. cities. TKU offers students a complete educational experience by combining higher education with practical ministry experience within dynamic local churches. This complete educational experience prepares and equips students to serve in the local church, the marketplace and around the world.

Dr. Jack Hayford, Founder and Chancellor of The King’s University, and Pastor Robert Morris, founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, have cultivated a unique partnership, in that Dr. Hayford serves as an apostolic elder of Gateway Church, and Pastor Robert currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The King’s University. Dr. Hayford and Pastor Robert share the value of excellence and professionalism in their vision to train men and women for the work of the Kingdom wherever God gives them influence. This shared vision led to the creation of a TKU campus at Gateway Church.

With more than 700 students university-wide, and 270 students at the Southlake campus in DFW, TKU’s dynamic learning environment and Spirit-empowered community enable its students to learn, develop skills and talents, and grow in relationships with fellow students, faculty and with the Lord.

Katelynn Sparks

Katelynn Sparks

Undergraduate Student

As someone who first graced the stage at the age of three and began leading worship in kid’s church by…


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Blake Sharp

Blake Sharp

Undergraduate Student

As the saying goes, When one door closes, another opens. Blake Sharp’s life is one that has been marked by…


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Joy Cromer

Joy Cromer

Alumna

God’s direction often comes when we least expect it. For Joy Cromer, that moment came during one of the most…


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Kristey Simmons

Kristey Simmons

Graduate Student

If you asked those closest to her, What is one word that best describes Kristey Simmons?, many would say confident….


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Nathan Nkhama

Nathan Nkhama

Graduate Student

Nathan Nkhama is a husband, father, local pastor, radio talk show host, and lifelong student. Needless to say, he’s a…


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Wade Woodbury

Wade Woodbury

Undergraduate Student

As a Colorado native, Wade never really wanted to move to Texas. But sometimes God has other plans. Wade hasn’t…


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Rachel Sabo

Rachel Sabo

Undergraduate Student

When Rachel Sabo’s dad told her she should go to The King’s University interest meeting, she didn’t exactly want to….


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Matt Osgood

Matt Osgood

Undergraduate Student

For Matt Osgood, it has always been about the local church. “At heart, I’m a local church guy,” he says….


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Jonathan Holland

Jonathan Holland

Undergraduate

When Jonathan attended at TCU football game in the fall of 2015, he didn’t know that it would change his…


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Delilah Rossottis

Delilah Rossottis

Undergraduate

As a young girl, Delilah dreamed of being the first person in her family to attend college, but it never…


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1989

Crown

The King's Institute was founded

1996

Vision

A vision was cast

1997

Classes

Classes began at King's College and Seminary

2001

Accreditation

Accreditation was granted

2002

Fontana

Opening of first teaching site in Fontana, CA

2003

Colorado

Opening of Colorado Springs teaching site

2006

Nor Cal

Opening of Nor Cal teaching site

2012

Gateway

Opening of Gateway teaching site

2012

Houston

Opening of Houston teaching site

2013

Santa Clarita

Opening of Santa Clarita teaching site

2013

Main Campus

Main campus relocated to Southlake, Texas

2014

Lubbock

Opening of Lubbock teaching site

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