The King’s Seminary is the graduate-level vocational ministry preparation arm of The King’s University. The seminary is situated as a part of the Jack W. Hayford School of Graduate Studies, along with TKU’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program. As the provider of programs that equip graduate students for effective pastoral leadership in service to the church, The King’s Seminary is a clear expression of the heart of the University’s founder, Pastor Jack Hayford, who began TKU as a place of ministry preparation in 1997 while serving as senior pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California. Pastor Hayford’s commitment to the training of seminarians in close connection and commitment to a healthy local resource church is parallel to the current close identification of The King’s Seminary to Gateway Church, which is pastored by TKU Chancellor Robert Morris. Together, Pastor Hayford and Pastor Morris provide the vision and inspiration for the preparation for effective church leadership currently being offered by The King’s Seminary.