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The King’s University (TKU) is relocating its main campus from Van Nuys, Calif., to Southlake, Texas. The campus will be officially dedicated on Nov. 14.
Jack Hayford founded TKU in 1997. The university began as an extension of the Church on the Way in Van Nuys and is fully recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
“When we founded the King’s University, it was our vision to see students experience quality ministry education,” Hayford says. “As we move into this next season and our vision expands, I believe TKU’s influence will increase globally as more students gain access to a wider variety of degrees.”
TKU operates on nine different campuses around the country—five in California, three in Texas and one in Colorado. Classes are also being held in Hong Kong and New Zealand. TKU plans to expand to 20 or more campuses worldwide by 2018.
TKU in Southlake opened its doors last fall in rented facilities with slightly more than 130 students. This new beginning represented the culmination of a multiyear planning process that was first birthed in the heart of Gateway Church’s founding senior pastor Robert Morris, who also serves as chairman of the board of trustees at TKU. Growth projections for the Southlake campus have been conservatively calculated to exceed 500 students by the time it reaches full educational capacity in the fall of 2016.
“The King’s University in Southlake has already impacted the lives of many students,” says Morris, “and I look forward to seeing how this next step for TKU influences even more students for life-transforming ministry.”
Currently, the university offers six accredited vocational ministry degree plans including undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. In the near future, the university expects to add several new degrees to include other disciplines of study, including an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in both counseling and strategic leadership.