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"You Must Never Despise Small Beginnings": BU Then and Now | Biblical University


Once ridiculed by the world, but actually good news for many today. It's an opportunity for us to step out in faith and be the people of God living out the mission of God, and helping people to live out the mission of God in their own lives too, with many testimonies.

BU has changed a lot since the university's founding in 2008. Get a glimpse at our humble beginnings in a blast from the past

Established on the 5th January 2008, and has students from churches across dozens of denominations and movements.

BU’s mission is “equipping servant leaders for global ministry”. This goal is accomplished through ministry training programmes that are practical and relevant, in a Spirit-empowered environment. Training students from countries of the world over the years, the large number of BU graduates in ministry throughout Africa and overseas is a testimony to the quality of our training programmes.

Prof. Emmanuel Kolawole is the Founder and Chancellor of Biblical University which he started for His glory and commenced class on Saturday 5th January 2008 in small church building located at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State with 5 students face-to-face, but now has its vast ministry purposefully fitted out to satisfy the varying requirements of providing excellent theological education.

From these small beginnings, BU has invested into its programmes and people to provide students with the best quality theological education and ministry development available.

From the outset, BU has been committed to a programme of continuous improvement, never being satisfied with our present status, beginning with Certificate and Diploma courses, BU now offers Bachelor and Master degrees as well as a Doctoral degree.

BU was established in Ogun State, incorporated in Nigeria, accredited by Association for Christian Higher Education and Theological Schools, with its headquarters in Lagos State.