About Us

Motivated by our faith, mission, and vision

Here we discuss who we are, why we do what we do, and what we believe.

Mission and Vision

We believe education is a vital part of the Christian experience and the Christian minister's training. We seek to raise the standard for excellence in Christian ministry as we provide information, education, experience, and empowerment to every student who chooses us as their source for higher learning. It is our goal to create believers who can function anywhere in the world, no matter what they seek to do, to implement change everywhere they go. Whether people seek an undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, training, ordination, or even a seminar program, Apostolic University seeks to be the leader in Christian education. As we provide the most comprehensive educational experience, we believe we will train the most comprehensively prepared, purposed, and dedicated leaders for their work in the church and this world in our modern times.

At Apostolic University, it is our vision to create the best-educated clergy in the world by providing academincally sound, practical, challenging, and insightful programs that offer today's Christian leader all they need to thrive in Christian ministry, arts, education, business, and counseling.

Statement of Faith

We believe in one God: The Father (spiritual parent) in creation, the Son in redemption, and the Holy Spirit as God in us, God with us, and God transforming us, in sanctification and experience. God is over all, through all, and in all (Genesis 1:1,26, Genesis 3:22, Exodus 3;14, Deuteronomy 6:4, Deuteronomy 32:18, Psalm 68:5, Isaiah 66:13, Hosea 11:3-4, Matthew 1:18-24, Matthew 3:11, Matthew 23:37, Luke 2:21, John 4:24, John 14:15-17, Acts 1:1-11, Acts 2:1-38, Ephesians 4:6, 1 John 5:7-8, Revelation 1:5-6).

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ: The Only Begotten of the Father, born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, crucified, died, raised from the grave, and was the very Word made flesh and Image of the invisible God, the Name by which men may be saved (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:18-24, John 1:1-18, John 10:17, John 14:6, John 15:13, John 20:1-31, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 4:5, Philippians 2:10, Colossians 1:15-23, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 John 3:16, Revelation 5:9-13).

We believe in one Spirit, the Holy Spirit, Who dwells within us: Manifesting the evidence of spiritual gifts, the Ephesians 4:11 leadership gifts, the appointment works, gifting attributes, prophetic expressions, functions, and the Spirit’s unique fruit, guiding us, leading us, and bringing us to a full experience with God (Genesis 18:16-33, Genesis 40:1-23, Exodus 25:18-22, Exodus 35:20-35, Deuteronomy 31:19-22, 2 Samuel 6:14, 2 Samuel 18:24-33, 2 Samuel 21:10-15, 2 Kings 17:24-41, 1 Chronicles 16:41-42, 1 Chronicles 9:8-34, 2 Chronicles 5;12-14, Ezra 7:6, Job 33:4, Psalm 45:1, Psalm 149:3, Psalm 150:4, Isaiah 11:2-5, Isaiah 29:16, Ezekiel 12:1-11, Jeremiah 36:1-32, Daniel 5:1-31, Matthew 3:11, Matthew 23:34, Mark 16:15-20, John 20:22, Acts 1:5,8, Acts 2:14-21,38, Acts 6:3-6, Romans 8:14-17, Romans 8:28, Romans 10:5-18, Romans 12:4-10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-28, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Galatians 5:22-33, Ephesians 2:19-20, Ephesians 4:4,11-16, Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:1-8, 1 Timothy 5:17, Titus 1:5-7, Titus 2:3-8, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Peter 5:1, Jude 1:3, Revelation 4:4, Revelation 18:20, Revelation 19:10, Revelation 21:1-22:11).

We believe in the unity of the Spirit present through the bond of peace: The peace of the Kingdom must be maintained at all costs. Anything that causes dissention, hostility, or worldly attitudes (such as worldly politics) must cease in the presence of God's true Kingdom. As such, we do not believe politics or worldly social structures of any sort have place in the church, and should not be employed therein (Genesis 12:1-20, 1 Kings 8:53, Psalm 133:1, John 17:23, Acts 2:17-21, Acts 16:5, Romans 15:5, 1 Corinthians 1:10, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Ephesians 2:12-22, Ephesians 4:3, Philippians 2:10-11, Philippians 3:17-21, Colossians 3:14, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 18:4).

We believe there is one faith: We are saved by God’s grace through faith. Our faith begins with our repentance and confession, as we are spiritually transformed. Our faith leads us to stand as both a witness and a resource, following the inspiration of the apostolic work to become all things to all people. It is our honor to turn the world upside down, establish the Kingdom of God, and proclaim its presence within, around, and among (Matthew 25:32-46, Mark 16:15-20, Luke 17:20-21, Acts 17:6, Acts 20:24, Romans 1:8-12,17, Romans 3:22, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, 2 Corinthians 4:1-7, 2 Corinthians 3:3, Ephesians 4:5, Hebrews 12:10-14, 1 Peter 4:12-19).

We believe there is one baptism, unto repentance, in water: It unites us to Christ, in His death, and is symbolic of raising us to new life in Him (Mark 1:4, Matthew 28:19-20, John 3:3-7, Acts 2:1-38, Acts 8:12-40, Acts 9:18, Acts 18:8, Acts 19:4-5, Romans 6:4, Ephesians 4:5, Colossians 2:11-12, 1 Peter 3:21-22).

We believe there is one body: This bond we share as believers is an apostolic fellowship, one held by the early church, and living, real, and visible today. It is one that is called to walk humbly, gently, patiently, and bearing with one another in love (Matthew 16:18, Matthew 18:15-20, Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:12-20, John 17:1-26, Acts 2:41-47, Acts 9:31, Acts 12:5, Acts 15;4, Acts 16:5, 1 Corinthians 1:2,10, 1 Corinthians 10:1-33, 1 Corinthians 11:18-34, 1 Corinthians 12:14-20,27-28, 1 Corinthians 16:19, Ephesians 2:14-16, Ephesians 3:10-11,21, Ephesians 4:2,4,25, Ephesians 5:27-32, Colossians 3:15, Hebrews 10:23-25, Hebrews 12:24).

We believe in living a life worthy of the calling we have received: We are citizens of heaven and the Kingdom of God, which is the Kingdom of heaven manifest on earth. It is this that we promote, proclaim, and believe shall lead to life (2 Samuel 7:16, Psalm 22:28, Psalm 45:6, Psalm 103:19, Psalm 145:12-13, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 5:3-13, Matthew 6:10-13, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 11:12, Matthew 18:4, Mark 1:15, Luke 1:33, Luke 9:2, Luke 9:60, Luke 17:20-21, John 18:36, Romans 14:17, 1 Corinthians 4:20, Ephesians 4:1, 2 Peter 1:11, Revelation 1:9, Revelation 11:15).

We believe in one hope, to which we are called: Jesus Christ, as faithful to His promises, died, rose, and shall come again. For this, we proclaim His Kingdom (Matthew 24:36-44, Matthew 25:1-13, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, Ephesians 4:4, Philippians 2:24, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 9:28, James 5:7, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 John 2:28, Revelation 22:20).

We believe in the word of God: Both the Scriptures (written word of God) and logos (revelation, understanding, precept) that we may understand God's direction and purposes for us. We see experience precedes knowledge, production precedes experience, and existence before essence (Deuteronomy 4:10, Joshua 3:9, 2 Samuel 22:31, Psalm 119:42-44, Ecclesiastes 12:9-10, Isaiah 28:9-13, Matthew 8:8, Matthew 13:19-23, Luke 1:2, Luke 4:21, Luke 11:28, Luke 24:27, John 1:1,14, John 2:2, John 8:51, John 19:28,36, Acts 4:31, Acts 13:49, Romans 4:3, Romans 16:26, 1 Corinthians 12:8, 1 Timothy 4:13, 2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, James 2:8, Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Peter 1:20, 1 John 2:5-14)..

We believe the House of God is for any who seek Him: We welcome all to come and partake of all God has for us, as His people. We walk in the principle of inclusion; that God calls "whosoever," and "whosoever" comes is welcome. We are more than just an institution or incorporation; we are found family. We stand as a collective of Christian believers who, much like the early church, has become “found family” in a hostile world that doesn’t always understand who we are. Our acceptance is here. Our love is here. Our place is here with God and our spiritual family (Isaiah 56:5-7, Jeremiah 31:3, Haggai 2:5-9, Matthew 7:1-20, Luke 6:42, John 6:37, Romans 2:11, Romans 12:13, Romans 14:1-4, Romans 15:7, Hebrews 13:2, 1 Peter 4:9, 1 John 3:15, Revelation 22:16-17)..

Our Instructors

Meet our strong leaders who chair departments, teach students, build curriculum, and bless our students.

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Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino

Chancellor, Seminary

With over twenty years in ministry and education, Apostle Marino offers the perfect forum for instruction and mentorship through distance, classroom, and written instruction .

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Charlie Reep, B.A.

Chair, Queer Theology

A strong teacher for our modern times, Teacher Reep presents excellence of scholarship with Bible understanding presented in a practical manner .

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Nik Lewis, B.A.

Chair, School of the Prophets 

With a powerful yet compassionate prophetic insight, Minister Lewis offers the grace to lead as well as instruct prophets for today.

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Nina B. Marino, RN, LNC

Sanctuary Academy

With almost sixty years in education, nursing, and child development, Prophet Marino provides a stellar insight to educate children in a Christian atmosphere.