Assemblies of God
Under the auspices of the Assemblies of God in Southern California, the University embraces its Pentecostal heritage of Spirit-empowered life and thought.
Faculty, staff, and students display considerable diversity in denominational affiliation, cultural expression, and academic pursuits. Together, they affirm the authority of Scripture, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and belief that human nature, though marred by sin, enjoys nevertheless the potential of personal redemption through God’s salvation in Jesus Christ. From this Evangelical and Pentecostal perspective, and in service to the church and society, the Vanguard community commits itself to global Christian witness and to social transformation.
From its founding in 1920, Vanguard University has enjoyed a long, close relationship with the Assemblies of God. To this day, the Assemblies of God remain Vanguard's largest supporter and an integral part of the University's DNA.