Southwestern Assemblies of God University
) is a private Christian University located in Waxahachie, Texas
, near Dallas and Fort Worth. SAGU is regionally-accredited with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
and officially endorsed by the Assemblies of God USA
. It is the only Assemblies of God University located in Texas. The university offers associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and Bible and church ministries.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University began life as three separate Bible schools. The first, known as Southwestern Bible School, was established at Enid, Oklahoma
in 1927 under the leadership of the Reverend P. C. Nelson. The second, Shield of Faith Bible Institute, was founded in Amarillo, Texas
, in 1931 under the direction of the Reverend Guy Shields. It included not only a Bible school, but also a grade school and high school. The third, which was operated as Southern Bible College in connection with the Richey Evangelistic Temple, began at Goose Creek, Texas (now Baytown, Texas
), in 1931. It was started by Reverend J. T. Little in Trinity Tabernacle and later moved to Houston, Texas
in 1933. The school's name was then changed to Southern Bible Institute.
The Bible school division of Shield of Faith Bible Institute was moved to Fort Worth in 1935. The high school division was transferred the following year. In 1940, a... Read More