Bakke Graduate University (BGU) is the place to learn the new realities of the global, urban world. A major reason is our network. BGU is connected to and building on a global, urban, theological network created over 30 years by Ray Bakke and others. That extensive network gives BGU unique access to the thinkers, leaders, and practitioners in the global Christian church.


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Student Stories

Mari Muthu, DMin: Mari is from Mumbai, India. He works for a youth ministry organization. Watch his story.

Dr. Heather Harrison, DTL: "I can say I have truly been stretched, challenged, and transformed. BGU has afforded me the opportunity to work alongside amazing leaders all over the world." Read more.

Kathy Pierburg, MATL: "The theology courses transformed my understanding and approach to ministry, and really all areas of my life. I look back on the experience in this program in awe of God’s timing and direction." Read more.

Connie Parker, MBA: Connie went back to school after retiring from a tech position in a large oil company. Read more.

Kudzai Masimira, EMBA: Kudzai works with university students in South Africa. He caught a vision for turning the workplace into a platform for human flourishing. Read more.

Dr. Bekele Bedada Tulu, Ph.D.: "In my Ph.D. research, I want to clarify principles of leadership that need to be highlighted in my context which will open the eyes on how to engage our communities on transformational leadership.” Read more.