United Cornerstone University

  "To Learn , To Love, To Be"     

   Theological Education is within your reach!

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    UCU Board of Trustee Chair 

 Dr. Dennis W. Bishop was recently honored - 2021 Rhythm of Gospel Awards, Pastor of Excellence Award.

UCU Graduates 12th Commencement

L-R; Bishop Oliver T. McCray Jr., MDIV

Dr. T. Timogi Jackson, DMin

Dr. George G. Harris, DD

MDIV Student, Bishop O.T. McCray, thank you UCU!
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                        2021 Graduates Greetings                     Dr. Shelia Gorham, DMin Chair

     I bring you greetings on behalf of the United Cornerstone University Board of trustees. Our chairperson Dr. Bishop, extends his profound and sincere gratitude to the staff of the University under the astonishing leadership of President Dr. George Jackson. I would like to bring some context to this welcome as it parallels with other institutions of higher learning.

     The first HBCUs were founded in Pennsylvania and Ohio before the American Civil War (1861–65) with the purpose of providing black youths—who were largely prevented, due to racial discrimination, from attending established colleges and universities—with a basic education and training to become teachers, or tradesmen.

     The oldest private HBCU in the U.S. was founded in 1856, when the Methodist Episcopal Church opened Wilberforce University in Tawawa Springs (present-day Wilberforce), Ohio, as a coeducational institution for blacks who had escaped slavery in the South through the Underground Railroad.

     Following the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, HBCUs were founded throughout the South with support from the Freedmen’s Bureau, a federal organization that operated during Reconstruction to help former slaves adjust to freedom. Such institutions as Atlanta University (1865; now Clark Atlanta University), Howard University, and Morehouse College (1867; originally the Augusta Institute) provided a liberal arts education and trained students for careers as teachers or ministers and missionaries, while others focused on preparing students for industrial or agricultural occupations. Some institutions, such as Morehouse, were all-male schools. Others, such as Spelman College (1924; originally founded in 1881 as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary), were all-female.

     1891 – My Alma mater N.C. A & T University was established with the intention "to teach practical agriculture and mechanic arts and such branches of learning as relate there to, not excluding academic and classical instruction" to African American citizens of North Carolina.

In the early 21st century there were more than 100 HBCUs in the United States, predominantly in the South.

     Everything that is created ordinates from a mental thought/image to vision to action. More than 16 years ago, Dr. George Bernard Jackson envisioned and then birthed a place to help Christians fulfill a need to further their understanding of biblical principles. He garnished the support of likeminded individuals, because you know you need a team to execute and implement your ministry. Like our HBCUs it was established to meet the educational needs of primary African Americans but not excluding other ethnicities. The mission was to meet students of all educational levels where they are to elevate them to where God ordains them to be. UCU was founded by Dr. George B. Jackson on November 5, 2005

     The mission is to be for the assembly, an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together; and to prepare for the church, people (full time and bi-vocational clergy) - committed to the witness of the Gospel in what -ever sphere of ministry or service God may appropriate for them.

     The origin of the program of study began with individuals obtaining a certificate—ordination, Oprah Winfrey states “God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself, and your role on Earth is to attach yourself to that divine force and let yourself be released to it.” ….dream very big. Work hard - work very hard. And after you've done all you can, you stand, wait and fully surrender. And so Dr. Jackson did just that from a certificate program progressed to a Bachelor Degree, then a Master’s Degree and within the past few years Doctor of Ministry Degrees --- all through proper accreditation.

     Dr. Jackson states: This is what we do train and equip ministry leaders To Learn, to Love, and to be...the best in what God called them to do!

I know several of you are sitting out there thinking --- I can’t do it—go back to school – not me, I don’t need credentials to do God’s work, I beseech you to step out on faith and strength your most valuable skill set your intellectual prowess.

     Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

     Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it….. Oprah Winfrey

We will meet you where you are….. so what are you waiting on!

Calling all alumni....let's celebrate 15 years! Thanks for your continued support, alumni can go to Payments to share in your alumni donations!

United Cornerstone University Class 2019 - First Doctorate Graduates and Certificate Graduates

L-R President, Dr George B. Jackson; VP Academic Affairs, Dr. Pamela S. Jackson; VP Student Affairs, Ms. Miranda L. Bolton; UCU Alumni President, Ms. Pam Peoples-Joyner, and Dr. Steve Anderson, President of Transworld Accrediting Commission International. 


UCU congratulates Dr. Cameron Mays  Doctor of Divinity, December 2018 ~ Refinery Church, Los Angeles CA

United Cornerstone University is pleased to announce we have made approval status to offer GI Bill Benefits to all veterans, military, and other eligible persons under provisions Title 38 Section 3676 (NCSAA). Retroactive April 24, 2018!
We welcome you to our university!

Congratulations United Cornerstone University for accreditation by IABCS July, 2018

Degree program(s) of study offered by United Cornerstone University have been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Studies Section (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

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