About Us

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Open Christian University (OCU) is organised as a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Tax Exempted Religious Corporation, formed under the laws of the United States, in both Delaware and California states. Being the flagship institution of Open Christian Ministries, the Open Christian University is mandated to offer religious programs that aim to foster the integration of the Christian faith into business and professional affairs. As a transnational provider, the school also operates many other registered study centres and Bible Colleges distributed across the five continents.


A transformed marketplace that embodies the Love of God through the integral work of human hands and the truth of his speech.


To support the local church for effective end-time harvesting and equip marketplace ministers for their life missions.

The University accomplishes its mission by offering Bible-based education programs leading to religious degrees in different areas of Christian education. All university courses are offered flexibly through an online and blended approach made passible by collaboration with the local church, ministries and other Christian organizations with a similar mission. While considering sustainability, the university's strategy emphasizes offering affordable programs to ensure accessibility of gospel teachings and broader reach according to the command of our Lord.


In the providence of God, a divine encounter unfolded in early 2016, as Dr. Sixbert SANGWA and Prof. Dr. Placide MUTABAZI found themselves brought together in their workplace. It was through this serendipitous meeting that the seeds of Open Christian Ministries (OCM) were sown, as they sensed a shared calling placed upon their hearts. Through prayerful guidance and a deepening fellowship, they embarked on a journey of spiritual preparation, recognizing their responsibility to steward the mission entrusted to them.

The birth of Open Christian Ministries in 2019 was a testament to the faithfulness of God in orchestrating divine appointments and opening doors of opportunity. With reverence and humility, the founders embraced their role in advancing the Kingdom of God through the integration of biblical principles into the realms of business and professional affairs. This sacred mission, divinely inspired, sought to uphold the values of Marketplace Ministry, Christian Charity, and Christian Education, recognizing them as pillars upon which the ministry was founded.

In obedience to the divine mandate, Open Christian Ministries established Open Christian University, a beacon of light in a world yearning for spiritual enlightenment. This institution, birthed from a heart of service, was entrusted with the solemn duty of equipping marketplace ministers for the challenges of the end times. Guided by the wisdom of Scripture, the University embarked on a journey to nurture and empower servants of God, preparing them to bear fruit in abundance for His glory.

The providential hand of God continued to guide the footsteps of Open Christian Ministries and Open Christian University, as evidenced by their journey across continents and borders. From humble beginnings in South Africa, to the United States, and beyond, the ministries expanded their reach, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries. Through fervent prayer and unwavering faith, they received favor in the eyes of governing authorities, obtaining licensure and recognition as a beacon of excellence in ministerial education.

With each passing day, Open Christian University remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence, offering ministerial education of the highest caliber to seekers of truth around the globe. Through innovative e-learning platforms and strategic partnerships with affiliated institutions, the University continues to fulfill its sacred mission of equipping servants of God for the harvest fields of the world. May all glory and honor be ascribed to the Almighty, who orchestrates every step of this divine journey, leading His people in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.


OCU ’s Values that enable us to pursue our Mission are:


We are committed to achieving excellence in Christian education for business and professional missions, and to maintaining international leadership in executive teaching. The university emphasizes providing affordable and mission-driven flexible higher education leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, through online and distance education. Our courses are open to anyone who meets our admission criteria. All of our courses require extensive study / research and self-discipline.

OCU also has various Affiliate Centers in many countries, providing an innovative online learning and research experience for students from many countries around the world. We also partner with universities that have programs with the highest curriculum standards contextualized to the 21st-century framework.