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Life Pacific University


Life Pacific University is the premier higher education institution of the Foursquare Church denomination. 

The premier Higher Education Institution of the Foursquare Church

With campuses in California and Virginia, as well as robust online and offsite/immersive programs, LPU empower students to step into leadership – and serve God in the church, the workplace, and the world.

With outstanding faculty, top-quality academics, a tight-knit community of other Christ followers, opportunities for global experience, on-the-ground training, and competitive tuition, LPU gives students all the tools they need to become all that God created them to be.

Degree options include business, ministry, biblical studies, communication, human development and psychology, worship arts and media, and strategic leadership. So no matter where your individual path is taking you, LPU can be the starting point of your journey.


Life Pacific University is an institution of biblical higher education existing for the transformational development of students into leaders prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world.


Life Pacific University will be recognized worldwide as a premier pentecostal institution, within the Foursquare tradition, characterized by a diverse community of Spirit-empowered students, scholars, and practitioners whose hearts and minds are devoted to Christ and His Kingdom.

History & Heritage

From humble beginnings as a 2-year, single-location college, LPU has grown into the premier 4-year educational institution of the Foursquare denomination, with a bicoastal presence and more than 90 years of heritage serving as its foundation.

Values & Beliefs

We believe in biblical truth and affirm the supremacy of Christ in all areas of life. These values and beliefs exist at the core of who we are.

Who We Are – And Where We’re Going

At LPU, we drive purpose and impact. As the leading educational institution of the Foursquare denomination, we welcome students from all around the world. Whether you’re joining the LPU family from an international location, or somewhere locally, you’ll get access to top-notch education, connections, resources, global experiences, spiritual guidance, support, and more:

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Diversity & Inclusion

Leadership & Governance

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Locations & Maps

Two physical campuses are available for those desiring to study in person. The San Dimas campus, located in sunny Southern California, offers a gorgeous nine-acre campus for those wishing to study away from the busyness of Los Angeles but still close enough to partake in all the region has to offer. Mountains and ocean beaches are within an easy drive and provide hours of exploration for those seeking respite from academic pursuits. The campus is only 32 miles from historic Angelus Temple, the birthplace of LPU and the Foursquare Church.

The Virginia campus provides a rural pastoral setting to engage in studies amidst a tight-knit community. It shares the campus with the Center for Spiritual Renewal East, a ministry of the Foursquare Church that supports pastors.

Ready to advance your education at Life Pacific?