Regent University (CBN University)

In 1975, Pat Robertson was about to enjoy half a cantaloupe and cottage cheese for lunch when the Lord began speaking to him. “I want you to buy the land, build your headquarters, and build a school for My glory.”

Pat obeyed God, and miraculously purchased the land that would become the site of CBN headquarters and CBN University, later renamed Regent University.

Pat had an inspired vision of establishing a graduate-level institution that would train capable men and women for the challenge of representing Christ in their professions. In 1977, his vision materialized — a 70-acre parcel of land in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was cleared, the foundation was poured for the university’s first building, and an institution was incorporated as CBN University. The following year, 77 students began classes in modest, rented facilities nearby.

Today, thousands of students are earning their associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Regent University. There are over 150 unique areas of study available. U.S. News & World Report has listed Regent among the top national universities four years in a row.

Throughout its dramatic growth as a global center for Christian thought and action, the university has remained steadfast to its mission — Christian Leadership to Change the World.

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