Photo of Robert Canoy, Dean of GWU School of Divinity

Message from the Dean

Theological Education! That’s the heartbeat of the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University! In the truest sense of the word “theological,” we exist to equip, nurture, encourage, and support men and women for their very best service in the Kingdom of God.

Excellent scholars teach the classical Christian disciplines with full awareness that academics alone will not meet the needs, concerns, and challenges of the varieties of Christian ministries to which God calls us. We are certain that unless we attend to our spiritual, personal, and emotional development, the ministries to which we are called will fall far short of our Lord’s expectations.

At Gardner-Webb University, great faith manifests itself in who you are and how you act. Because greatness, after all, is really about changing lives and helping others (at Gardner-Webb, you'll do plenty of both). Here you'll test your intellectual mettle - and you'll also seek your purpose. You'll strive to find that place where your faith reaches out to meet the needs of the world. In other words, your calling.

So, as always, thanks for your continued support as we co-labor together for God’s present yet coming Kingdom.




Dr. Robert Canoy
Dean, School of Divinity
Professor of Christian Theology