Follow Your Passion.

Answer the Call.

Today more than ever, our world needs ready and capable faith leaders. Wake Divinity is a community of scholars, activists, ministers, and leaders committed to transforming our world for the better.

Our Mission


working to ensure that all of God’s creation can flourish


seeking to heal the brokenness within and among communities as we are led into action by the Holy Spirit


cultivating authentic, Christ-like concern for others to participate in healing and transformation

A Holistic Theological Education Centered on Your Unique Calling

Wake Divinity prepares students for ministry in all its context within the church walls and beyond.

Meet Our Students:

“When you’re going to WakeDiv, you truly become part of a community that stays with you in the classroom but you collaborate with each other in all types of ways far beyond what you could ever think or imagine.”

Rev. David Harrison, Jr. (MDiv ’17)

Hear more from David by viewing his story.

We are committed to seeing each student succeed and reach their full potential.

“The Wake Div Experience” is our promise to provide exceptional support that encourages student wellbeing, personal growth, and increased vocational clarity.

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Whether you are called to be a pastor, counselor, theologian, or community leader, a degree from Wake Divinity can help you discover your place in the world. 

To be considered for our top scholarships, apply by our Dec. 15 priority application deadline.


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We are excited to announce the “Faith Against Stigma” podcast launching today in honor of #worldaidsday.

Faith Against Stigma unravels the layers of stigma surrounding HIV, inviting listeners into a realm of understanding and empathy. Our very first episode features @candicebenbow, author of Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough

Episode 1 is available now at
Today is #WorldAIDSDay, a day to unite with others around the world to prevent HIV, support people with HIV, and remember those who have lost their lives to an HIV-related illness.  We all have a role to play, so let’s #StopHIVTogether.

Learn more about our COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center and how we prepare faith leaders to address the HIV epidemic in the South.

Apply by Dec. 1 to enjoy a waived application fee for our Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs. 

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Looking back on our eventful semester filled with many wonderful and memorable moments of our life together.

We have so much to be thankful for at WakeDiv!
Start your new year by embarking upon a transformative journey of theological education at Wake Divinity. Today is the final day to apply for Spring 2024 enrollment in our Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. Apply at
Join Bookmarks for the Wake Forest Fall Faculty Showcase and hear faculty members from several departments speak about their books!

Nov. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Bookmarks Bookstore

Our very own Dr. Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo will be present to talk about her most recent book, “Ecomartyrdom in the Americas.”