About LNS SOR
Virginia University of Lynchburg seeks to recognize the possibilities in every human being and maximize the gifts of the individual within the context of a thoroughly Christian and nurturing environment, which offers students opportunities to develop into able leaders and scholars.
The Mission of the school is to provide a solid Liberal Arts and Christian Education program for all students. The University continues to embrace our African-American heritage along with appreciation for other cultures and ethnic groups in our global community.
This historical African-American institution was founded in 1886 to meet the growing demands of our community for better-educated and trained ministers, missionaries, and public school teachers.
The Leonard N. Smith School of Religion of Virginia University of Lynchburg is accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
The following degree programs are approved:
- Certificate of Ministry
- Bachelors of Religious Studies
- Master of Divinity (M. Div.)
- Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.)
Faculty & Staff
The Leonard N. Smith School of Religion of Virginia University of Lynchburg is home to a distinguished faculty dedicated to innovative teaching, and committed service to the church and society.