Working in Harmony to Transform a Continent

Africa is a continent of immense and largely untapped resources. It is true that colonialists picked some of the low-hanging fruit, but those years are long gone. We can be assured they did not touch even 5% of the richness with which God has endowned Africa. Today, our huge challenge is to unleash more and more of the power of Africa's divinely-given endowments.

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1989 - 2021

The Story of WATS

We refer to West Africa Theological  Seminary as the “soul,” or core, of African Christian University. It is Africas’s largest non-denominational seminary…

How can you get involved?


Pray with us. We place an extremely high priority on concerted prayers for God’s leadership and provision. Therefore, much organized and private praying has gone into this project over the past years. We appeal for others to join our monthly oprayer focus. Send an email to to receive CDF’s monthly prayer letter


Donate toward the RENEWED WATS and/or CDF funding for the larger university vision.

  1. WATS  donations may be submitted in Nigeria to WATS, PMB 003, Ipaja, Lagos or in the USA to Friends of WATS, 609 E. Main Street, Duncan, SC 29334-9132. You can also give online at We need schorlarship funsing ($100 monthly per schorlaship), or for capital development  on our new campus (seeking $2 million for the initial drive).
  2. CDF donations or the university  (a) through ZELLE direct deposit via or (b) by check, to CDF, 6317 Estates Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76137. We are seeking $2 million for our university seed fund, $20 million for our long range intermediate goal, and $200 million toward our longer-range goals. We are seeking for $2 million for our university seed fund, and $20 million for our intermediate goals


Give your Time and Talent

Give your time and talent to reach our goals. We need many kinds of professional assistance, etc. In 2021 CDF launched the formation of a COMMITTEE OF 1,000 to give backing to this vision. Members are recruited from inside and outside of Nigeria

Contact us:

Prof. Gary S. Maxey, WATS founder; ACU co-chair +234-807-713-6224; WhatsApp, +234-808-726-6310

Dr. James Rose, CDF Founder, ACU co-chair +1-832-266-2819(WhatsApp); +234-903-523-3345

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WATS Leadership

WATS Leadership: West Africa Theological Seminary is the largest non-denominational seminary in Nigeria. In a typical year there are well more than 100 denominations represented among its students, drawing from a wide range of evangelical, Pentecostal and Aladura churches. It is guided by a Board of Trustees and a Governing Council, representing a host of men and women of high integrity and professional qualifications. The mostvisible leaders, apart from the WATS Founder, include:

Pastor Dr. Emmanuel Oluwayemi, Chairman of the WATS Governing Council. Dr. Oluwayemi has a thirty-year history with WATS, beginning as an undergraduate student. He later completed Masters studies in Kenya, and a PhD from Trinity International University in the USA. He has served on staff at WATS as a teacher and Academic Dean. Today he is the Deputy General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International, with thousands of congregations inside and outside of Nigeria.
Pastor Dr. Emmanuel Oluwayemi
Pastor Olufemi Martins, Provost. Pastor Martins hold a Master of Divinity degree from WATS. He is a DMin candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, USA. He has served WATS in various capacities, including as Director of Development. In 2021 he is in the third year of his five-yea r tenure as WATS provost.
Pastor Olufemi Martins
Dr. Peter Ozodo, Chairman of the WATS Transition Committee. Dr. Ozodo's task is to oversee the transition of WATS from Ipaja, Lagos to Imala, Ogun State, over the next few years. He is known most widely in Nigeria as the co-founder and long-time international director of Calvary Ministries (aka, CAPRO)—the largest non-denominational missionary-sending agency in Africa, with 800+ missionaries inside and outside of Africa. His history with WATS goes back twenty-five years, having served as a governor, chairman of the Governing Council, and provost. In 2021 he concludes a multi-year term as a "reverse missionary" in Morecambe, England.
Dr. Peter Ozodo

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