Editor’s note: The following article, written by William C. Armstrong (father of current Oracle faculty adviser W. Kevin Armstrong), was headlined “Divine Moment” and appeared in the February 1963 issue of Abundant Life magazine, published by Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association. It is reprinted here with the permission of OREA. Some portions have been omitted for space purposes; otherwise, no words have been changed.
Here is the eyewitness account of the historic moments of the founding of Oral Roberts University. For three days, November 25, 26, 27, 1962, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents and their wives lived on campus, dined in the cafeteria, went to classes, held their first business session, attended services, and were installed officially with Brother (Oral) Roberts, Dr. R.O. Corvin, and Lee Braxton as founders of this miracle university.