Follow Your Call At SAGU SoCAL

SAGU SoCAL was the vision of lead pastors Mike and Karen Robertson at Visalia First.  The dream was to launch a leadership school partnered with an accredited university and provide those called to ministry a place to be equipped for God's calling on their life.  Starting in 2014, SAGU SoCAL was established and launched its first semester as a partner site with Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  With internships in various ministry tracks and multiple degree options entirely online from SAGU, those called to ministry can be equipped here at SAGU SoCAL.

Leadership School

Our leadership school provides personal development within spiritual and leadership aspects.  We desire to see our students become better leaders and developed followers of Christ.  Student life within our leadership school provides community with a diverse group of students.  Our cohort format cultivates strong and authentic relationships throughout our student body.  Students will gain mentorship from an experienced church staff.  One-on-one discipleship within our internships will provide deeper development of students and their academics.

Our Church


It Starts With A Call


Located in Visalia California, the Leadership School at Visalia First, SAGU SoCal, is an extension of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas.  The school is dedicated to helping the Central Valley earn their degree while developing the next generation of leaders in the Church. By pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree you will experience an accredited christian based education with flexible schedules and internships.

Leadership School

SAGU SoCAL is a leadership school providing internships, through Southwestern Assemblies of God University (aka, SAGU), in a variety of ministry tracks.  With campus life and internship hours happening at Visalia First church campus, students will receive a diverse ministry experience from a growing mega church campus.  We believe that ministry experience combined with the accredited degrees from our educational provider, SAGU, will allow us to better equip church leaders of tomorrow.

All Coursework Accredited

Classes 100% Online

Pursue Ministerial Credentials

Discounted partnership rate

Federal Financial Aid Available

Ministry-Minded Professors

Pursue the Call of God

Our Educational Provider

SouthWestern Assemblies of God University