About Harvest University

President's Greeting

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12

Welcome to Harvest University, a Christian institution of higher education that serves the global Chinese churches and Christians worldwide.

Harvest University is committed to the absolute authority of Scripture; in all areas of life, we believe at the center of Christian education is the Word of God. Our primary goal is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to make an impact on this world for God.

HU seeks to foster spiritual growth among our students, faculty, and staff, with a focus on living out the Great Commission and Great Commandment. We endeavor to provide leadership training for pastors, missionaries, educators, youth ministers, and Christians in various professions, especially those who will minister among the Chinese diaspora and beyond.

The dream of Harvest University is to collaborate with evangelicals who share the vision of advancing the Kingdom of God, equipping believers to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth to proclaim that salvation is only by God’s grace through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. 

We thank the Lord for entrusting us with this calling.  We believe God is doing something special here at HU, and we invite you to visit our campus to get to know us. May the Lord be with you and fulfill His purpose in your life through Harvest University!

We hope to see you in the future on the Fort Morgan campus.

In Christ,

Joanna Shih
University President


Dr. Joseph Ray Tallman


Joanna Shih


Vision and Mission

Harvest University is a Christian institution of higher education that serve global Chinese Christians.


Harvest University has been established to uphold the spirit of evangelical faith in equipping godly servants to be sent out as the Lord’s workers for the Kingdom of God.  As Jesus Christ said in Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”


As a Bible-believing and Jesus-centered institution of higher education, Harvest University empowers and sends out ministers with the skills and passion to take the Gospel to the Chinese diaspora and beyond.

Statement of Faith

We believe:

  1. The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  2. One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory.
  4. The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
  5. The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.
  7. The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.


Harvest University holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808)  effective February 2022. Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.

Harvest University also holds applicant status with Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551) as of October 2023.  Approval by the TRACS Applicant Review Committee (ARC) signifies the institution’s compliance with Institutional Eligibility Requirements (IERs) through the application process.