Approximately 1,778 students will graduate from Azusa Pacific University on Sat., May 4, 2019, at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies. These graduates will earn a total of 1,848 degrees including 1,087 bachelor’s, 666 master’s, 47 post master’s, and 48 doctoral degrees.

  • Doctoral, master’s, and post master’s degree ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
  • Undergraduate degree ceremony at 6 p.m.
  • Ceremonies take place in APU’s Cougar Athletic Stadium, located on East Campus, at 901 E. Alosta Ave., in Azusa.

The commencement speaker for both events is Rev. Albert Tate, the founding pastor of Fellowship Church, one of the fastest-growing multiethnic, intergenerational churches in the U.S. In January 2012, Albert and his wife, LaRosa, launched Fellowship Monrovia. In its short history, the church has established a solid foothold in the region for life transformation to the glory and honor of Christ. As a dynamic communicator, Tate is passionate about sharing the gospel with the local church and the global community. Blending the power of storytelling with a good sense of humor, Tate enjoys illustrating God’s amazing grace and love in church, academic, and conference settings.

Tate serves on the boards of APU, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, and the global church planting organization Stadia. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Moody Publishers, 2014) and in 2018 launched the Albert Tate Podcast.

For more information, visit Reserve tickets and see parking instructions for the event here.


Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
Phone: (626) 815-4502