Equipping You for Life and Leadership

By prioritizing a low student-to-faculty ratio and offering all courses in a face-to-face environment, Wave Leadership College is preparing students with educated minds and compassionate hearts so that they thrive in life. We believe excellent academics, paired with mentorship and direct ministry and community service, is the method to truly equip students for life and leadership.

Our confirmation of this methodology is demonstrated by our uncommonly high retention and graduation rates.

Beautiful Virginia Beach

Wave Leadership College is located in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach, just 5 miles from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Wave Leadership College shares space with Wave Church in the Wave Convention Center, a 120,000 square foot facility complete with an auditorium, library, café, bookstore, office complex and brand new classroom buildings outfitted with a student lounge, Apple computer lab, and staff offices.

The WLC Story

Pastors of Wave Church, Steve and Sharon Kelly came to Virginia Beach in 1999 to build a church of influence with a passion to help people live life well. Before their arrival in Virginia Beach, Steve Kelly served as Executive Director for the largest ministry college in the world, Hillsong College. As a world renowned apostolic preacher and leader, with a heart to pastor and influence future leaders, Pastor Steve founded Wave College with the intent to provide an affordable, accredited Christian higher education degree program that educates hearts and minds through mentorship, support, and academic excellence.