About Wagner Faith & Freedom Center
Housed on the campus of Spring Arbor University, the Wagner Faith & Freedom Center serves as the nation’s academic voice for faith and freedom.
Working daily to secure the future for freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, the center equips the next generation with strategies to transform the culture. Contending for the faith, the center strategically works to ensure the next generation may share the Gospel free of persecution. From a local township board to the United States Supreme Court, we speak truth on behalf of the persecuted and most vulnerable. We champion the cause of the defenseless and oppressed, standing for religious freedom in public forums around the globe.
The Wagner Faith & Freedom Center
Produces media programs that inform and engage the culture, analyzing cultural developments and abuses of government power.
Hosts inspirational lectures, conferences, and seminars on faith, family, and freedom, equipping key influencers to engage the culture.
Hosts a discipleship / fellowship program that combines in-depth teaching on Biblical principles, mentoring, and a high-level internship experience, (e.g., assisting those speaking for the persecuted).
Builds relationships with academic institutions, scholars, and policy experts from around the world.
Provides a centralized place where individuals and organizations can visit to learn about the Christ-centered perspective on good governance.
Distinguished Chair | Professor William Wagner
The Spring Arbor University Foundation President, Dr. Doug Wilcoxson, proudly announces the appointment of Professor William Wagner, J.D. as the inaugural Distinguished Chair of the Wagner Faith & Freedom Center.
William Wagner is a Christian. He is the founder and president emeritus of Salt & Light Global. In academia, he holds the academic rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Professor Wagner takes the heart of Jesus to the culture. Discipling servant leaders, he prepares them to share Jesus’ redemptive love and truth. In doing so, he equips them to see who God designed them to be and what they can do through the lens of God’s Word. Professor Wagner equips the church with strategies to transform the culture. He trains pastors and ministry leaders to contend for the faith. Shining the healing light of Christ into dark places, he shares the Good News of Jesus in unique unreached forums. Professor Wagner strategically works to ensure the next generation may do so free of persecution. From a local township board to the United States Supreme Court, Professor Wagner speaks truth on behalf of the persecuted and most vulnerable. Championing the cause of the defenseless and oppressed, he fights for freedom of religion in public forums around the globe. He promotes good governance and speaks of Jesus in the public square. Jesus calls us to be Salt and Light in the world, Professor Wagner works tirelessly to see nations transform, darkness dissolve, and the brokenhearted heal.
Professor Wagner’s public service includes serving as a federal judge in the United States Courts, legal counsel in the U.S. Senate, senior assistant United States attorney in the Department of Justice, an American diplomat, and Senior Advisor for Global Criminal Justice at the Department of State. His writing is published in numerous journals, books, and other publications.