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Waves of Service: Our Story

George Pepperdine Statue - Pepperdine University

Waves of Service is a community of students, family, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University who are inspired by George Pepperdine's vision of an institution that would transform students' lives and motivate them to impact culture. He imagined a vast body of alumni, conscious of their good fortune, who would feel the moral imperative to serve others sacrificially.

As a steward and caretaker of the assets that God had entrusted to him, Pepperdine sensed a call of destiny when he observed the alarming rate at which young Christians lost interest in their faith after going on to higher education. He thus became determined to dedicate his fortune to creating and endowing a college that would provide the best education possible, managed by administrators and taught by professors who would support students in their Christian belief.

Because we have freely received this rich heritage, we believe that each and every one of us are called to have a life of purpose by serving others.