Glorious Vision University, Ogwa, was founded by The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Lagos, Western and Northern Areas (LAWNA) Territory. The University was named after Pastor Samuel Adegboyega(MON) who was one of the eminent founding fathers of The Apostolic Church Nigeria; the first LAWNA Territorial Chairman and first field superintendent of TAC, West African Region. As a National icon, he was appointed Honorary Juror in the Nigerian Judiciary and Associate Jury of the juvenile court.

The Institution received licence from the National Universities Commission on Monday March 7, 2011 as the 45th Private University in Nigeria.