“I like chapel because it’s a chance for me to take a break in the middle of the week and focus solely on God. I love being able to be surrounded by fellow believers and worship God while I’m at school. Chapel also opens up faith conversations that may not normally be had.”

– Katie DeWitt ’20

College chapel is a vital and distinctive part of the HLGU experience. Chapel helps define who we are and what we stand for as a Baptist, church-related, evangelical institution of higher education.

Chapel Attendance

Attendance is recorded by scanning student ID cards as students enter the Parker Theatre. In the event that the card reader is not reading a students’ ID, the student may present their card to have their number written down prior to entering the theatre. This occurrence should be rare and the student should have their card replaced immediately. Students who arrive at Chapel later than 10:15 a.m. will not receive credit. Students who depart from a chapel service prior to the official conclusion will not receive credit for chapel. For more information on chapel attendance requirements, please see the HLGU Student Handbook.

Chapel Schedule

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Below is the current schedule. Audio files will be posted as they come available.
Chapel begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.

Date Speaker Audio Download
Jan 15, 2020
Dr. Anthony W. Allen
Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Miles Mullin
Vice President for Academic Administration
Jan 29, 2020
Dr. Bill Brown
Senior Fellow
Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Mars Hill, NC


Feb 5, 2020
Dr. Dan Darling
Vice President for Communications, Ethics, and Religious Liberty Commission
Southern Baptist Convention
Nashville, TN
Feb 12-13, 2020
Dr. Gordon Fort
Vice President of Overseas Operations
International Mission Board
Richmond, VA
Feb 19, 2020
Dr. Jason Allen
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, MO
Feb 26, 2020
No Chapel
Dorm Bible Study
March 4, 2020
Chris Williams
HLGU Trustee; Pastor
Fellowship Greenwood
Greenwood, MO
March 11, 2020
No Chapel – Spring Break
March 18, 2020
Dr. Anthony W. Allen
Watch on Facebook
March 25, 2020
Dr. Nate Adams
HLGU Trustee; Executive Director
Illinois Baptist Convention
Springfield, IL
Watch on Facebook
April 1, 2020
Mark Anderson
HLGU Trustee; Pastor
Lynwood Baptist Church
Cape Girardeau, MO
Watch on
April 8, 2020
Ulysses Ross
Word Church
St. Louis, MO
April 15, 2020
Dr. Lawrence Clapp
South Elm Baptist Church
Greensboro, NC
April 22, 2020
Student-Led Chapel
April 29, 2020
Awards Chapel
May 6, 2020
No Chapel – Finals