“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
Aug 21, 2019
Convocation Chapel
Paul Masih ’03
First Baptist Church
Chandigarh, India
No Audio Available
Aug 28, 2019
Dr. Eric Turner
Chair of Christian Studies Division
Sept 4-5, 2019
Spiritual Emphasis Days
Captain Jose Rondon
Fort Leonard Wood, MO


Sept 11, 2019
Dr. Anthony Allen
Sept 18, 2019
Constitution Day
Dr. Greg Baylor
Senior Counsel
Alliance Defending Freedom
Northern Virginia
Sept 25, 2019
Chad McDonald
Senior Pastor
Lenexa Baptist Church
Lenexa, KS
Oct 2, 2019
Dr. Doug Melton
Southern Hills Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 9, 2019
No Chapel – Midterms
Dorm Bible Study
Oct 16, 2019
No Chapel – Fall Break
Oct 23, 2019
Pastor Appreciation Day
Kenny Qualls
First Baptist Church
Arnold, MO
Oct 30, 2019
Doug Morrow
Executive Director
Baptist Foundation of Illinois
Springfield, IL
Nov 6, 2019
MO Baptist Convention Day
Rick Hedger
Multiplying Churches Director
MO Baptist Convention
Jefferson City, MO
Nov 13, 2019
Phil Bray ’99
HLGU Trustee & Pastor
First Baptist Church
Macon, MO
Nov 20, 2019
Titus Vester ’15
Men’s Resident Director
Nov 27, 2019
No Chapel – Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4, 2019
Hanging of the Green
Dec 11, 2019
No Chapel – Finals