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.

The purpose of chapel is to provide a forum for corporate worship, spiritual encouragement, and educational and cultural enrichment for the HLGU community, however it is not intended to serve as a substitute for church attendance or affiliation.

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 10, 2018 Dr. Anthony Allen
Jan 17, 2018
Dr. Miles Mullin
Vice President for Academic Administration
Jan 24, 2018
Eric Ramsey
Tom Cox World Ministry
Ft. Smith, AR
Jan 31, 2018
Dr. William Hartley
Director of University Relations
Saints Bible Institute
San Lorenzo, Italy
Feb 7, 2018
Dr. Robert D. Bergen
Associate Dean of Academic Administration at Hannibal-LaGrange University; Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
Feb 14-15, 2018
Carroll Missions Days 
Feb 21, 2018
Wesley Vance
Fellowship KC
Kansas City, MO
Feb 28, 2018
No Chapel – Midterms
Mar 7, 2018
No Chapel – Spring Break
Mar 14, 2018
Dick and Sherley Bott
Chairman and Founder
BOTT Radio Network
Overland Park, KS
Lifetime Christian Service Award
Mar 21, 2018
Dr. Neil Franks
Missouri Baptist Foundation
Jefferson City, MO
Mar 28, 2018
David Shanks
Director of Psalm 25:10 Foundation
CEO and Businessman
Ft. Worth, TX
Apr 4, 2018
Brandon Kiesling
Associate Professor of Evangelism
Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
Ft. Worth, TX
Apr 11, 2018
Erskin Anavitarte
Nashville, TN
Apr18, 2018
Student-Led Chapel
James David
HLGU Senior
Apr 25, 2018
Awards Chapel
May 2, 2018
No Chapel – Final Exams