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 9, 2019 Dr. Anthony Allen
Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Eric Turner
Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, MO
Audio Unavailable
Jan 23, 2019
Doug Morrow
Executive Director
Baptist Foundation of Illinois
Springfield, IL
Weather-related Cancellation
Jan 30, 2019
Joe Costephens
First Baptist Church
Ferguson, MO
Feb 6, 2019
Phil Bray
First Baptist Church
Macon, MO
Weather-related Cancellation
Feb 13-14, 2019
Carroll Mission Days – Dr. Jimmy Draper
President Emeritus
Lifeway Christian Resources
Colleyville, TX


Feb 20, 2019
Dr. Dan DeWitt
Director and Associate Professor
Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH
Feb 27, 2019
No Chapel – Midterms
Dorm Bible Study
Mar 6, 2019
No Chapel – Spring Break
Mar 13, 2019
Dr. Sam Swisher
Professor of History
Honors Program Director
Mar 20, 2019
Mark Albee
Immanuel Baptist Church
Hannibal, MO
Mar 27, 2019
Bill Dudley
Retired Pastor
First Baptist Church
St. Robert, MO
Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Woodrow Burt
President Emeritus
Apr 10, 2019
Dr. Ken Parker
President, Missouri Baptist Convention
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Kearney, MO
Apr 17, 2019
Student-led Chapel – Zeru Fitsum Download
Apr 24, 2019
Awards Chapel
May 1, 2019
No Chapel – Finals