Built in 1972, the Earl C Hargrove Chapel is LCU’s most iconic building. Its four pillars represent our four overarching goals:
- Acts 5:29 – “‘We must obey God rather than men.’” As our first president, Earl Hargrove, said, “[Pray] that we will not cooperate or compromise when the Gospel is at stake.”
- Matthew 28:18-20 – “‘Make disciples of all nations.’” The Great Commission is our great commitment.
- Ephesians 4:11-12 – “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” We are a priesthood of believers, and we believe that every person—regardless of job title, education, or personal background—has a mission in God’s great plan.
- 2 Corinthians 10:5 – “We . . . take every thought captive to obey Christ.” Scholarship should be in service to the Kingdom.
Directly outside the front doors is the statue of the Divine Servant, Jesus washing Simon Peter’s feet. Inside, you’ll find a spacious lobby, which opens into the auditorium. The auditorium seats over a thousand people in three wide rows of pews as well as a two-story balcony. Besides the lobby and auditorium, the Chapel holds classrooms and faculty offices and houses the Worship Ministries Department and Student Counseling and Consultation Center.