The purpose of chapel is to bring together the entire campus in a shared spiritually enriching hour that allows students collectively to be challenged to explore the depths of God’s truth and love. While Chapel is most often structured as a worship service, the purpose of Chapel is somewhat different from the systematic spiritual development students receive from their local church. And thus, Chapel is purposefully designed never to take the place of a local church in a student’s life.

Students’ attendance in chapel is required because, within
our Christian framework, we believe that all teaching of truth must be built on a foundation of God’s truth. As the study of chemistry cannot be completed from a textbook alone, the study of God’s truth also needs a “laboratory” for experiencing and understanding, for it is not enough to study the Bible without having exposure to the worship of God and an opportunity to understand the relationship offered to us in Christ.

Spring Chapel 2021

Because of Covid-19 group-size limitations, chapel will not meet as planned during the spring 2021 semester.  Chapel will be offered in a weekly video format.  Because of this change to adjust to Covid-19 precautions, chapel will not be required during this semester. Please view the weekly chapels on our Chapel Blog.

Spring 2021 Chapel Schedule
Jan. 12 Barrett Jones
COVID-19 Physician
Belhaven Graduate
Jan. 19 Anne Huffman
Los Angeles, California
Jan. 26 Joy Mosely
Dorector, Government Affairs
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
Feb. 2 Ramez Atallah
President, Bible Society of Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Feb. 9  Les Parrott
Author, Healthy Me, Healthy Us
Seattle, Washington
Feb. 16 Leighton Ford
President, Leighton Ford Ministries
Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb. 23 Ajith Fernando
Youth for Christ
Columbo, Sri Lanka
March 2 Ronnie Agnew
President, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jackson, Mississippi
March 9 Scott Castleman
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Belhaven Board Member
March 16 Doug Birdsall
Honorary Co-Chair of the Lausanne Movement
Boston, Massachusetts
March 23 Clarence Gilyard
Actor, Professor of Theatre, UNLV
Las Vegas, Nevada
March 30 Billy Kim
President, Far East Broadcasting Company
Seoul, Korea
April 6 David Bricker
President, Jews for Jesus
San Francisco, California
April 13 Bob Doll
Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen
Princeton, New Jersey
April 20 Ligon Duncan
Chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary
Orlando, Charlotte, Jackson, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, DC, Houston



  • Chapel #1 - 9:35 - 10:30 am
  • Chapel #2 - 11:00 - 11:55 am


  • All Services are held in the Center for the Arts.


  • Dr. Roger Parrott, President
  • Mr. Scott Little, Chapel Coordinator
  • Rev. Doug Eltzroth, Music Coordinator
  • Mr. Frank Dolansky, Media Coordinator

Previous Chapel services are available to watch on the Chapel blog.


View additional important chapel information (PDF).