Lincoln Christian University (LCU) will host its annual Founders’ Day celebration on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel Auditorium. LCU will be honoring both the founding principles of this institution of Christian higher education and the people who had the vision and took the action to create it from scratch.
We welcome Dick Wamsley, Senior Minister at Taylorville (IL) Christian Church, as our featured guest speaker. In celebrating LCU’s 69th year providing Christian higher education, Wamsley’s message is entitled "The Best is Yet to Be."
Wamsley earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees at Lincoln Christian University and holds a Master of Science from Eastern Illinois University. Since 1990, he has served in a number of Illinois churches and on various Boards of Directors (including the LCU Board of Trustees as Chairman 1997-99 and the LCU Alumni Association as President in 1992). Wamsley also served for some time at Nebraska Christian College, Papillion, NE, as professor, dean of students, and president.
The Founders’ Day celebration coincides with the weekly undergraduate chapel service, and is open to the public. We invite you to join us!
Founded Lincoln Bible Institute on May 4, 1944, as a place of training for aspiring teachers, LCU has grown over the years into a full-fledged and well-rounded educational institution, offering majors in ministry, missions, Bible, preaching, business, intercultural studies, and more. In 1961, LBI changed its name to Lincoln Christian College (LCC) and the graduate school became Lincoln Christian Seminary (LCS) in 1984. Lincoln Christian College and Seminary (LCCS) changed its name to Lincoln Christian University on September 1, 2009. The same year, the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies was established and began offering the University’s first completely online master's degree. Today, LCU prepares and equips more than 1,000 students to live their mission through three schools – Undergraduate Studies, Adult & Graduate Studies and the Seminary.
LCU is affiliated with independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement). LCU has seen more than 16,000 students pass through its doors, and its alumni have gone on to serve the Lord in all 50 U.S. states and more than 165 countries.