LCU celebrates 69 years at Founders’ Day – May 7
May 4, 2013, 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 the founding principles of this institution of Christian higher education and the founders themselves.
Dick Wamsley, Senior Minister at Taylorville (IL) Christian Church will be the 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!
The institution was founded Lincoln Bible Institute on May 4, 1944, as a place to train preachers, Christian teachers and other Christian workers. Today, LCU has grown to three schools; the School of Undergraduate Studies, Lincoln Christian Seminary and Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies. LCU also offers classes at extension sites in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as in Peoria and Normal, Illinois. Many degree programs can be completed completely or partially online. Degree opportunities include various associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a doctorate. Areas of study include vocational church ministry, business, psychology, counseling, intercultural studies, and others. In 1961, LBI changed its name to Lincoln Christian College, which was changed again in 1984 to Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. In conjunction with her 65th anniversary in 2009 the name became Lincoln Christian University. Today, in keeping with the founders’ vision, LCU prepares and equips more than 1,000 students to live their mission
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.