Evangel University

Evangel University

name = Evangel University
motto = Boldly Christian, Unquestionably Academic

established = 1955
type = private Pentecostal liberal arts university
president=Robert Spence
city = Springfield
state = MO
country = USA
campus = 80 acres (911,000 m²)
website = http://www.evangel.edu/

Evangel University is a private liberal arts university located in Springfield, Missouri and has, since its foundation, been affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Evangel College became Evangel University on June 8, 1998. The campus sits on 58.5 acres that were originally part of O'Reilly General Hospital.1 The first President of Evangel was Klaude Kendrick who served from 1955-1958.1 The late Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, father of the 79th United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, was President of the University from 1958-1974. Robert Spence is the current President of the University beginning his leadership in 1974 to the current date.1


Evangel has several sports teams: football men's & women's basketball; men's & women's cross-country, indoor and outdoor track; women's volleyball; men's & women's golf; women's tennis; softball & baseball; and men's & women's cheerleading. Evangel is in the NAIA division and offers sports scholarships. Evangel's mascot is the Crusader. There is a student sponsored Club Soccer Team and several intramural sports (flag football/powder-puff football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer). The Schools competes in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Notable alumni

*Andy Collins (radio)
*Admiral Vern Clark
*Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, United States federal judge for the Northern District of Illinois
*Joey Greco, host of the television series, Cheaters
*Sara Groves, Recording artist
*Ted Dekker, Author
*Beverly Lewis, Author
*Todd Tiahrt, United States Congressman
*Barry Corey, President of Biola University
*George O. Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God


1. http://www.evangel.edu/Library/Archives/FoundingOfEvangel.asp

External links

[http://www.evangel.edu/ Official website]

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