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R.R. Hodges Chapel Restoration Campaign

A chapel is not merely a building; it is a sanctuary of faith, a place where hearts are transformed, where souls are uplifted, and where the presence of God is tangibly felt.

Dr. Carson Castleman
MVNU President

The Time is Now — 1988

Following years of delays to focus on "more pressing matters," on March 3, 1988, ground was broken to start the construction of the R.R. Hodges Chapel and Fine Arts Building. By that time, over $4.2 million was raised or pledged for The Time is Now campaign.

"The Chapel groundbreaking reaffirmed the College’s commitment to ‘education for the whole person’ — including sound, challenging academics, room and encouragement for social growth, and the nurturing of the spiritual side of each student. It was a time which marked the College’s ‘coming of age.’' — from Coming of Age, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1968-1993, @1994.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Chapel

The Time is Now — 2024

Together, we can continue the legacy established by the construction of the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium made possible by generous donations from Nazarene churches; faithful Nazarenes, founding members of administration, faculty, and staff; alumni; and friends of MVNC.

By investing in the replacement of the seats and carpet in the Chapel, you are supporting the spiritual formation of our students, equipping them with the foundation of faith that will guide them throughout their lives.

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