Chapel Videos

In addition to the videos below, you can watch chapel live or visit our YouTube page for a full chapel video archive.

Morning Chapel: Spring 2018

  • Jon Wallace, DBA: Jan. 8th, 2018

    As president of APU, Wallace’s entrepreneurial approach to scholarship advances APU’s mission to train students for lives of Christian service. Prioritizing spiritual, intellectual and social growth, he perpetuates a legacy of comprehensive higher education.

  • University Passage: Woody Morwood, D.Min.: Jan. 10th, 2018

    Woody Morwood, D.Min.: APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood has been involved in student ministries for over 20 years. He cares about student relationships with God, the Word, and the people within his community. In his desire to be a lifelong learner, Morwood earned his doctor of ministry degree at APU.

  • Brenda Salter McNeil D.Min: Jan 12th, 2018

    Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where she also directs the Reconciliation Studies program. She is the author of several books, including Roadmap to Reconciliation (2016) and A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (2008).

  • Coba Canales Discipleship Ministries: Jan 17th, 2018

    As associate campus pastor for discipleship, Coba Canales is an APU alumnus and holds a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has served in the local church, parachurch, and university setting, including a year as director of diversity programs at Vanguard University. He loves working on ministry teams and has a passion for seeing every student transformed through intentional discipleship alongside peers and mentors.

  • Shino Simmons, Ph.D: Jan 19, 2019

    APU's Dean of Students, Simons brings years of experience in various areas of student life. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Claremont Graduate University.

  • Shino Simmons, Ph.D: Jan 19, 2019

    APU's Dean of Students, Simons brings years of experience in various areas of student life. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Claremont Graduate University.

  • University Practice: Ta'Tyana Leonard, M.Div.: Jan. 22nd, 2018

    APU’s associate pastor of preaching and spiritual programming, Leonard is an ordained pastor in the Assemblies of God. A former softball pitcher at Oregon State University, Leonard has an M.A. in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Talbot School of Theology and M.Div. equivalency from APU Seminary. Before coming to APU, Leonard was director of ministries for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is the author of Beyond the Mirror: Seeing Yourself the Way God Sees You.

  • Albert Tate: Jan 24, 2018

    An APU board of trustee member, Tate is the founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, a Gospel-Centered, Multi-Ethnic and Intergenerational church. From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Pearl, Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Albert Tate has been preaching the Gospel to people of all ages and races for many years.

  • Albert Tate: Jan 24, 2018

    An APU board of trustee member, Tate is the founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, a Gospel-Centered, Multi-Ethnic and Intergenerational church. From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Pearl, Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Albert Tate has been preaching the Gospel to people of all ages and races for many years.

  • Lynsi and Sean Ellingson: Jan. 26th, 2018

    Lynsi and Sean Ellingson cofounded the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation, an organization with a mission to free people from enslavement to any people or substances. Lynsi also serves as CEO of In n Out Burger.

  • Academic Chapel

    This chapel is a partnership between APU’s various schools, the Office of Chapel Programs, and the Campus Pastors Office. Students will attend a Chapel location based on their major. Undeclared majors are encouraged to pick school based on their interests.

  • University Passage: Woody Morwood: Jan 31st, 2018

    Woody Morwood, D.Min.: APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood has been involved in student ministries for over 20 years. He cares about student relationships with God, the Word, and the people within his community. In his desire to be a lifelong learner, Morwood earned his doctor of ministry degree at APU.

  • Efrem Smith: February 5th, 2018

    Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. Following several years as President and CEO of World Impact, in summer 2017 Smith transitioned into his current role as co-lead pastor of Bayside Church of Midtown in Sacramento, CA. He is the author of several books, most recently Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God.

  • Bobby Duke: Feb 7th, 2018

    The Dean of the School of Theology and Azusa Pacific Seminary, Duke's academic expertise is in Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism. Duke is active in many community engagement initiatives, and he is especially passionate about living out the gospel through work in the foster care system.

  • International Worship Celebration: Feb 9, 2018

    This service will provide an opportunity for multicultural worship led by the students and staff of international chapel.

  • February 12th, 2018: Relationship Focus

    Led by the campus pastors team, this chapel will focus on encouraging students to steward their relationships in light of the gospel.

  • Ash Wednesday: Feb 2, 2018

    A rich tradition in Wesleyan, Orthodox, and Catholic churches, Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. In this chapel, students will reflect on their own mortality and repentance in preparation for the Lenten season. Students will have the opportunity to receive ashes.

  • Terry Franson, Ph.D.

    One of the most decorated coaches in NAIA history, Franson established a premiere, small college track and field program at APU throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He currently serves as APU’s Senior Vice President for Student Life.

  • SL Value Series: Diversity; Soong-Chan Rah, Ph.D.

    Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and the author of The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody, 2010); Prophetic Lament (IVP Books, 2015); co-author of Forgive Us (Zondervan, 2014); and Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016). He holds a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Th.D. from Duke University. Soong-Chan and his wife Sue and their two children, Annah and Elijah live in Chicago.

  • SL Value Series: Diversity; Brenda Bertrand: Feb 21, 2018

    Bertand has a diverse background that includes cross-cultural teaching in China, pastoral work, consulting and public affairs. She has an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister.

  • SL Value Series: Diversity; Aaron Hinojosa, M.Ed.: Feb 23rd, 2018

    The executive director of APU’s Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity, Hinojosa is an APU alumnus and holds an M.Ed. from University of Southern California.

  • SGA Election: Feb 26th, 2018

    This chapel will feature students running for student government office at APU.

  • Common Day of Learning

    Students will get chapel credit for attending the hour-long plenary session of Common Day of Learning. Please be advised that this week is still a 3-chapel requirement week.

  • Stephen Martin, M.M.: March 2nd 2018

    Stephen Martin serves as an assistant professor and director for the music & worship academic programs in the College of Music and the Arts, teaching courses in worship arts leadership, music technology, arranging, and orchestration. He is passionate about preparing students for leadership in worship and the arts.

  • University Practice: Ta'Tyana Leonard, M.Div.

    APU’s associate pastor of preaching and spiritual programming, Leonard is an ordained pastor in the Assemblies of God. A former softball pitcher at Oregon State University, Leonard has an M.A. in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Talbot School of Theology and M.Div. equivalency from APU Seminary. Before coming to APU, Leonard was director of ministries for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is the author of Beyond the Mirror: Seeing Yourself the Way God Sees You.

  • University Passage: Woody Morwood, D.Min.

    Woody Morwood, D.Min.: APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood has been involved in student ministries for over 20 years. He cares about student relationships with God, the Word, and the people within his community. In his desire to be a lifelong learner, Morwood earned his doctor of ministry degree at APU.

  • Tara Beth Leach, M.Div.

    Senior pastor of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene (PazNaz), Leach has an M.Div. from Northern Theological Seminary. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, she is the author of Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry.

  • SL Value Series: Wellness; Ray Lozano

    A certified Prevention Specialist in the state of California, Ray Lozano is an educator, performer, and advocate passionate about equipping students with the tools to make healthy choices around drugs and alcohol from a perspective of faith.

  • SL Value Series: Wellness; Elaine Richardson, Ph.D.

    Richardson serves as Executive Director of the Office of Women's Development at APU. She also served as a staff psychologist at APU’s University Counseling Center. In addition to teaching on campus, she conducts seminars and workshops on women’s issues, empowering women for success, faith and domestic violence, African-American college students, and professional ethics.

  • SL Values Series: Wellness; Keith Hall Ed.D: March 23rd, 2018

    Executive director of APU’s Undergraduate Academic Success Center, Hall holds a doctorate of education from Pepperdine University. Previously the director of multicultural affairs at Lipscomb University, Hall brings a background in psychology, leadership, ministry, and chaplaincy to APU.

  • Jen Grafias, M.Div.

    Jenn is the program director for Vocāre, a 5-Year BA to MA in Pastoral Studies, and she oversees ministry-focused mentoring for undergraduates, and women-in-ministry initiatives in the Center for Vocational Ministry at APU. She is also the chaplain to Azusa Pacific Seminary students. Jenn is an ordained minister in the ECO denomination, an alum of APU (B.A. ’00), and an adjunct faculty member in the APU School of Theology’s Department of Practical Theology. She has an MDiv from Princeton Seminary and is working on her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at Duke Divinity School. She has pastoral leadership experience in church ministry and campus ministry. She is a frequent guest preacher and retreat speaker.

  • Holy Week Chapel

    This chapel will reflect on the events of Holy Week and the closing of the season of Lent.

  • Easter Celebration

    This chapel will celebrate Christ’s victory over death and commemorate the season of Easter. The focus will be on Christ’s resurrection with the hope and forgiveness this brings God’s people.

  • Peg Campbell

    The Chair of APU's Board of Trustees, Peggy Campbell has been with Ambassador Agency since 1977. She is also a member of the National Religious Broadcasters board, serving as the organization’s treasurer, and has previously served on the board of MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers).

  • Adelita Garza

    Adelita Garza is lead pastor of both the Spanish and English congregations at Puente de Vida (Bridge of Life) Church in Santa Paula, CA. She is passionate about seeing the lost come to Jesus and working toward the unity of the church. She received a BA in church leadership at Bethany College and an MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary.

  • University Passage: Woody Morwood, D.Min.

    Woody Morwood, D.Min.: APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood has been involved in student ministries for over 20 years. He cares about student relationships with God, the Word, and the people within his community. In his desire to be a lifelong learner, Morwood earned his doctor of ministry degree at APU.

  • Jon Wallace, DBA

    As president of APU, Wallace’s entrepreneurial approach to scholarship advances APU’s mission to train students for lives of Christian service. Prioritizing spiritual, intellectual and social growth, he perpetuates a legacy of comprehensive higher education.

  • Francis Chan: April 16th, 2018

    Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Multiply. Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco area and recently launched a countrywide discipleship movement called Multiply.

  • Last Lecture Series: April 23, 2018

    Last Lecture Series chapels have been set aside for APU faculty members to present a compelling message to the student body. They present as if this were their last opportunity to address the student body.

  • YES Chapel: April 27th, 2018

    Because of the hustle and bustle of finals, moving out, and for some commencement, rejoicing is often overlooked. The Year End Surprise Chapel (YES Chapel) allows APU students to rejoice creatively over what has taken place during the school year. Arrive early for best seating.