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 2016

  • Jim Miller: Jan 22, 2016

    The senior pastor of Glenkirk Church in Glendora, Miller is the author of God Scent and Hardwired. He frequently speaks at camps, conferences, and schools and holds a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Staley Lecture Series: Eugene Cho: Jan 25, 2016

    Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as the founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue. Cho is the author of Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? Cho holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Staley Lecture Series: Eugene Cho: Jan 27, 2016

    Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as the founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue. Cho is the author of Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? Cho holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Katie Quesada: Jan 29, 2016

    Pastor of Student and Family Ministries at Fellowship Monrovia, Quesada has a degree from Vanguard University and is working on her M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary.

  • Focus: Local Engagement: Jeff Carr: Feb 1, 2016

    An ordained Nazarene pastor, Carr was the Chief Operating Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Previously Carr served in the Administration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, first as the Deputy Mayor for Gang Reduction and Youth Development and then later as the Mayer’s Chief of Staff. Carr is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University.

  • Focus: Local Engagement: Bianca Juarez Olthoff: Feb 3, 2016

    A popular writer and speaker, Juarez Olthoff is the chief storyteller for The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. A21 exists to abolish injustice in the 21st century through a comprehensive system achieving preventative measures to help potential victims evade trafficking, victim protection through our shelters and aftercare program, prosecution of violators, and strategic partnership.

  • Focus: Local Engagement: Robert "Bobby" Duke: Feb 5, 2016

    Interim Dean at APU’s School of Theology and Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Duke is an expert in Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism. Duke holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an active promoter of foster care.

  • Academic Chapel: Feb 8, 2016

    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.

  • Ash Wednesday: Feb 10, 2016

    A rich tradition in Protestant, 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.

  • Focus: Relationship: Khristi Adams: Feb 15, 2016

    Former associate campus pastor at APU, Adams is an author, pastor, youth advocate and filmmaker. She is the author of the book The Misinterpreted Gospel of Singleness: a cultural critique of myths surrounding singleness in the Christian community. She is currently the Protestant Chaplain at Georgetown University Law Center. Adams is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Church and holds an M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Focus: Relationship: Jim Burns: Feb 17, 2016

    The president of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University, Burns speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. His books include Faith Conversations for Families, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Burns is an APU alumni and holds a Ph.D. from Greenwich School of Theology in South Africa. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • September Vaudrey: Feb 19, 2016

    The author of forthcoming Colors of Goodbye: A Memoir of Holding On, Letting Go, and Reclaiming Joy in the Wake of Loss, Vaudrey is a writer and on staff at Willow Creek Community Church. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • Discipleship Chapel: Coba Canales: Feb 22, 2016

    As associate campus pastor for discipleship, 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.

  • University Passage Chapel: Feb 24, 2016

    APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood been involved in student ministries for 18 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 at APU.

  • SGA Election Chapel: Feb 26, 2016

    Hear from your student body government candidates.

  • Focus: Wellness: Tony Kriz: Feb 29, 2016

    Author and speaker, Kriz has a doctor of ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox University. He teaches in colleges and universities around the country on topics of authentic faith, spiritual formation, cultural integration, cross-spiritual communication, and sacred friendship. He is the author of ALOOF and Neighbors and Wise Men.

  • Focus: Wellness: Tara Owens: Mar 2, 2016

    The author of Embracing the Body: Finding God in our Flesh and Bone, Owens is a certified spiritual director and the founder of Anam Cara Ministries. She holds M.A. in Theological studies and Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary and teaches in the Benedictine Spiritual formation program at Benet Pines Monastery.

  • Focus: Wellness: Catherine Heinlein Mar 4, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Nursing at APU, Heinlein has degrees in leadership, nursing, and nutrition and is a certified diabetes educator. She holds an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from University of La Verne. She currently serves as the director for the short-term study abroad India program. She developed the school’s minor in nutrition which offers a variety of courses from fundamentals in nutrition to complementary and alternative therapies. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • University Practice: Discernment: Brenda Bertrand: March 14, 2016

    Assistant Campus Pastor for spring 2016, 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.

  • University Passage Chapel : March 16, 2016

    APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood been involved in student ministries for 18 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 at APU.

  • Jon Wallace: March 18, 2016

    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.

  • Keith Hall: March 21, 2016

    Director of APU’s Noel Strengths Academy, Hall holds an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University and a M.S. from Tennessee State University. Hall has previously been a pastor and chaplain to juveniles in the criminal justice system.

  • Holy Week Chapel: March 23, 2016

    This chapel will celebrate Christ’s victory over death and commemorate day four of the forty days of Easter. The focus will be on Christ’s resurrection with the hope and forgiveness this brings God’s people. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • Easter Chapel: March 30, 2016

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

  • Diversity: Christena Cleveland: April 4th, 2016

    Cleveland is a social psychologist with a hopeful passion for reconciling across cultural divisions. She is the first Associate Professor of the Practice of Reconciliation at Duke University’s Divinity School where she is also the faculty director of Duke’s Center for Reconciliation. A graduate of Dartmouth College Cleveland holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • Focus: Diversity: Aaron Hinojosa: April 6th, 2016

    The director of APU’s Center for Student Reconciliation and Diversity, Hinojosa is an APU alumnus and holds a M.S. in student affairs from University of Southern California. This chapel will include the celebration of Communion led by APU campus pastors. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • Focus: Diversity: Kimberly B. W. Denu: April 8th, 2016

    Professor in sociology and social work at APU, Denu also serves as special advisor to the president and provost. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Florida and has published in the areas of African-American issues, women and family matters, welfare reform, and international relations. She is also an ordained minister. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • Spiritual Practice: Discernment - Brenda Bertrand: April 11th, 2016

    Assistant Campus Pastor for spring 2016, 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. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • University Passage Chapel (Deuteronomy 6 and Mark 12:28-34): Woody Morwood: April 13th, 2016

    APU’s lead campus pastor, Morwood been involved in student ministries for 18 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 at APU. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.

  • Cheryl Crawford: April 18, 2016

    With a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary, Crawford is associate professor of practical theology at APU. She is an expert in adolescent development, youth ministry, and practical theology. She has written and presented on a variety of topics pertaining to the impact of mentoring on middle to late adolescents.

  • Adelita Garza: April 20, 2016

    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 her M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary.

  • Tommy Walker: April 15, 2016

    Special musical guest Tommy Walker will be highlighting his recent Generations Hymns recording. Walker is the worship pastor at Christian Assembly in Eagle Rock, and has written over 200 worship songs.

  • Student Speaks: April 22, 2016

    Hear from your peers as they share their touching testimonials and relevant messages from their personal spiritual journeys.

  • Renewal Chapel: April 27, 2016

    This chapel will focus on spiritual renewal, giving students space to reflect on what God is doing in their lives. Check out our channel for more chapel's and other videos.