Chapel schedule for spring features diverse speakers

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Chapel draws a large crowd to GCU Arena on Monday mornings. (Photo by Darryl Webb)

Chapel draws a large crowd to GCU Arena on Monday mornings. (Photo by Darryl Webb)

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A diverse array of speakers — including four new ones — highlights the Chapel schedule for the spring semester at Grand Canyon University.

Three of the newcomers have a background in athletics.

Oye Waddell of New City Church, scheduled to speak on Jan. 23, is a former University of Washington football player who is executive director of Hustle PHX, a ministry he founded in 2013 to mentor entrepreneurs.

Emma Tautolo, who follows a week later, played volleyball at UCLA. She is the associate campus director for Athletes in Action at Arizona State University.

Luke Simmons of Redemption Church, scheduled for Feb. 13, played baseball at the University of Illinois.

The final newcomer is Noe Garcia of North Phoenix Baptist Church. He is scheduled to speak on March 6.

The three returning speakers from outside GCU are Dustin Tappan of Christ’s Church of the Valley, Riccardo Stewart of Redemption Church and Kent DelHousaye of Bethany Bible Church.

Chapel begins at 11:15 a.m. Mondays through April 3 in GCU Arena except for three times this semester when classes are not in session: Jan. 16, Feb. 20 and March 20. Chapel generally includes 15 minutes of spiritual music by one of the all-student Chapel bands and a 30-minute talk by the guest speaker.

Students also have the opportunity to attend The Gathering at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Antelope Gym. It follows a similar format and usually features speakers from GCU.


Jan. 9 — Brian Mueller, GCU president

Jan. 16 — off (Martin Luther King Day)

Jan. 23 — Oye Waddell, New City Church

Jan. 30 — Emma Tautolo, Athletes in Action

Feb. 6 — Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU pastor and dean of students

Feb. 13 — Luke Simmons, Redemption Church

Feb. 20 — off (Presidents Day)

Feb. 27 — Dustin Tappan, Christ’s Church of the Valley

March 6 — Noe Garcia, North Phoenix Baptist Church

March 13 — Riccardo Stewart, Redemption Church

March 20 — off (spring break)

March 27 — Kent DelHousaye, Bethany Bible Church

April 3 — Last Chapel of academic year


Jan. 10 — Worship Night

Jan. 17 — Blake Small

Jan. 24 — Danielle Rinnier

Jan. 31 — Cory Tubbs

Feb. 7 — Worship Night

Feb. 14 — Bikonzi Moise

Feb. 21 — Njenga Maina

Feb. 28 — Tim Griffin

March 7 — Worship Night

March 14 — Jenny McFarlane

March 21 — off (spring break)

March 28 — Senior Night


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