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Evangel University
Motto Boldly Christian, Unquestionably Academic
Established 1955
Type private Pentecostal liberal arts university
President Dr. Robert H. Spence
Location Springfield, MO, USA
Campus 80 acres (911,000 m²)

Evangel University is the national Assemblies of God university of arts, sciences and professions in Springfield, Missouri. Evangel College was renamed Evangel University on June 8, 1998. The campus sits on 80 acres (320,000 m2) 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. Dr. Robert H. Spence is the current President of the University, beginning his leadership in 1974.[1]



Evangel University has 10 academic departments, offering over 100 majors for undergraduates. There is also a Graduate Studies program and a Professional Studies program. Undergraduate departments include the following:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education, Recreation and Exercise Science
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology

Graduate programs include the following:

  • Education
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology
  • School Counseling

Student Life

1,850 students attend Evangel University. They come from 49 states and 20 countries.[2] There are more than 40 student clubs and organizations at Evangel. Each year more than 80 percent of Evangel students are involved in at least one campus activity outside of athletics and music. Evangel is primarily a residential campus, with most students living in one of six residence halls: Spence Hall, Walther Hall, Scott Hall, Krause Hall, Burgess Hall or Lewis Hall. The Perkin Apartments are available for married student housing.


Evangel has intercollegiate sports teams for men in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross-country and golf (there is also club-level soccer for men). Women have volleyball, basketball, softball, track and field, cross-country, tennis and golf. Evangel is part of the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Notable alumni


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