CHARLES E. HAYWORTH SR. MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Welcome to Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel
From The Spire
Worship services at High Point University are held Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:15 p.m. These ecumenical services are scheduled during this time slot for many reasons. Students indicate that the day and time are conducive to their needs and interests as they navigate tests, papers, and the academic week. No Evening Degree classes are held on Wednesdays so the Chapel truly is a place where the whole student body can gather. By not competing with local churches, we are able to utilize their numerous and quality choirs to supplement our own choirs (Chapel Choir PDF), and can encourage students to attend one on the Sabbath. For additional information about some local churches, click here (Local Churches PDF). In addition to the Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Tom Stockton serves as our Bishop in Residence. Bishop Stockton provides invaluable assistance to the campus by offering professional counsel to those preparing for a church vocation, working with students to handle personal problems, relating to concerns of parents, and visiting students in the hospital. The University provides a variety of religious organizations (Campus Groups and Students PDF), and these groups are worthy of your involvement and respect. Last but not least, students find a willing and caring faculty and a competent Student Life Office to support their college experience. Read more from the 2011-12 Chapel Newspaper (Chapel Newspaper PDF)
"Each week, services in the Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel are packed with students, faculty, and staff who commune together in a time of Christian fellowship. Without question or exception, these Chapel services nourish our souls and feed our hearts. Dr. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel, is masterful at leading students and adult volunteers in meaningful worship and in service projects which reach out to our community. These stewards of Christian service stand as examples to the rest of the campus. We are grateful for their commitment to the University, and we give them our full support."
Dr. Nido R. Qubein
"As Bishop-In-Residence, I work with students, parents, administrators, and faculty as the institution seeks to better serve students and honor its responsibilities as a private, church-related university. I also enjoy preaching for Chapel worship services several times each semester. Please know my desire is to be of service to students and parents alike."
Bishop Thomas B. Stockton
"The students and community members who worship in the Chapel at High Point University are an inspiration to me and all who know them. Few universities in America have as vibrant and as well-attended worship services as does ours. I invite you to come and add your name and presence to this continuing legacy. It is truly your Chapel, a place we can all gather as one body in Christ."
Dr. Hal Warlick
Dean of the Chapel
Department of Religion and Philosophy
The Keller Visiting Scholar In Religion Program and Finch Lecture and Religion & Philosophy Department’s Parker-Locke Award PDF
Faculty Profiles PDF