For nearly 175 years, Chowan has been a Christian-based institution, but we have not had a dedicated building to worship Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Our mission of providing a Christ-centered education has encouraged our Board of Trustees to approve fundraising for the Chowan University Worship Center. The Worship Center will be the most important building we ever erect on campus. It will be a place that is inviting to the students, where they can worship, pray, sing, and praise our Lord. It will be a place where we can introduce Jesus to students and baptize new Christians.
The new building is beautifully designed to be the focal point of our Christian heritage and teachings for the next 100 years. I am sharing some of the architectural renderings of how the Worship Center will appear. The building will be next to McDowell Columns and will overlook Squirrel Park. There are still many details to be completed but we hope to start construction in the fall of 2021. I hope that you are encouraged by our focus on our Christian heritage and the new Worship Center.