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Reach Records

The University of Mobile exists to produce graduates grounded in the Christian worldview, centered on Christ, submitted to the Word of God, and engaging the World. In keeping with the stated mission of the institution, the purpose of chapel is to offer students well-planned programs providing for Christian growth and maturation.

President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI)

Offered every fall and spring semester, Chapel services are held on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in Ram Hall. Undergraduate students who are enrolled in 12 or more hours are to attend a minimum of 10 chapel services each semester.

Students attending fewer than 10 chapel services during a semester will receive communication concerning chapel attendance accountability and will be expected to attend 10 chapels during the following semester in addition to the number of chapel services missed the prior semester. Following this warning, attending fewer than 10 chapel services during a following semester will result in a student being placed on University probation. Students on probation are expected to attend 10 chapels during a semester in addition to the number of chapel services missed the prior semester and are not allowed to hold leadership positions (Student Life Leadership, Residential Life, Athletics, Intramurals, SGA, Ensembles, etc.) Those on probation for more than two semesters will face the possibility of suspension from the University for one semester.

Chapel attendance exemptions and reductions are available for students who are student teaching, commuters taking Tuesday/Thursday classes only, studying abroad, meeting full-time internship requirements, or taking clinicals. A chapel attendance exemption/ reduction form is due by September 5 (fall) and January 30 (spring) each semester. Graduate Students and Adult and Professional Studies students are exempt from chapel.

For more information about chapel requirements, please contact Chase Alford at (251) 442-2202 or

The chapel exemption link is on MyUM, in the first portlet of the Home-Student page.


Author, “Love Does”
Lawyer, Humanitarian, Honorary Consul to Uganda


8/21: Dr. Smith
President of University of Mobile
8/22: Dr. Smith
8/28: Trillia Newbell
Author, Speaker, and Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention
8/29: Rob Jackson 
Executive Director of the Institute for Global Leadership and Associate Professor of Christian Studies at University of Mobile
9/4: Nathan Creitz
Founding Pastor of City Life Church, Queens, NY
9/5: Nathan Creitz
9/11: Hannah Brencher
Writer, TED Speaker, and Online Educator
9/12: Hannah Brencher
9/18: Michele Rigby Assad
Author, Speaker, and Former CIA Intelligence Officer and Counterterrorism Specialist
9/19: Michele Rigby Assad
9/25: Heiden Ratner
Senior Pastor of WALK Church in Las Vegas, NV
9/26: Heiden Ratner
10/2: Missions Emphasis
Embracing a kingdom mindset for global academic programs
10/9: Dan Darling
Vice President for Communications at the ERLC
10/10: Dustin Bruce
Associate Vice President for Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
10/16: Tony Merida
Founding Pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC and Visiting Professor of Homiletics and Culture
10/17: Tony Merida
10/23: Adam Greenway
Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
10/24: Adam Greenway
10/30: John Stokes
Career Military Officer
10/31: John Stokes
11/6: Josh Taylor
Assistant Vice President for Marketing Creative Services and Assistant Instructor of Christian Studies
11/7: Blake Newsome
Senior Pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, AL
11/13: Doug Wilson
Dean of the Office for Global Engagement and Professor of Christian Studies
11/14: Jay Robertson
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies and Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Crawford Baptist Church, Mobile, AL
11/27: Chris Bell
Lead Pastor at 3Circle Church, Fairhope, AL
11/28: Chris Bell

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College & Youth Director,
Open Doors USA