Chapel at Johnson University Tennessee


Those outside our campus community are welcome to worship and learn with us. Services are livestreamed on Tuesday mornings.


During the school year, the Johnson community gathers on both campuses every Tuesday and Thursday morning for chapel services. Chapel is an opportunity to regularly set all other distractions aside, to focus our collective hearts and minds on Christ, and, by his Spirit, to worship and commune with God as one campus body.

Chapel services include prayer, singing, and a variety of speakers ranging from visiting missionaries, ministers, community leaders, and other special guests to JU’s own faculty, staff, and students.

Date Speaker
January 11 President Smith
January 13 Communion Service
January 18 Bill Wolf, Dean of the Chapel
January 20 Communion Service
January 25 Rachel Grindle, Campus Pastor
January 27 Communion Service
February 1 TBD
February 3 Communion Service
February 8 Pierre Moss (Associate Pastor, Ascend Nashville Church, Nashville, TN)
February 10 Communion Service
February 15 Sam Brown (Pastor, Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Knoxville, TN)
February 17 Communion Service
February 22 Homecoming
February 23 Homecoming
February 24 Homecoming
March 1 TBD
March 3 Communion Service
March 8 Kaleb Mullins (Lead Pastor, West Town Christian Church, Knoxville, TN)
March 10 Communion Service
March 15 Student Revival Week
March 16 Student Revival Week
March 17 Student Revival Week
March 29 Senior Sermon: Drew Tapp
March 30 Abraham Kuruvilla (Professor of Christian Preaching, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY)
March 31 Abraham Kuruvilla (Professor of Christian Preaching, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY)
April 5 Catherlyn Brim (Dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership)
April 7 Communion Service
April 12 Senior Sermon: Emily Hudelson
April 14 Stations of the Cross Service
April 19 TBD
April 21 Founders Day
April 26 Errosthe Chapel
April 28 Awards Chapel



For the purpose of tracking chapel attendance, Johnson University Tennessee uses the iAttended app. Students will scan their student ID before and after each chapel service to receive credit for their attendance. The scans are then manually entered into iAttended within a week of the chapel attended.


Chapel Groups

See below for a variety of group options for this year. Groups meet Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Online Credit Opportunities

Johnson University recognizes that some students are physically unable to attend chapel on campus. Therefore, JU offers four different opportunities for students to earn chapel credit online. To apply to earn credit online, complete this form and submit it to the Chapel Office within the first three weeks of the semester or within two weeks of the chapel service(s) missed.

During the Fall 2021 semester, students in need of chapel credits can earn them by watching the following mediums in the prioritized order they are listed:

JU Chapel Livestream (1 credit per service)
All Tuesday chapel services will be live streamed this semester. If you have missed a Tuesday chapel service, please watch the service recorded on the Livestream before proceeding to the other online chapel credit options.

Bible Project Podcast (1 credit per episode)
The Royal Priest
Family of God
Image of God

RightNow Media Videos
The Book of 1 Peter by Kyle Idleman (2 credits for entire series)
The Israel Story by John Myers (1 credit per 2 episodes)

JU Sermon Archives (1 credit per service)
Jody Owens (October 3, 2013)
Aaron Wright (September 22, 2015)
Chris Battle (March 29, 2016)
Julianna Zoch (February 14, 2017)
Jim Hart (October 11, 2018)
Daryl Arnold (October 25, 2018)
Dominique Lee (November 15, 2018)
Taylor Brown (September 17, 2019)
Bill Wolf (January 15, 2020)
Chrystal Brown (February 4, 2021)

Upon the approval of your application, please complete the following steps to receive credit:

  • Watch/listen to the video, podcast, or service you have chosen.
  • In a word document or in the body of an email, summarize each video, podcast, or service you have watched in 150 words or more by answering the following questions:
    • What was the service order?
    • What was the primary theme of the message or service?
    • What were the stories told, Scriptures cited, or things done in the service that supported or developed that theme?
    • How might the theme relate to you and your life situation?
  • Submit your summary to the chapel teaching assistant .