Mission of the University Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy at Akamai University is committed to the spiritual development of all community members including students, staff, faculty and administration. The Chaplains at Akamai University seek to facilitate the growth of the total person towards a mature loving relationship with God, others, their self, and Godís creation in its entirety. The chaplaincy focuses on biblical reflection, prayerful advocacy, spiritual disciplines, counselling, selfless service to community, stewardship, witnessing and the maintenance of positive attitudes and ethical behaviors./p>
Bios of University Chaplains
Rt. Rev. Dr. Harvey Menden
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Harvey Menden is ordained through holy orders within the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He is the Bishop of the Synod of Georgia, USA. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Menden is on the LEPC/GCEPC denominational Board of Advisors. As a bi-vocational clergy member he has held ordained leader servant positions in the church as a Deacon, Priest and Bishop. Religious research interests include the field of Apologetics. Apologetics means ďA theological science which has for its purpose the explanation and defense of the Christian religion.Ē Dr. Mendenís doctoral research was titled ďLeveraging Apologetics for Successful Evangelism.Ē Dr. Mendenís religious education includes an M.T.S. from Agape Seminary, D.Min. from CBCS, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Southwest Bible College and Seminary.
Rev. Charles E. Sigmon, Jr
The Rev. Charles E. Sigmon, Jr. is ordained through holy orders within the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He is a bi-vocational clergy member and a retired attorney. Rev. Sigmon has provided service to the Lordís people as a deacon then a minister. Rev. Sigmonís education includes a B.A. from the University of Tennessee and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. In addition, Rev. Sigmon is continuing his religious studies through Concordia Theological Institute. Rev. Sigmon has adopted 2 Corinthians 1:4 as his ministry verse: "He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us."
Chaplaincy Online Links
Campus Crusade for Christ
Colson Center for Christian Worldview
The Pocket Testament League
Spiritual Science Bible Site
Book of Mormon