Campus Ministry

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Together We Serve

At Chowan, we’re all in this together, and you’ll be part of a community committed to your success. You’ll find that “Faith in Your Future” is more than a motto here. It’s a value that underscores everything we do. Our Christian faith is what motivates us—so we can help you discover all that you’re meant to be. Let’s do this—together!

Come as you are, with a readiness to understand more about the incredible plans God has for you.
Rev Wiles

Ignite your spirit.

Campus Ministry at Chowan University is a pastoral mission, which covenants to honor God and edify the University community while sharing the light and truth of God’s salvation by:

  • Modeling the ethics of Jesus Christ
  • Rendering grace-filled pastoral care and crisis management
  • Promoting justice and unity as local and global Gospel citizens
  • Nurturing relationships among the University family, and
  • Helping others seek, meet, and follow God


Wednesday Night Worship calls the Chowan community together for authentic Christian fellowship that balances biblical relevance and reverence!

Chowan’s popular gospel choir, is a student-led ministry grounded on Bible study, prayer, and spreading God’s word through song.

M.O.G. allows students to minister through miming on campus and in the community.

A praise dance team that shares their love of dance to communicate God’s love to all.

Upperclassmen who live and serve in freshmen residence halls  and in Whites Crossing to help bring a presence of Christ to the daily lives of first-year students.

Provide a small group atmosphere to equip students to become disciples of Jesus Christ and live out the Great Commission.

A ministry to have a peer chaplain on each team.

IJM is an international ministry aimed at educating and engaging students in the brokenness of the world.  Our chapter is bringing global awareness to the university.

Chowan Cares, an annual week long event in November, Campus Ministry encourages students to be mindful, thankful, and serve. Students are challenged to consider ways that groups and organizations (classes, clubs, ministries, fraternities/sororities, departments, teams) can help the greater community by serving others and are emboldened to carry those ideas out.

Campus Ministry’s annual Share the Well Week, typically in February, students are invited to engage with the gospel story found in John chapter 4. In this chapter, Jesus offers “living water” to a woman he encounters at the well. With this theme of living water, students were given the opportunity to “share the well” by serving others, engaging in self-reflection, and learning from alumni.

The Campus Ministry Team can help students choose from dozens of churches in the area. There is a variety of Christian denominations represented in eastern North Carolina.

An endowed annual lecture series, the Heritage Lectures were established by Dr. and Mrs. Hargus Taylor and Chowan University. They focus on religious personalities and movements as contributors to our understanding of our Judaeo-Christian Heritage.

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Campus Ministry

Share the light

LOCAL OUTREACH gives students a chance to demonstrate kindness and concern for people in our community through initiatives like poverty alleviation and disaster relief.

INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS take students, staff, and faculty to places like Cuba and South Africa for hands-on service projects like construction or children’s ministry.

Cuba Mission Trip 2023
Cuba Trip
Africa Mission Trip
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Cape Town South Africa
El Salvador Mission Trip
El Savador Mission Trip
Rev. Mari Wiles Minister to the University;
Associate Dean of Students

A message from the Campus Minister:

There are a lot of discoveries to be made in college. Most will discover new passions within the classroom that can turn into careers. Many will discover new levels of competition on the field and on the court. Some will discover soul mates, life partners, and lifelong friends. The prayer of Campus
Ministry is that you will discover that God is absolutely crazy about you and is wanting to be in a relationship with you that will transform you, inspire you and call you to serve God and others.

Campus Ministry offers a space of grace as you make these discoveries. We provide student-led ministries for you to have opportunities of service, worship, community, and fellowship. We hope that no matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you will be open to God taking you to the next level. Come discover God, the ways of God and God’s people, and the transforming love God through Campus Ministry!


Meet the 2023-24 Campus Ministry Chaplains.

2023-2024 Ministry Chaplains
Campus Ministry

Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA)

Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) Scholarships are available to deserving students preparing for Christian vocational service. Thanks to endowed scholarships and gifts, the CCSA has provided scholarship funding for students preparing for ministry since its inception in 2004.

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