Campus Ministry

Chowan's commitment to a real world, Christian education incorporates the missional work of Campus Ministry.

Welcome to Campus Ministry

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

Spiritual Life

The Campus Ministry Team, led by Rev. Mari Wiles and Rev. Drew Phillips, gives students incredible opportunities to grow spiritually through worship and service alike.

  • Campus Worship calls the Chowan community together for authentic Christian fellowship that balances biblical relevance and reverence!
  • Instruments of Praise, Chowan's popular gospel choir, is a student-led ministry grounded on Bible study, prayer, and spreading God's word through song.
  • E3 is a ministry that provides weekly times of worship, prayer and praise.
  • Mimes of God (M.O.G.) allows students to minister through miming on campus and in the community.
  • Daughters of the Most High is a praise dance team that shares their love of dance to communicate God's love to all.
  • Ministry Chaplains are 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.
  • Community Hall Bible Studies provide a small group atmosphere to equip students to become disciples of Jesus Christ and live out the Great Commission.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) huddle is recognized by the national organization for fellowship and Bible study. FCA is geared to student-athletes, but all are welcome!
  • International Justice Mission (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.
  • Mission Experiences give students the opportunity to share God’s love through local, national, and global service projects.
  • 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.


The Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) Scholarship is available for students who have a call into ministry. 

Mission Opportunities

Winter Break Mission

December 12-15 - Red Springs/Lumberton, NC. Flood relief mission. 

Spring Break

March 10-14, 2019 - Red Springs/Lumberton, NC. Serving in areas of poverty.

Summer Break Mission

May 12-22, 2019Door of Hope. Johannesburg, South Africa. Ministry with abandoned babies/construction of Village.

Campus Ministry Staff

Rev. Mari E. Wiles
Minister to the University; Associate Dean of Students