Accent on Christian Faith

The Campus Christian Center (CCC) offers several programs through which it both emphasizes the distinctive Christian identity of Berea College and leads the College to accomplish this major facet of its mission.

The Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lectureship in Religion

In the fall semester each year, the Campus Christian Center offers The Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lectureship in Religion. The Center invites notable and accomplished ministers, speakers and/or theologians to deliver this lecture. The Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lecture occurs as a convocation.  The CCC has offered the Hampel Lecture in Religion since 1987, through the generous support of John E. and Ruth Pister Hampel. In 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Hampel donated funds for an endowment to support this lectureship, which became the Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lecture in Religion. The Hampels gave this gift with the hope and prayer that this program will effectively continue “to emphasize the College’s long term influence in the field of religion.”

We are pleased to announce our 2022 speaker:  Rev. Dr. Andrew Hart.  Rev. Hart, a theology professor, Church anti-racism leader and social change practitioner will speak at our September 29, 2022 Convocation.  More information can be found here.