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Founders Day Celebration with Chapel and Dedication Ceremony Planned for LCU 60th Anniversary

As we celebrate Lubbock Christian University’s 60th anniversary, we recognize that we stand on the shoulders of those founders who boldly stepped out in faith to establish a Christian college in a cotton field.

On September 24, 1957, Dr. F.W. Mattox and 13 full-time faculty members, along with a contingent of dedicated staff members, welcomed the first class of 110 students.

On Friday, September 23, close to that original opening day of classes, LCU will hold a celebration to honor our founders with a special Founders Chapel service and the dedication of the Founders Hall.

Founders Hall will be located in the rotunda of the F. W. Mattox Administration Building.

LCU extends the invitation to founders, their families, and alumni to celebrate with us during chapel, followed by lunch and the dedication ceremony. The full schedule for the day is attached below.

Please contact Shannon Sudduth at or 806-720-7802 for more information or to reserve seats for lunch. For attendees who are not founders or their families, lunch will be $20.  

By all accounts, the founders of LCU were pioneers in the truest sense. Working together, and with God’s amazing blessing, they established the foundation for the university today. LCU is excited to celebrate their tremendous service.