"Every student on the campus of Lubbock Christian University will quickly learn that we believe in the truth that God is the eternal creator, Jesus is the only way to the Father, and that every person working here will try their best to model the life of Jesus." –Dr. L. Ken Jones
In 1992, Dr. L. Ken Jones began his service as the fifth president of the university. During his time as president, Dr. Jones led in the sale of the Hancock Farm to the City of Lubbock which formed LCU’s first significant endowment. He saw the potential for growth and created an admissions team that led the university to record growth that exceeded 2,000 by the end of his term as CEO in 2012. His early years as president saw the technological transformation of the campus from a few individual computer stations to a campus-wide network and a university web presence.
The Cardwell Welcome Center, the on-campus student apartments, the Rip Griffin Center, and the Ling Center for Academic Achievement were funded and built during his tenure. He initiated the transformation of the field house into the Rhodes/Perrin Recreation Center and concluded the construction of the Mabee Nursing and Mathematics building. Dr. Jones guided the creation of the LCU Foundation whose first significant project was the attraction of a $10 million gift from the Talkington Foundation and a partnership with Covenant School of Nursing for the construction of a new building for a cooperative nursing program.
Dr. Jones was known on campus for his emphasis on prayer; he called faculty, staff, students, and trustees into focused prayer for the University. During his presidency, he came to be widely known for his ability to encourage others in their leadership skills, traveling nationally to speak in leadership seminars, something he has continued to do in his role as Chancellor since 2011. Throughout his presidency he continued to serve interim preaching roles when called upon to do so. He was assigned the additional title of President of the LCU Foundation in 2014.