A Campus of Evangel University


James River Leadership Campus (JRLC) of Evangel University is where students can receive the same academic excellence of Evangel’s main campus while gaining hands-on leadership experience at one of the top 100 largest churches in America. JRLC hand-picks professors from Evangel to teach on site at our campus, so students can have a seamless experience of academics, practicums, spiritual development, and student life at James River Church.

About Evangel University

Located in Springfield, MO – Evangel University is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to become Spirit-empowered servants of God who impact the Church and society globally.

Boldly Christian,
Unquestionably Academic


Evangel is simply “Boldly Christian, Unquestionably Academic.” From their deep integration of faith into campus life, to their challenging yet rewarding academic focus. Evangel University prepares students to live lives of purpose.

Offering Over 100 Programs

Evangel University offers over 100 academic programs that our students can seamlessly transition into after graduating from JRLC. It is the variety of degrees offered that allows our student to plan their academic journey for virtually any career path.

Accredited Through the
Higher Learning Commission


Through Evangel, JRLC’s academic program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Christian Affiliation
of Evangel University

Evangel University and James River Church are affiliated with Assemblies of God. Our commitment to the integration of faith, learning, and life is meant to attract students from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds, so there is no requirement for students to share our affiliation in becoming students.

Access to the Evangel Campus

Not only do JRLC students have access to the facilities of our campus, students also have access to the facilities of Evangel University. Such as their academic library, student portal, and sporting centers.

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A Campus of Evangel University