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    Thomas J. Boyd Chapel


    Community Worship Services

    Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Sundays: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    A chief aim of Shaw University is to provide an educational setting where religion and learning go hand in hand and where character grows with knowledge. The mission of the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel is to create an environment where a student's religious commitment can be enhanced and authenticated. 

    Students are exposed to Christian doctrine while delving into the meaning of the Holy Scripture. The Chapel also helps students face issues confronting them during various stages in their growth and development.

    The Chapel serves as an integrating force, offering a perspective which brings together academic, social and spiritual development. 


    Meet the Chaplain

    Rev. Gerald L. Thomas, Ph.D.

    Rev. Gerald Lamont Thomas, Ph.D. serves as the University Chaplain and Associate Professor of Preaching in the Divinity School. 

    A native of Ohio, Dr. Thomas is the author of the book "African American Preaching: Contributions of Gardner C. Taylor."  Dr. Thomas served as Senior Pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for over thirty years, before being called to serve as the spiritual leader of the historic Thomas J. Boyd Chapel.