ABOUT US

Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel has maintained a legacy of leadership and service to the community. A strong commitment to religious life at Howard University places it alongside the University of Chicago and Princeton University as one of America’s first three universities to name a Dean of the Chapel.

Legacy

Since its inception in 1894, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel has been the nexus of Howard University’s religious life. The Chapel’s enduring legacy reflects the University’s centrality to meaningful and sustained improvements in the life of the African American community.

Tied to this rich legacy is the roster of alumni who as leaders continue to significantly impact the political, social, economic and spiritual realities of local, national and international communities. The Chapel preserves and celebrates the African American spiritual and religious heritage, which forms the cornerstone of its historic legacy.

Dr. Howard W. Thurman

Dr. Howard W. Thurman
Term of Service:
(1931-1944)

Dr. Daniel G. Hill

Dr. Daniel G. Hill
Term of Service:
(1945-1958)

Dr. Evans E. Crawford

Dr. Evans E. Crawford
Dean Emeritus

Term of Service:
(1958-1993)

Dr. Bernard L. Richardson

Dr. Bernard L. Richardson
Term of Service: (1993-Present)