Thomas Kilgore Jr. Chapel of the Cross

In the same vein of Rev. Thomas Kilgore Jr.’s communal ministry and civil rights activism, USC’s Kilgore Chapel is a dedicated Christian space of unity and positive community impact. The chapel provides a worship atmosphere for Christian fellowships to gather, worship, and collaborate. We hope this chapel will bless our campus and the surrounding community.

Kilgore Chapel is a spiritual hub for the Christian community and offers space for worship, prayer and creativity.  If you have any questions about Kilgore Chapel, please contact USC’s Christian Life Team at kilgorechapel@gmail.com.

 


When can I use Kilgore Chapel?

7am-12pm –  Open devotional space. Please stop by Kilgore for your morning devotional. Short group prayer sessions are also allowed at this time.

12pm – 11pm – 
 Reservable space for Christian fellowships – check Kilgore’s reservation calendar for availability. The chapel can be reserved by registered USC Christian clubs by completing our reservation form.

Please Note: Must be a USC recognized Christian club to reserve Kilgore Chapel

 


 

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Rev. Thomas Kilgore Jr.
“He was always on the cutting edge of blending spirituality and community involvement; he knew that to be spiritual meant you had to have a positive impact on making this a better community,” said the Rev. William Epps, who succeeded Kilgore as senior pastor of the Second Baptist Church, the oldest African-American Baptist church in Los Angeles. Kilgore served as pastor of that congregation for 22 years and was a past president of the American Baptist Convention. Kilgore served as an adviser to three USC presidents – Hubbard, Zumberge and Sample. He was active in civil rights work throughout his adult life and maintained a long friendship with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family.

Obituary 1998