Notable LBU Alumni

Since LBU began in 1973, there have been many men and women, from all over the world, who have excelled in their given fields of expertise. These are just a few of our many notable alumni.

Paul Chappel

Dr. Paul Chappel serves as Pastor of the Lancaster Baptist Church as well as president of West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster California. Dr. Chappell came to Lancaster in 1986 with a vision to build a great soul winning church and a bible college to train Christian workers. Today West Coast Baptist College sits on a 61-acre campus and is one of the fastest growing Bible colleges in America.

Bob Cornuke

Bob Cornuke president, Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (BASE). He is often called the “Real Indiana Jones.” Bob has appeared on CBS, NBC, MSNBC, 700 Club and Fox Television’s “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.” His searches include the Holy Land, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. Look for his new books published by Tyndale. He is an adjunct speaker at LBU.

Keidra Hobley

Keidra H. Hobley, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, trainer and life coach. Kedra is a dynamic speaker and is a favorite in our LBU workshops. She says, “It is our mission to develop people’s potential to help them to fulfill their purpose. It is our desire that everyone in our sphere of influence will know their calling, walk in it boldly and be used for the Kingdom and Glory of God.”

Randall Kitchens

Randall E. Kitchens is a 2001 graduate of LBU. He earned his PhD in Psychology and Christian Counseling. Dr. Kitchens was the keynote speaker at the 2019 LBU Commencement Ceremony and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree. He has faithfully served our country as an Air Force Chaplain since 1992. In 2020, he rose to the rank of Brigadier General and is serving as the Deputy Chief of Chaplains for the Department of the Air Force’s Air Force and Space Force at The Pentagon.

Chuck Missler

Chuck Missler, who went to be with the Lord in 2018, was a prolific author, and sought after prophecy speaker. Dr. Missler was the founder and past president of Koinonia House Ministries. He was one of the world’s authorities on “End Time Prophecy.” Dr. Missler was also a Naval Academy graduate who quickly rose to the upper ranks of the corporate world as CEO of several international high-tech corporations. He combined a background in intelligence, cryptanalysis and informational sciences with over 40 years of Biblical teaching and research.

Adrienne Southworth

Adrienne Southworth is a State Senator for Kentucky’s seventh district. The Senator is a 2006 graduate of Louisiana Baptist University. With a B.A. from LBU she was admitted to the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law, where she is currently pursuing her J.D. She previously served as the Kentucky Lt. Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff before securing her state senate seat in 2020.

Dr. Mark Conn


Mark Conn is the Vice President of LBU and divides his time between Shreveport and the picturesque Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. With a career spanning over three decades in higher education, Mark has helped shape the minds and hearts of countless ministry students. His teaching portfolio encompasses a range of subjects, including Bible studies, Biblical Prophecy, Christian Ministry, Cultural Engagement, and Pastoral Studies. One of his foremost passions lies in guiding students to wrestle with the authentic message of the Bible, steering them away from interpretations based in cultural tradition. Mark is a sought-after contributor to various international publications, as well as radio programs and podcasts. His insights span an array of topics, from biblical prophecy to the intricate interplay between faith and culture, and even the enigmatic supernatural aspects within the pages of the Bible. In addition to his work in education, he has dedicated a significant portion of his career to church revitalization. Over the years he has worked with churches of various sizes and cultural settings to help them overcome challenges and reinvigorate their congregations. As a consultant in church revitalization, he has helped churches identify their strengths and weaknesses, develop strategies for growth, and implement effective outreach programs. He believes God’s desire is for every church to thrive, and he is committed to helping them fulfill the Great Commission. Beyond his professional endeavors, Mark boasts a diverse range of interests including writing, technology, cooking, old car restomodding, overlanding in a modified Jeep WJ, and embraces the title of a “coffee snob.”

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