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Evangel University is a Christian University in Springfield, MO

How will you use your life?

The College Tour

Evangel was recently featured on The College Tour, a streaming series that highlights universities across the US through the unique stories of students and alumni! You can watch EU’s episode of The College Tour on Amazon Prime, RokuTV, or at the link below!

Jachin “Yaya” Like

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX

“Evangel has been phenomenal and instrumental in my growth as a student and as a person. Being able to balance work with football, theatre performances, and class has always been a struggle, but the professors at Evangel want their students to be successful and have helped me succeed.”

Raelin Lakatos

Hometown: Mt. Vernon, M

“Evangel has equipped me with several amazing opportunities to grow as both a storyteller and an aspiring professional. Because of these experiences, I know I will be an effective communicator for Christ!”

President Mike Rakes


Dr. Mike Rakes serves as the fifth president of Evangel University with his wife, Pastor Darla Rakes, by his side. Dr. Rakes is a graduate of Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is committed to developing compassionate innovators here at Evangel who are equipped and trained to make an impact in the world.