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The University Church of Christ: A Brief History
by David Baird, Elder

The University Church of Christ had its origin in late February 1970. Intending to establish a local presence prior to the construction of the new campus of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College, five to six families gathered for worship services in the basement of the Los Angeles County Court House on Civic Center Way in Malibu. The following year, the congregation held its worship assembly in the court chambers on the first floor, converting the basement into classrooms.

Among the pioneers of the new fellowship were the families of Bill Banowsky, Bill Brown, Ansel Buchanan, Bob Gilliam, Walter Glass, Grover Goyne, Dude Higgins, Jerry Hudson, Norman Hughes, John Nicks, Ken Perrin, Edward Rockey, Jere Yates, and Norvel Young.

In the fall of 1972, the University Church moved to the new campus of Pepperdine University, holding Sunday services in the just-completed Elkins Auditorium. When construction on Stauffer Chapel was finished the next fall, assemblies were often held there, especially during the summer. For most of the 1990s, both facilities were utilized by the congregation in two separate Sunday assemblies. Currently, the University Church holds services for 300 to 390 worshippers in Elkins Auditorium each Sunday morning and student-led worship in Stauffer Chapel each Sunday evening. Small Bible study groups meet during the week in members’ homes, and the Campus Ministry hosts “Collide” every Wednesday night. With a building fund of more than $1 million, the congregation looks forward to constructing a worship center on the campus of the University. In the meantime, the church utilizes the newly remodeled Elkins Auditorium that seats 400 members and guests, and it also uses new church staff offices constructed adjacent to Elkins at the very center of campus.
Campus Ministry Mission and Vision
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Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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7 Manna Food Bank Donation Day
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 8:00am -12:30pm
Donations of oil, coffee, sugar, canned and paper ...

Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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11 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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14 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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18 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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21 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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25 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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28 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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31 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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