With a community like IWU, students are never without someone to pray with. But everyone needs time with God one-on-one, to pause from a hectic schedule to ask for God’s blessings, mercy and forgiveness. The Williams Prayer Chapel came from the vision of IWU professors Wilbur and Ardelia Williams, who wanted a place for students to experience solitude with the Lord. Blending design with biblical allusions, the light shining through the stained glass windows paints the perfect scene for prayer. Guests are welcome and encouraged to record their prayers in the journal near the entrance of the Chapel.
Williams Prayer Chapel is located toward the northwest corner of campus. It is south of Burns Hall, east of Noggle Christian Ministries Center, and west of Jackson Library. From the intersection of South Washington and East 38th Streets, travel south one block on South Washington and turn into the large Elder and Burns Hall parking lot on the left (east). Walk through the Elder Hall main entrance and out the campus entrance. Williams Chapel is due south and visible directly ahead. It is also visible between Noggle Christian Ministries Center and Goodman Hall as you drive south on Washington Street.
There is no parking adjacent to Williams Prayer Chapel, but it is within easy walking distance of the parking lot just north of Burns Hall and Elder Hall. This lot is accessible from South Washington Street, between East 39th and 40th Streets.