Growing up without a father in the home, Willie Briscoe started Hope Leadership Academy, a ministry that helps youth break the cycles of divorce, poverty, and hopelessness.
“Singleness is a gift.” I had heard it one million times. I was lonely and I was afraid I would be single forever. I felt like my feelings were invalid or uncalled for because I was ungrateful for this “gift.”
Mark Wassmer and Matt Montell have a desire to serve communities by bringing health, wellness, and play to children — especially those from the poorest and most disadvantaged backgrounds.
Watch the PLNU Concert Choir perform Wene Wedwa, a traditional Zulu song that translates to "You Alone." Arranged by Daniel Jackson and filmed on the beautiful campus of PLNU.
My childhood was as dizzying, backwards, and upside down as Alice spiraling down the rabbit hole. Always in fight-or-flight mode, I never found equilibrium.
This year's Spring Break Build project was structurally larger than anything PLNU or our partners had attempted before: a 50 x 48 foot multi-purpose room on the property of Primero Iglesia del Nazareno in Tecate, Mexico.
In 1976, a group of 14 PLNU students asked themselves questions that still resonate today: How can we challenge the status quo without destroying the system? How can we speak our truth and not be expelled from school?
The campus was adorned in perfectly hued forest green and sunset gold while students and staff rallied and celebrated the truly victorious season that had come to an end. What a run.
The LJWL Book & Bake Sale sale became a special event – a place where students could gather, browse, enjoy a pastry, and expand their personal libraries.
For Lindsey Lupo, growing up in the golden age of hip-hop meant a view into the power behind lyrics, stories, and speaking up about injustice – a perspective she now brings to her students at PLNU.