Spiritual Life at Limestone

Adamah Christian Leadership at Limestone is funded by a generous gift from former Limestone Trustee, Robert A. Dobson III and his wife, Beth. Mr. Dobson was an attorney and had a very successful professional career. However, he described himself as a “lukewarm” Christian for a significant portion of his life. After several encounters with persons who were successful professionals and devout Christians, and whose lives were a witness to the salvation and meaning to be found in Christ, he experienced a drastic transformation and spiritual renewal. He committed himself to sharing the good news of God’s love through a variety of local, national, and international missions. He believed the strength necessary to live a full and meaningful life is to be found through practicing the beliefs and following the example of Jesus Christ. His desire was to use the resources he was blessed with to help assist students at Limestone also experience this.

As an unashamedly faith-based institution with a proud Christian heritage, Limestone—through the support and leadership of the University Chaplain, offers students the opportunity to explore and/or attend to their spiritual development as an integral part of their college experience. Consistent with our pledge to respect the rich diversity of values, cultures, and backgrounds students bring to our campus, and our commitment to both promote and embody openness, honesty, tolerance, and mutual respect, our campus ministry services are offered respectfully and freely.

University Chaplain

While the title Chaplain originated as a designation for a priest or minister who had charge of a chapel, the term now applies to the position of one charged with attending to the religious and/or spiritual needs of an institution and its members. Chaplains serve the military, hospitals, prisons, colleges, universities, and increasingly some companies and corporations. Openness, tolerance, and respect for diversity are values inherent in the profession.

To that end the Chaplain at Limestone works to promote a religious environment consistent with the non-sectarian, founding values of our institution and offers:

  • counsel, support, and encouragement to students, faculty, and staff
  • comfort, assistance, and support in times of crisis and tragedy
  • assistance in connecting with local congregations
  • occasions for reflection and dialogue on issues of tolerance and ethical behavior
  • opportunities for involvement in community service projects
  • opportunities for engagement in international missions 

The Chaplain’s Office is located on the top floor of the Curtis Building in office #141.

(864) 488-8274

Open Chapel
You will receive a notice of days and times each week when the Chapel is available for quiet meditation, study, or discussion/spiritual guidance from ADAMAH leaders or the Chaplain.


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ADAMAH is the Hebrew word for soil, as in ground that is good for growing and becoming rooted. Our intent is to grow roots of faith that lead to new heights in Christ.

Find a Faith Community

Rock Solid Community Church
507A Windslow Avenue Gaffney, SC 29341
Service times: 
Sunday 10:30am

Kirby Church 
512 Chandler Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340
Service times:
Sunday 9am & 10:45am
Wednesday Evening 6:30pm

First Baptist
200 N Limestone St., Gaffney, SC 29340
Service times:
Sunday 8:30am & 11:00am


Encounter Church
1905 N. Limestone St. Gaffney, SC 29340
Service time:
Sunday 10:00am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
205 Sams St., Gaffney, SC 29340
Service times: 
Sunday 9:00am English & 11:00am Spanish