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About the Chapel

About Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel

The Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel was purposely located between the academic and residential areas of the campus and bordering 23rd Street. It stands as a symbol of the enduring Methodist commitment to the joining of knowledge, vital piety, and service to the world. The Chapel was named for Bishop W. Angie Smith who served as the Methodist Bishop of Oklahoma and New Mexico from 1944-1968.

Famed MIT architect Pietro Belluschi, perhaps best known for the MetLife Building in New York City, brought his extensive experience in designing churches to this signature structure. Reid and Associates, architectural firm, detailed the plans and supervised the construction. Its spire rises 151 feet over the sanctuary whose ceiling soars to the equivalent height of an eight story building. The sanctuary seats up to 600 and boasts a magnificent 70 rank Holtkamp organ enhanced by excellent acoustics. The building’s striking beauty and unique four-gabled design houses the weekly Chapel worship service. Bishop Smith Chapel is also home to The Wesley Center and the Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University.