An Excellent Christian Liberal Arts College
in Historic Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) is a private Christian university affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, North America’s largest Protestant denomination. Founded in 1858, overlooking the Mississippi River in Mark Twain’s picturesque hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, HLGU has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges for over a decade, ranking third in the nation among Southern Baptist-affiliated schools.

In the Spring semester of 2014, HLGU named Rod D. Martin its Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Government and Entrepreneurship; and in October 2014, the Missouri Baptist Convention elected him to the University’s Board of Trustees.