Articles via LeTourneau University

October 19th, 2019

Working for God: The Story of R. G. LeTourneau and the University He Founded

A fresh telling of the story of R. G. LeTourneau, the engineering genius who designed and built the giant earth-moving machines that helped win WW II and built the highway infrastructure of America--and founded an engineering school that today is the premier Christian polytechnic university...

February 6th, 2019

Excellence at Work

February is Black History Month, and it's difficult not to consider the impact Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has had on our culture for the good. But beyond his magnificent "I Have a Dream" speech and his monumental  "Letter from Birmingham Jail," he gave wise advice to a small audience in...

December 3rd, 2018

Legendary Partnership Between George Bush and R.G. LeTourneau

One of the most daring ventures in the oil exploration industry was the development of the first moveable, off-shore drilling rig by R.G. LeTourneau for George Bush's Zapata Oil Company in the early 1950s. What was labeled impossible was daily fare for R.G. LeTourneau’s genius-level...

May 29th, 2018

Take Your Pastor to Work--and Lunch

Did you know that most pastors would like to visit their member’s workplaces? According to our research, 98% would visit if invited. You can be a big help to your pastors by taking them to work—and to lunch. Ninety-three percent of pastors believe it’s important to help people integrate...

April 11th, 2018

Called to Be a Pilot- Erik Franks '09

First Officer Eric Franks feels called by God to be a pilot and used by God to get people to where He wants them to be. Erik graduated in 2009 from LeTourneau University with a degree in professional flight and works for Hong Kong Airlines.  Conversations in the cockpit often drift toward...

January 12th, 2018

Alumni Spotlight

Our Alumni Spotlight highlights ordinary people doing extraordinary work for the Kingdom of God.  We're asking alumni to do an interview online so we can get unfiltered answers to the following questions: 1. How do you show your faith in your workplace? 2. What challenges does your faith...

Channel(s): Alumni Corner
October 15th, 2017

Building Houses for God's Glory | Merle and Dave Stoltzfus

David and Merle Stoltzfus take Psalm 127 very personally as residential developers in eastern Pennsylvania.  Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. (Psalm 127:1)  But they don't just build structures, they build communities. Because they believe that...

October 3rd, 2017

Made to Create | Nate Saint, Inventor of the Pack 'n Play

If you have babies or grand-babies, chances are you've thanked God for products created by Nate Saint--such as the Pack 'n Play.  Nate grew up in a deeply religious family. His uncle and namesake was one of the missionary martyrs killed by the Auca Indians in South America with Jim Elliot...

September 8th, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom Podcasts

Our new podcasts are perfect to download and listen to on your commute. Be sure to subscribe to our channel on Sound Cloud as well as our channel on iTunes Podcasts. Here's the first Podcast in the series: Taking Faith to Work. 

August 3rd, 2017

Give it Up To the Lord- But Don't Give Up

Before Phil Burks' company revolutionized communication for first responders, God revolutionized how Phil saw his work as a business leader. Phil Burks, CEO of the Genesis group, explained to the students and faculty at LeTourneau University, the difference between giving...