The foundation for the LCC Memorial Chapel began with a telephone call from renowned entrepreneur Harland Stonecipher to LCC Senior Pastor Mickey Keith. Harland and Shirley Stonecipher were long-time members of Pastor Keith’s congregation. It was Pastor Keith who provided spiritual solace when the Stoneciphers lost their son, Brent; daughter-in-law, Tina; and granddaughter, Nikki in a plane crash in 2005.
The telephone call between Mr. Stonecipher and Pastor Keith began the discussion about the building of a new facility for the LCC and along with it a memorial chapel that would be dedicated to lost children.
Harland and Shirley Stonecipher, who founded Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (now LegalShield), had both come to realize there was one way through their grief. As Mr. Stonecipher once said, “The only way you can relieve your pain is by helping others who are in pain.”
To that end, Harland and Shirley Stonecipher provided the financial resources to build both the new LCC facility and the adjoining LCC Memorial Chapel. Mr. Stonecipher played an important role in the design and construction of both the new LCC facility and the LLC Memorial Chapel. Unfortunately, he died on November 10, 2014, just prior to the project completion.
By design and purpose, the LCC Memorial Chapel was not named in dedication to anyone. Once asked about this, Shirley Stonecipher pointed to the children depicted in the stained glass window and said, “Here is the dedication.”