Ross-Ellis Center
for Arts & Ministry

World-class events in a Midwest College setting.

The Ross-Ellis Center for Arts and Ministry is home to our Fine Arts and Worship Ministry programs. The $8.5 million structure was completed in 2018 and is the largest building project in the history of Barclay College. Funds were raised through generous pledges and donations.

The building is approximately 26,000 square feet, with the main auditorium seating 580 people. Other rooms include a recital hall seating 125 people, a rehearsal hall seating 70-80 people and two classrooms with movable walls seating 60 students each. Aside from the larger rooms, there are four practice rooms, a piano lab, vocal lab, dressing rooms and offices.

The Ross-Ellis Center is seeing daily use from a large part of the campus population. Our first musical in The Ross-Ellis Center, “Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, was a huge success with three performances of over 1,500 people in attendance.

8.5 Million


through pledges and donations
to complete construction.