About Us

Our History

On December 18, 1987, Ty Bollinger and Trent Hampton met for the first time to formally discuss an idea. Both men felt an unfulfilled need in their college lives. On the way home for Christmas Break, the two spoke of the possibility of starting a new fraternity. Over that Christmas Break, much planning was done, and much of the groundwork was laid during the next semester. On Monday morning, January 18, 1988, at 2:45 A.M, the two founding fathers coined the name Philos Kruxos Xristos, which means brotherhood centered Christ. The very first meeting, which originally consisted of 12 men, was held on Tuesday, January 26, 1988 in the Hankamer school of Business basement. Over the course of the next three months, several meetings were held with the Director of Student Activities to organize the charter and constitution of the newly born fraternity. Soon thereafter the men saw the official birth of Phi Kappa Chi when on April 21, 1988, a charter was granted. It was the fastest charter that had even been granted to a fraternity at Baylor.


The purpose shall be to unify this fraternity through the love of Christ while building a strong sense of self identity and character with a group of friends, through community service, Christian fellowship, and physical and academic discipline. This fraternity will strive to maintain encouragement and comfort while urging our brothers to live lives worthy of God.


“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well, because you become so dear to us.”

Charter Members

  • Phil Baugh
  • Ty Bollinger
  • Barry Brake
  • Danny Cannon
  • Brett Carr
  • Chris Cobb
  • Charles Durrett
  • Mike Gleghorn
  • Trent Hampton
  • Derek Herrington
  • Trey Hellums
  • Ricky Hines
  • Randy James
  • Craig Jessen
  • Ernest Jones
  • Chris Mercer
  • Brent Morgan
  • John Riffe
  • Blair Rogers
  • Derek Rude
  • David Shacklett
  • Chris Willis
  • Steve Willis
  • Rob Winter
  • Jeff Yates
  • Dean Yeck


  1. We believe that there is one God, existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  2. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miraculous works, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.
  3. We believe that the Bible is the divine word of God and that it is the wholly authoritative text in our lives.
  4. We believe that humanity was created in the image of God, but sin separated us eternally from God. But God, while we were still sinners, sent His own son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins on the cross. Thus, by grace alone and by faith alone, we are reconciled to God if we believe and trust in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  5. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, that He works miraculous regeneration of new life in believers, and seals us for the day of redemption; that He lives inside of us as believers and enables to us to live godly and courageous lives for God.
  6. We believe that sin separates us from God entirely. Although we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, we do not support the growth and expansion of sin, according to the Word of God, in the lives of our members.
  7. We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. That His return will be personal, visible, and glorious, and a hope to all believers.