FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – The Mabee Foundation, founded in 1948 by John and Lottie Mabee to support the work of Christian organizations and educational institutions, among other charitable groups, provided funding for Southwestern’s J.W. MacGorman Chapel, dedicated Dec. 1. The foundation’s donation provided for the  dedication of the Main Stage in the new chapel, which has been funded through gifts from many donors.

Ray Tullius Jr., a Mabee Foundation trustee, says the organization supports the seminary’s ministry and sees the new chapel as an opportunity to carry on the legacy the Mabee’s began.

“The Mabee Foundation is pleased to have participated in funding construction of the MacGorman Chapel, a facility designed to meet the needs of Southwestern and the citizens of Fort Worth.  Its existence will enhance the mission of the seminary and the ministerial development of its students,” Tullius said. “By supporting the efforts of the seminary, the Mabee Foundation continues its long-standing purpose of providing financial aid to Christian religious organizations.”

The Main Stage was dedicated during a ceremony of a daylong dedication event held in the new chapel.