FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Paige and Dorothy Patterson, current president and first lady of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be honored for their 11 years of service in similar roles at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on October 14. Southeastern’s newest building addition will be named Paige and Dorothy Patterson Hall.

During Patterson’s leadership, Southeastern experienced record student enrollment on campus as well as a pristine passion for evangelism among students and faculty.  Because of Patterson’s commitment to expository preaching, Bailey Smith’s Real Evangelism Conference is scheduled to coincide with the building dedication.

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About Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Seminary celebrates its centennial in 2008. Since its founding, the seminary has trained and sent out over 40,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. In 1908, B.H. Carroll established the seminary on the campus of Baylor University. It was moved to its current location on Seminary Hill in Fort Worth in 1910 and was placed under the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. Paige Patterson was elected as the eighth president of the seminary in 2003.