Truett McConnel University recently received a $3 million gift to endow a faculty chair, Dr. Charles F. Stanley, Chair of Theology, and fund the Global Impact Center.
The Global Impact Center will be in Miller Hall, the building which serves as the centerpiece of the TMU campus.
According to a press release, this is the second-largest gift in the school’s 76-year history and the first of its kind for the purpose of endowing a faculty chair
“This gift and the naming of this Chair of Theology could not have honored anyone more fitting. His ministry has modeled the bold proclamation of scripture so visibly, so practically, so consistently, and so globally, and to this day stands on a rock-solid theological foundation,” Anthony George, a trustee at TMU and pastor of First Baptist Atlanta said in a press release.
Dr. Stanley’s theological pilgrimage started with a childhood rooted in Pentecostalism. At 16 years old he joined a Southern Baptist Church in his hometown of Danville, Virginia. Stanley embraced the Baptist qualities and devoted his life to interpreting Biblical doctrines in the Baptist tradition. He served as president of the Southern Baptist Church from 1984 to 1986.
Truett McConnell University is a private Baptist university in Cleveland, Georgia.