Dallas Theological Seminary celebrated God's gracious provision today in a groundbreaking ceremony that launches a major construction project that will see the construction of the Administrative and Global Learning Center and the interior renovations of both Stearns and Davidson Halls. In addition to the offices for the administration the new structure will include the Global Learning Center to house advanced video and audio production studios for online courses, video podcasts, and video conferencing to deliver theological training worldwide.
With the DTS Board as well as dozens of faculty, students, and staff in attendance, Chancellor Charles Swindoll and President Mark Bailey spoke of the Lord's faithfulness to the Seminary since it was established in 1924. Thanks to the generosity and vision of DTS supporters, the upcoming campus construction project will serve a new generation of students as they train to become godly servant-leaders.
The Administration and Global Learning Center will be named in honor of Joan and Andy Horner, longtime friends and ardent supporters of the Seminary. It will serve as the focal point of the redesigned entry to campus from Apple Street.
The Horners founded their direct service company, Premier Designs, in 1985 based on biblical principles. Their mission was to serve their employees and clients and use the company's profits to support ministries around the world. Joan went to be with the Lord in December 2010. Andy continues to impact countless lives through his generosity to ministries, missions, and charities in the U.S. and 63 other countries.
Construction on the Administration and Global Learning Center and renovations to Davidson Hall and Stearns Hall will be a multi-year process. Architectural plans are still being finalized, but preliminary designs were recently released and a rendering by the architect, Corgan Associates, is below.
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