The Foundation for Evangelism supports the Wallace Chappell Lectures at United Methodist seminaries or related institutions to enable the selected institution to bring to its campus a national or international leader in evangelism for a series of inspirational lectures and classroom appearances. The first Wallace Chappell lecture was held at Emory University in April 2002 and was delivered by Dr. James Buskirk, retired pastor of Tulsa First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

These lectures are funded by an endowment gift from The Wallace Chappell Ministries, Inc., through The Foundation for Evangelism in honor of Wallace and Mary Frances Chappell. Wallace Chappell was an effective and distinguished pastor and evangelist serving churches in the Tennessee (1959-1981), Holston and Western North Carolina Conferences.