Fort Bragg offers religious services for a variety of worshipers. The chapels these services are held in are just as varied as the services themselves. For a full list of religious services, you can check out page C4.
All American Chapel
Opened in 2013, the All American Chapel sits on Ardennes Street next to the 82nd Airborne Division Museum. The chapel is 22,600 square feet and can hold about 600 people. Catholic and Protestant services are both held in this building that was dedicated by Lt. Gen. Daniel Allyn.
Stained glass windows inside the chapel commemorate the 82nd Abn. Div.’s history.
Main Post Chapel
If you’ve seen pictures of a church at Fort Bragg, it is probably of the Main Post Chapel. Located on Jackson Street next to the Main Post Parade Field, this church was completed in March 1934. The stained glass windows were added in 1945. A breezeway was built in 1964. Catholic masses and protestant services are available in this church. Situated in the Normandy neighborhood, the stucco walls and large steeple make a focal point for those who are looking for the beauty in buildings at Fort Bragg.
Pope Chapel/Annex
Pope Chapel is located on Ethridge Street at Pope Army Airfield. Bilingual Catholic services are held there on Sundays. Buddhist services are held at the chapel every third Saturday of the month and Islamic services are held there as well.
Religious education is also held at the Pope Chapel. Soldiers and their Families can attend various religious programs and classes. For more information, visit www.mybaseguide.com/army/63-609-18516.
WAMC Chapel
A chapel is inside Womack Army Medical Center that provides Catholic and Protestant services. Bible studies and weekly meetings of Protestant Women of the Chapel are held on Wednesdays.
Airborne Artillery Memorial Chapel
Airborne Artillery Memorial Chapel is located on Ardennes Street. Renovations to the church have recently been made and the church reopened for services June 4. AAMC has a weekly Bible study on Wednesday evenings, and retreats are occasionally held for the congregation.
Division Memorial Chapel
DMC is located on Bastogne. The Fort Bragg chapter of Chapel Next meets here.
JFK Memorial Chapel
Located on Zabitosky Road and Ardennes Street, John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel is in the middle of the Special Warfare Center and School part of post. Stained glass windows on the inside are dedicated to Special Forces Soldiers. A monument given to Special Forces from John Wayne can also be seen here.
Wood Memorial Chapel
This church is also located on Ardennes Street and hosts the Wood Memorial Chapel Gospel Congregation. The mission of the WMCGC is to “lead people to Jesus Christ bringing them to a lifestyle of worship, nurturing them through fellowship and equipping them for active ministry for the kingdom of God.” Information about the congregation can be found on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/woodmemorialgospelcongregation/.
Watters Center for Family Life
The Watters Center for Family Life is located on the corner of Randolph and Knox streets and is open Monday through Friday. They host Jewish and Wiccan services. They also provide counseling and marriage programs. Religious activities can be scheduled at the center through unit chaplains.
These chapels are all active currently at Fort Bragg for those searching for religious services. Two historic chapels are also a part of life at Fort Bragg, and I’ll be talking about those next week.
If you have any questions about worship services or education, contact the Fort Bragg pastoral coordinator, Chaplain (Maj.) Jeff Masengale at 396-7618, jeffery.c.masengale.mil@mail.mil, or on Facebook: Fort Bragg RSO.