Creative and Economical

Church Facility Solutions for over 23 years

Creative and economical

Church Facility Solutions for over 23 years

Since 1999 McAbee Architects has helped churches with their facility needs, providing creative and economical solutions that enhance church ministry. With over 300 church projects in our history, we are one of the most experienced church architecture firms in the Carolinas and Georgia. Helping you get the most out of your existing or new church building is our passion. We research new ideas and stay up to date on all the latest ministry tools and strategy. Our small, highly experienced professional staff will handle your project personally, ensuring that you are not handed off to different team members along your journey to a better facility.

Who We Are

David McAbee


David McAbee brings 37 years of church design experience to your project. His strong points are helping ministries understand and focus on infrastructure improvements that result in better ministry opportunities, providing options for economical construction and making sure that church buildings are safe and secure for all attendees. David was a state licensed plan reviewer for over 15 years so his knowledge and experience with code compliance is top-notch. David worked for other architectural firms for 14 years before founding McAbee Architects in 1999.

Melissa Guthrie

Vice President

Melissa Guthrie joined the firm in 2002 and brings 22 years of experience to your project. Her attention to detail and creative abilities ensure that you get a beautiful and functional building. She holds architecture certificates in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Why McAbee Architects?


We Know Church Design

We have learned a few things about church design in the last two decades. Most architects have not done enough projects in this unique building type in order to gain the benefits reaped only through practical experience. While we have a long history doing church design, this does not mean we are stuck in the past. Church buildings must change over time to appeal to a younger generation. We attend national church conferences each year in order to learn the latest technology innovations and trends in the church design industry.



Churches are our passion. It is the reason we wake up every morning excited about the opportunity to help another church reach more people for Christ. We want to help you be good stewards of the resources that God has entrusted to you.



For over 2 decades we have built a reputation for excellence and honesty. We are going to tell you what you need to hear, even if it is not what you want to hear about your existing facility.