The Wesley Foundation of Wichita Falls serves college students studying at Midwestern State University and Vernon College in historic Wichita Falls, Texas.
Functioning as the Methodist student union, we exist to promote spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellness so that students can experience the love of God and respond to it.
With opportunities to explore and internalize the Christian faith that some students encounter for the first time while others question it for the first time, our distinct Methodist approach values each student as a unique, whole person growing in many different ways throughout their university years.
From providing Bible studies to service opportunities to trips to the food pantry to events promoting emotional and racial healing, we welcome all students wherever they are and hope to make their years at college a little easier - especially when they're far from home.
Rev. Marcus Jones is a native of Dallas, Texas, and proud alum of Huston-Tillotson University. He has a B.A. in Business Management and a Master of Divinity degree in Black Church Studies from Perkins School of Theology at SMU.
He is a published writer, with articles relating to Church, pop culture, Christianity, religion and hip-hop. His focus is helping people see the healthy balance between religious and secular engagement in hip-hop and arts. When he is not reading books, he is writing for his blog, The Informed Scholar.
While all of these things are great, there is nothing he is more proud of than being a father to his two sons, and a dedicated and faithful husband to his wife. His life goal is to become a bridge of love and information, leading and guiding people from one side to the other as they cross his path!
BY THE NUMBERS
3,000+ - the number of meals served to students in one school year through weekly free lunch.
Eight student leaders gaining leadership skills, ministry experience and mentoring.
Two student leaders serving as ministry interns in the Fall 2018 semester.
One mission trip abroad to learn about new cultures.