The Wesley is an OPEN, INCLUSIVE, and AFFIRMING campus ministry of the United Methodist Church created to serve the college students at MSU. Our mission is to create spaces to hang out, spaces to grow, and build a community of faithful disciples.
The Wesley serves to help college students navigate their college experience through healthy spiritual engagement and fellowship. We are an open and affirming ministry that welcomes all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, and sexual orientation. We inform and engage our spirituality through Scripture (the Bible), reason (intellectual engagement), tradition (the history of the universal church), and experiences (our and those of others). It is our mission to serve MSU's students, faculty, and staff through service, worship, and fellowship.
Rev. Marcus Jones is a native of Dallas, Texas, and proud alumnus of Huston-Tillotson University. He has a B.A. in Business Management and a Master of Divinity degree in African-American 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!