Our Mission: Planting a
of hope !
In 1994, at Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama, a seed of hope was planted by Reverend Dr. Frederick G. Outlaw. That seed grew into a vision for a Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist Campus ministry, to be established at Tuskegee University. The Tuskegee Wesley Foundation became the first Wesley Foundation to be created at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the State of Alabama.
Under the careful tutelage of Rev. Dr. Frederick Outlaw the ministry grew to become a training ground for the development of civic minded, justice seeking, intellectually astute leaders. The first student leaders James Arrington and Tamieka Williams, the president and vice-president respectively, led the fledgling fellowship and Bible study and ushered the group into what is today affectionately known as the Wes.
We are thankful for our heritage and grateful to the United Methodist Church, Tuskegee University, Bowen United Methodist Church, Dr. Rev. Frederick Outlaw, and those original student- leaders that dared to plant a seed of hope. Today at the Wes we continue the legacy of our founders by planting a S.E.E.D. (Seeking, Engaging, Empowering, Discipling) of hope whenever we go.