Marcus Jones is the current Wesley Campus Ministry Director and Pastor at Midwestern State University, and is a native of Dallas, Texas. He is a proud alum of Huston-Tillotson University where he acquired a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Marketing. Marcus furthered his studies to receive a Master of Divinity degree in Black Church Studies from Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

He is a published writer, his most recent book entitled Christ the Yard: A Guide to Christian Living and Ministry on the College Campus. His writing catalog contains articles relating to Church, pop culture, Christianity, religion and hip-hop. His ministry focuses on helping people see the healthy balance between religious and secular engagement in hip-hop and arts. Marcus loves reading, and 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 prouder of than being a father to his two sons, Jalen and Ian, and husband to his wife, Tiffany. His life goal is to become a bridge of love leading and guiding people from one side to the other as they cross his path!

Marcus’ LEAD talk topic: How we can develop courage to collaborate in order to provide hope.