Gator Wesley is the United Methodist Campus Ministry serving the college campuses of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL.
At Gator Wesley, students are invited into an authentic community that encourages a life with Jesus as we discover who we are becoming, and how we are connecting to our community and to the world.
The United Methodist Church
The Gator Wesley Foundation is the official United Methodist Campus ministry in Gainesville, FL. There are Wesley Foundations at every major university in Florida, and there are many more around the nation and world. For more information on the United Methodist Church, including history, doctrine, social principles, and more, please visit: http://www.umc.org We do yearly events with other Wesley’s across the United Methodist connection such as Imagine What’s Next and Exploration.
A Little of Our History at Gator Wesley. . .
The Wesley Foundation serving the University of Florida and Santa Fe College was founded in the early 1920’s. With the growth of the College Park neighborhood after World War II, and under the exceptional leadership of Director Thaxton Springfield, University Methodist Church was founded and the Wesley Foundation experienced tremendous growth. A generation later, and with extraordinary leadership from Director Bob Fannin, the church and campus ministry incorporated together and became University United Methodist Church and Student Center. In 2010 University United Methodist Church gave birth to what is now Gator Wesley Foundation. We at Gator Wesley are grateful for the strong and vibrant legacy of UUMC.