Special to the Advocate
The Millsaps community dedicated a statue of John Wesley during homecoming weekend Oct. 27.
The bronze statue, located just north of the Millsaps library where it overlooks the college’s Bowl, was created by sculptor Ben Watts of
The statue was presented to the college on behalf of United Methodist donors and alumni of the classes of 1964, ’65 and ’66. Fundraising efforts were spurred by Lee McCormick, class of 1966;
Dr. Frances Lucas, president of the college, accepted the statue on behalf of the Millsaps community.
“Mr. Wesley has never looked better. He looks so fit and excited and engaged with a book bag at his feet and books in his hand. John Wesley was a campus minister first of all. The Methodist movement began on a college campus in
The statue is inscribed with John Wesley’s Rule: “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”