Thursday, Oct. 26 | 8-9 p.m. | Langseth 104

Former NFL Player Wallace Francis will be speaking in Langseth Hall 104 on the topic “Living for More than a Game.”

This is an awesome opportunity for all students on campus. Former NFL player for the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills, Wallace Francis, will be speaking during Cru’s weekly meeting. (Cru is a interdenominational, large, student-led ministry on campus that meets every Thursday at 8 p.m.) 

Francis will share his story with us about how he came to know Jesus while playing for the Atlanta Falcons because of the witness of two of his teammates. He will share how being on Christ’s team is a privilege far beyond being a member of any other team no matter how great.

After high school, Wallace attended college at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973. In that same year, he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills to play professional football. As a rookie player, he led the American Football Conference in kickoff returns and touchdowns. In 1975, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons where he became the team leader in receptions in 1978 & 1979 and was voted the Falcon’s player of the year by his teammates in 1979. And next week he will be here at MSUM!

In 1982, Wallace heard God’s call to ministry and retired from football to attend Bible School in Greenville South Carolina. In 1985, he began the ministry Youth Outreach Unlimited with a focus to disciple youth in the Christian faith. He then joined Ambassadors for Christ International in 1990 to be a part of a ministry that works primarily with local churches and ministries leaders to equip the saints for the work of ministry.

MSUM Cru, an interdenominational, student-led ministry on campus, will be hosting this event.