Individual investment success stories.
TMF investments have helped many individuals to make a positive, lasting impact.
Individual Fund Investors
These inspiring individuals have had much success integrating their faith and their finances by investing in the Individual Fund:
This story was originally published in the Summer 2009 edition of Methodist Money and Ministry; we are revisiting it ten years later, as we celebrate Black History Month and the hope United Methodist churches bring to their communities. “In the final analysis, our decision to invest had to be consistent with our cultural values and our core belief – our spirituality,” explained Dr. Robert McGee, senior pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Houston, in describing the criteria important to him and his wife Lillian when opening an Individual Fund at the Texas Methodist Foundation.
Investing in Purpose - An Interview with Bishop Joe A. Wilson Interviewer: Tell us about your call to ministry. Bishop Wilson: I heard the call to ministry when I was 17 years old, participating in a youth group (MYF) at First Methodist Church in Orange, Texas. That was before we were The United Methodist Church. The year was 1954, and I was greatly inspired by two wonderful youth counselors, Sandy and Virginia Sanford. I asked for baptism at a Sunday evening service, led by our pastor, Rev. Herman Morgan. After that moment, Rev. Morgan was relentless, inviting me to give the benediction or prayer in the morning services, always calling on me by surprise. As a 17 year old, every invitation caused fear and trembling, but it solidified my calling and set me on a path to Southwestern University and Perkins School of Theology for the fulfillment of that calling. I never doubted nor swayed from my commitment to ministry in the local church.
Robert Corey has a special connection to the stately sanctuary at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock. He helped build it. Not by shoveling sand or hammering nails, but by investing in the Individual Fund through the Texas Methodist Foundation.
Youth camp coordinator, member of First United Methodist Church Coppell, pharmacist, wife, mother to twins - a glimpse at the bustling life of Kim Heaton. Like many other busy Christian investors, Kim and her husband Doug learned very quickly that growing an investment while growing a church couldn’t be simpler through the Texas Methodist Foundation’s Individual Fund.