In 1992, Donald and his wife, Lu Lu, founded the Susanna Wesley Society, after they began working with an after-school tutoring program in a local housing project. The program developed into a full-time ministry that now offers a variety of programs for the local community. Seeing the benefits of the program and concerned about the shrinking presence of the church in urban areas throughout the Southeast, the Stewart family founded the Susanna Wesley Society in 2004.
The mission of the Susanna Wesley Society is to serve the spiritual needs of the poor by supporting and establishing churches in low-income communities. The Society is named for Susanna Wesley, mother of John Wesley, founder of Methodism. Our vision is to echo the philosophy of John Wesley: “to reach out to the general public and bring them closer to the love of God.”
Today, the Susanna Wesley Society supports numerous partner ministries located across the Southeast under the jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Through financial and operational assistance, the Society seeks to empower community ministries and their pastors to serve and to transform lives. We fervently believe that providing support in an environment of unconditional love and hope is the most effective means of helping individuals overcome poverty and its effects.
Susanna Wesley Society
P. O. Box 2274
Anniston, AL 36202