RUF Tyler is a community of students at UT Tyler who are seeking to grow in our faith; learning to love God, love others, and love our campus. Whether you are a committed follower of Christ or spiritually seeking, whether you are convinced of the claims of Christianity or skeptical, we invite you to come and join us on the journey of seeking truth.

 
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Freshmen Bible Study - Galatians

12pm Mondays
 

University Center Food Court

Men's Bible Study - 1st Timothy & Titus

7pm Mondays
 

Jay's House 3510 Omega Dr.

Women's Bible Study - Esther

5pm Thursdays
 

Liberty Landing Clubhouse

Coed Community Group - LG Sermon Discussion

2pm Thursdays
 

3rd Floor of University Center

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MEET OUR TEAM
JB Wilbanks
Minister
EMAIL
jb.wilbanks@ruf.org
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JB began serving as the RUF campus minister in Tyler in the Fall of 2017. He grew up in the small town of Linden in East Texas and attended Texas A&M for an undergrad in Psychology. It was at A&M that JB met his wife Allison. JB received his Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He previously served as the Assistant Pastor and Minister to Students at Christ Church in Mansfield, TX before being called to RUF Tyler. JB and Allison have two children, a girl named Lillian (born April 2015) and a boy named John (born February 2017). JB loves reading, hunting, backpacking, golfing, and, above all else, playing with his kids.

Abby Plott
Intern
EMAIL
abby.plott@ruf.org
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Abby graduated from Samford University with a degree in Human Development and Family Science and a minor in Arabic. RUF was a vital part of her community and growth during college, where she fostered a passion for overseas missions and local ministry. Abby is excited to continue growing and serving with RUF in Tyler. Abby loves coffee, photography, and playing all the sports, especially volleyball. She loves to travel, and is always down for a beach trip.