Wesley Center

About the Wesley Center

The Wesley Center for Constitutional Studies, also known as the Wesley Center for Religious Freedom, is a multi-denominational non-partisan educational non-profit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the rights of religious belief and practice through the unification of American churches.

Leadership

Dr. Glenn J. Kimber
Wesley Center President

Glenn J. Kimber was born and raised in northern Utah.  After graduating from High School he attended Weber State College.  In 1965 he married Julianne Skousen and shortly thereafter he joined the Air Force where he served for 4 years, including one tour of duty to Vietnam. 

Upon returning from Vietnam, Dr. Kimber continued his university studies graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Economics.  He then joined with W. Cleon Skousen in establishing an educational foundation called the Freemen Institute, which was organized for the purpose of teaching American History, the Founding Fathers and principles of the Constitution.  During the next number of years, Dr. Kimber presented patriotic seminars and conferences in all 50 states and in a number of foreign countries. 

Continuing his education, he receiving two Doctorate degrees, one in Constitutional Studies in 1992 from Coral Ridge Baptist University, based in Florida.   Later on he received a second Doctorate in education from George Wythe College.  

Dr. Kimber established a series of private schools called the Benjamin Franklin Academies to incorporate back into the classroom a strong moral and patriotic curriculum.  In 2001 he also established the Kimber Academies, a private school for students ages K – 12.  He and his wife have authored over 100 textbooks and educational guides which emphasize the U.S. Constitution, America’s Founding Fathers, and moral and religious values in all five core subjects. 

Dr. Kimber was instrumental in developing a program for television called “The Miracle of America,” which was presented in a number of states.  This series taught American history and Constitutional principles from the viewpoint of the American Founding Fathers. 

He has testified before a number of legislative committees in several states pertaining to Constitutional and educational issues.  He has also been a guest on a number of radio and television talk shows. In 2016, Dr. Kimber received the coveted Ambassador of Peace award from the Universal Peace Federation for his work in the Middle East.

He and his wife are the parents of 8 children, grandparents of 31, and currently reside in Cedar City, Utah.

Restoration Generation

Jacob Householder
RG National Director

Jacob Householder is a senior at BYU–Idaho studying Financial Economics. He currently serves as the Director of the Restoration Generation, as the Director of International Outreach for the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies (a partner of the Wesley Center), and as Director of External Relations and Development at the Madison Liberty Institute.

In addition to his work with the Columbus Center and Wesley Center, Jacob has spent the past year working as a consultant to over a hundred small businesses on automated marketing campaign strategies. He is a researcher and has helped with various research projects, such as the Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project.

Jacob believes that America has been given a rare gift and opportunity, the liberty that allows each person to be the authors of their own fate. He considers religious freedom, or freedom of conscience, our most basic, foundational right and that all other rights rest secure upon this.

Jacob believes that America is worth saving, and that our nation can be healed as Americans learn to better appreciate and serve one another. He believes in the idea of the Religion of America, and that it is truly possible for all churches to be united around a common cause. He advocates cooperation and mutual respect as essential virtues for a harmonious and peaceful nation.

Jacob is the oldest of 7 and his family currently lives in Queen Creek, Arizona.

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