About Us

College is an exciting time in a person’s life. It is the beginning of your life out on your own, facing the new experiences and challenges of adult life. There are choices that have to be made to follow one’s faith and stay on the path of Jesus Christ. It’s also the time when your faith becomes your own.

The McCarty Student Center offers you the support and guidance needed to make these choices. With Bible studies and group activities, you can participate in an environment that encourages growth in Christian principles, knowledge, as well as making a lifetime of friends and memories.


Building Spiritual Foundations

As young people leave their homes for the first time to come to college, they are faced with worldly bombardments. Colleges and Universities are ripe with atheism, humanism, evolution, postmodernism, moral decay, and false religious teaching. The McCarty Student Center seeks to help college students and other interested young people gain their own spiritual footing.

Weekly Bible classes, devotionals, personal studies, semester retreats, an on-site campus minister, and Christian friends serve to strengthen the faith of young Christians. Also, the service opportunities afforded individuals at McCarty through mission trips, service projects, and student led events, allow young Christians to put their faith into action.

Forming Lasting Bonds

Friendships made during college years and early adulthood often extend well into and throughout our lives. The McCarty Student Center enables and encourages spiritually minded individuals to meet, become acquainted, and develop real, meaningful friendships.

Over the years many of those friendships have grown into husband-wife relationships. These were and are the beginnings of new Christian families. The Christian home is the foundation of good churches and good communities.

It is the aim of McCarty to foster personal bonds that last throughout this life. Hopefully, the friendships that are forged in these formative years will encourage and strengthen Christians now and last into eternity.


A Place for You

McCarty Student Center – In 1963, the estate of Tom and Lillie McCarty provided the necessary funds to build a building adjacent to the campus of what was then known as Southwest Texas State College. Since then, the McCarty Student Center has been the home of Bobcats for Christ. McCarty seeks to be a “home away from home” for Texas State Students, providing a convenient place to:

  • Hang out with other Christians
  • Study for classes
  • Study the Bible
  • Watch our big screen TV
  • Play pool, ping pong, air hockey, or video games in our game room
  • Do homework in our computer lab or using your laptop and our wireless network

The McCarty Student Center is located at 506 N. Guadalupe St. It is directly across the street from the Texas State University Undergraduate Admissions Building. Stop by anytime and see the place that BFC calls home.

Bobcats For Christ is an undenominational student organization at Texas State University sponsored by the University Church of Christ in San Marcos, Texas.   In BFC, college students can be a part of a community of Christians. Newcomers will find the transition to life at Texas State much easier because of the many great friends they will make. BFC helps students develop friendships with other Christians and find opportunities to share their faith with others in eternally significant ways.

Bobcats for Christ is led by the Student Leadership Council. This council is composed of students who have been active in Bobcats for Christ for at least one full semester and have displayed the ability and desire to lead this ministry. The current leadership council is:

  • President –Luke Gibson [San Marcos, Texas]
  • Vice President – Lindsey Arthur [San Macros, Texas]
  • Treasurer – Jeremiah Castillo [Kyle, Texas]

Our Church Home – For nearly 50 years, the University Church of Christ in San Marcos at 115 Estates Dr. has sponsored Bobcats for Christ. This long-standing history of working with college students makes University a warm church home for college students. The building is located just inside the Country Estates subdivision behind the Pac-N-Sac on Ranch Road 12. To get there, look at a (google) map or take the Wimberley (exit 202) off of I-35 and head west towards Wimberly. Stay on that parkway for 3.3 miles from the interstate and turn right on Old RR 12.Go about 1/2 mile and turn into Country Estates Subdivision on the left. Look for a large sign above and behind Hill Country Trophy that says: University Church of Christ.