mobakerMo Baker


Originally from Alabama, I have lived as a Mississippi “transplant” for almost 30 years. I moved to Oxford in 2002, where I became the director of the Baptist Student Union at Ole Miss. I hold degrees from the University of West Alabama (B. S.—Biology), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.—Christian Education), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ed. D.—Leadership). My wife and I have four wonderful children, and in all that we do we want to bring glory to God in our lives and work.

I want to see college students discover who they are in Jesus Christ and join Him in His work, whether on our campus, in our community, or around the world. When I’m not busy leading collegiate ministry or engaging in adjunct teaching, I enjoy spending endless hours with my family, watching sports, gardening, fishing, reading, and, occasionally, coin collecting. I love good conversation and a smooth cup of coffee, so I invite you to join me anytime—the first cup is on me!


Tanner Marquis


After five and a half long and joy filled years, I graduated from Ole Miss in December 2015 with a B.A. in print journalism.  BSU became more of a home than my own in my sophomore year of college and has remained so ever since.  I’ve always lived in Oxford; however, I sense the Lord pulling me away from here in the coming years.  I plan to attend seminary in the next few years and plan to move overseas. In my experiences ministering full-time both internationally and at home, I have been blessed with deep friendships, hard lessons, and a clear affirmation that full-time ministry is what my future has in store.

It’s one of my biggest hopes that when my time with the Ole Miss BSU is finished I can look back and say that I was obedient and that the Lord was glorified through my work, fruit or no fruit.  He has burdened my heart for training leaders who will fight for personal holiness and who will seek to make Biblical disciples and for engaging international students on our campus.