Golden Cross Ministry
The history and mission of the Golden Cross Ministry
The Golden Cross Ministry began in 1921, conceived through the faith and commitment of Rev. Charles Selecman and seven men in a Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church in Dallas:
- Layton W. Bailey
- W.C. Everett
- Dan Morgan
- M.J. Norrell
- Rev. J.A. Old
- Gus W. Thomasson
With the support of Methodist churches throughout the North Texas Conference, these dedicated men envisioned a ministry that would revolutionize the way health care is delivered to those in greatest need.
Caring for the community
Generations later, the vision has endured and is no less revolutionary. Thanks to the faithful support of generous individuals, Methodist churches, and caring physicians, the Golden Cross Academic Clinic at Methodist Dallas Medical Center has become a reality.
Today, the Golden Cross Ministry provides:
- Free medications for eligible patients through the MedAssist program
- Social services, nutrition services, and health education programs to help Golden Cross patients remain well and active at their workplaces and in their communities
- Short-term counseling services to help these patients learn better ways to cope with chronic illness
Golden Cross Academic Clinic — today and into the future
The Golden Cross Academic Clinic — named to honor that visionary Sunday school class — is a well-equipped, modern medical facility located in the Margaret and Robert S. Folsom Building near Methodist Dallas Medical Center that will serve as many as 25,000 patients a year.
The faculty physicians, residents, interns, registered nurses, and other health care-related professionals who staff the clinic provide compassionate care, health education, and outreach services to improve the health of the community.
In addition to serving patients' current wellness and chronic-illness management needs, the Golden Cross Academic Clinic provides valuable medical training and experience to doctors whose professional skills will continue to benefit the community in the future.
Golden Cross mission statement
Golden Cross is a faith-based program of Methodist Health System and the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance for health care to North Texans who cannot afford it.
Golden Cross Academic Clinic
122 W. Colorado Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208
214-947-6700 – phone
214-947-6701 – fax