WBS Alumni @ OKWUBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

Mark Weeter (M.Div. ’83): Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the School of Ministry and Christian Thought, Professor of Theological Studies In 1977, just two months after marrying my wife, Brenda, we packed up and moved to Mississippi...

The Self-Revealing GodBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

  by Dr. Steve Blakemore   Foreward: “Why should I go to seminary? If God has called me, won’t the Spirit empower me for ministry?” That is a legitimate question, since education alone cannot prepare or equip anyone for the...

Dr. Matt Friedeman: 30 Years of Service at WBSBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

    An Interview with Dr. Matt Friedeman   You are a professor as well as an activist – what led you to think that you needed to do in order to teach? When we arrived in Jackson in 1987,...

Dr. Gary Cockerill: Celebrating 35 Years at WBSBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

  Reflections upon Retirement Gareth Lee Cockerill taught his first course at Wesley Biblical Seminary in the fall of 1979, joining the faculty of the fledgling seminary while he was on home assignment for his missionary work with the Wesleyan...

2017 Compass is Here!BY Wesley Biblical Seminary

Check out the 2017 Compass! [caption id="attachment_2844" align="alignright" width="232"] Click here to read the Compass[/caption] Included in this edition are: some highlights from Commencement and the 2017 Graduate and Alumni Banquet, testimonies from some of our grads, details on our...

Why Seminary? Why Wesley?BY Wesley Biblical Seminary

During my 19 years of education in Christian schools, I learned the stories of faith. When I enrolled in the University of Kentucky at the age of 25, I encountered stories far different from the kind on which I’d been...

2017 Graduate and Alumni BanquetBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

  The WBS community gathered the evening before commencement for the annual Graduate and Alumni Banquet at the Jackson Hilton. Attendees celebrated Dr. Cockerill's retirement and service, honored Dr. Friedeman's service milestone, listened to Alumnus Marshall Daigre's charge to the...

40th Annual Commencement CeremonyBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

  On the morning of May 13th, WBS held its 40th annual commencement ceremony. Highlights included Dr. Cockerill’s commencement address, the graduation of our first Shepherd Project (formerly Mission Possible) students (one of whom was able to attend), our first...

Doctor of Ministry Student Spotlight: CJ RhodesBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

CJ Rhodes grew up in a Mississippi railroad town still racially divided twenty years after the watershed years of the Civil Rights Movement. That divided world formatively allowed him to deeply appreciate the tragicomic story of Americans of African descent,...

Doctor of Ministry Student Spotlight: Jeff LawrenceBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

Rev. Jeff Lawrence is in his second year of The John Case Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership for Transformational Ministry. He shared with us about his experience with the D.Min. program and its impact on his life and ministry....

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