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Wesley Biblical Seminary has continued to provide consistent and high quality online education to its students around the world, as many colleges and seminaries have struggled to adjust during the global pandemic. “The transition to a fully online educational model has been seamless,” said Chris Lohrstorfer, vice president for academic affairs. “Our on-campus courses are...
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Dr. Matt Ayars Dr. Matt Ayars has been selected as the eighth president in the history of Wesley Biblical Seminary. The WBS Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Dr. Ayars as president following an extensive international search process. Dr. Ayars currently serves as the president of Emmaus University of Haiti and will officially assume the WBS...
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This week WBS announced that Maribeth Gibson will be the new director of development for the seminary. Maribeth has spent almost two decades serving in development positions with various nonprofit organizations. “I am personally pleased that Maribeth Gibson has agreed to join our staff as Director of Development,” said Dr. John Oswalt, interim president. “A...
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Wesley Biblical Seminary is announcing its partnership with the John and Charles Wesley Center (JCW Center). The JCW Center is a new Wesleyan think-tank of scholars who are producing a wide variety of resources to serve the broader church. Founded by Dr. Steve Blakemore, professor of Christian thought at WBS, the center will prominently feature...
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Dr. John E. Neihof, Jr. (58) passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. His life was filled with meaningful and purposeful work for the kingdom of God. John valued his own educational experiences at Kentucky Mountain Bible College (A.A.R.), Asbury University (B.A.), and the University of Kentucky (M.A., Ph.D.), and went on to share this love...
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Dr. Matt Friedeman has been named the John M. Case Professor of Evangelical Studies. He is the first professor in the history of Wesley Biblical Seminary to be named to an endowed chair. “We are excited to recognize Matt in this way. He has given his life to the mission of Wesley Biblical Seminary,” said...
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At a donor appreciation banquet on January 24, President John Neihof announced that a donor has established the John M. Case Endowed Chair in Evangelical Studies in memory of the longtime Methodist pastor. “Dr. Case was a great man and he cast a long shadow for the glory of God,” Dr. Neihof said. “The legacy...
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Dr. David Schreiner, assistant professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary, recently served as the guest editor for a volume entitled Is the Old Testament Dying? The collection of essays comes from a panel discussion, which Dr. Schreiner co-chaired, at the Society of Biblical Literature’s southeast regional meeting. “There are signs in America’s Christian culture that...
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Wesley Biblical Seminary has finalized the purchase of a new campus. The new facility is located in Ridgeland, Miss., just five miles from the seminary’s current location. The 9,000-square-foot building, situated on 2.5 acres, will house the WBS administration, faculty, and staff–as well as classrooms designed for on-campus and online students. “Our new campus will...
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In this article, Dr. John Neihof, president of WBS, reflects on the beginning of the new semester at WBS. A new school year at Wesley Biblical Seminary always begins with a flurry of activity. Let me give you a snapshot of our student body. The average student at WBS is in his or her 40s....
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