Teaching and Making Disciples

Administration and Faculty


Dr. Matt Friedeman

Interim President and John M. Case Chair of Evangelism and Discipleship


Ridgeland, MS


Dr. Friedeman brings a multi-faceted ministry to his teaching at Wesley where he has served since 1987. He has authored books on evangelism, discipleship, and methods of Bible study. He has written a regular newspaper column and been a talk-show host on American Family Radio. Dr. Friedeman regularly leads students in various types of outreach, such as prison ministry and ministry to the unborn. Matt is an ordained Nazarene minister who serves as the founding pastor of Day Spring Community Church in Clinton, Mississippi. He and his wife, Mary, have six children.
Dr. Friedeman has been named interim president until such time as the board elects a new president.

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  • Ph.D.

    University of Kansas

  • M.Div.

    Asbury Theological Seminary

  • M.A.

    University of Kansas

  • B.A.

    University of Kansas

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