Designed to give you confidence
The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry was created to give you confidence in your biblical insight, theological knowledge, and ministry skill. Take your next step!
The College @ WBS has been specifically crafted to prepare students to meet the demands of ministry today with a deep foundation of biblical interpretation, theological understanding, and ministry insight. The general core of the curriculum gives students a robust grasp of intellectual disciplines that will increase their capacity and allow them to engage with the world at a deeper level.
Learn the culture, history, and meaning of each section of the Bible, while developing tools to study the Bible for your own life and ministry.
Gain a deep knowledge of God’s nature and work in this world through the study of Scripture and the writings of significant Christians in history.
Develop essential skills that will prepare you to effectively serve in any ministry context.
Establish an intellectual foundation for Christian ministry and leadership by studying literature, science, history, and communication.
How courses work
Courses are available how you need them when you need them. With on-campus, real-time video, and asynchronous options available, you will be able to earn your BA in Ministry no matter what your schedule is.
Courses will be offered on campus at our Ridgeland, MS campus. Study in person with our world-class professors and build face-to-face relationships with other students.
Via real-time video
No matter where you live, you can participate in the live courses via real-time video. Your video will be live in the classroom, and you’ll be able to interact and ask questions of the professor. It’s the same quality education wherever you are.
If your schedule doesn’t work with a particular course, you can watch the recordings and complete some additional work on your own time without getting behind.
Meet some of our professors
Dr. Adely Charles (DWA, Liberty University)
Dr. Charles has a doctorate in Worship Studies from Liberty University and teaches courses related to worship. He is part of the Salvation Army and is from Haiti (born in Montreal, Canada). He is passionate about discipleship and mentoring muscians.
Rev. Marshall Daigre (MDiv, Wesley Biblical Seminary)
Dr. Scott Engebretson (PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary)
Dr. Scott A. Engebretson is Teaching Pastor at Mile High Vineyard in Denver, Colorado. He has a PhD in Old Testament, a ThM from Princeton, and an MDiv from WBS.
Dr. Chris Lohrstorfer (PhD, Manchester University)
Dr. Lohrstorfer teaches biblical theology and systematic theology courses. His focus is on Wesleyan theology. In addition to his teaching, he pastors a local church.
Dr. Matt O'Reilly (PhD, University of Gloucestershire)
Dr. O’Reilly is both a professor and a pastor. He teaches courses on New Testament and pastoral ministry. Dr. O’Reilly is the author of multiple books and numerous academic essays.
Dr. Marion Platt (EdD, Trevecca Nazarene University)
Rev. Doris Whitaker (MDiv, Wesley Biblical Seminary)
Rev. Whitaker is the former Director of Chaplaincy at UMMC. Her expertise is in leadership, chaplaincy training, and building kingdom relationships. She is an associate pastor at Harvest Celebration Evangelistic Church and is completing her DMin at WBS.
The Association of Theological Schools
Wesley Biblical Seminary is accredited by the Commision on Accreditation of the Assocation of Theological Schools. This accreditation is the premier accreditation for graduate schools of theology in the US and Canada. WBS is approved to offer MA, MDiv, and DMin degrees.
The Association for Biblical Higher Education
Wesley Biblical Seminary holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808). Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.