Wesley Biblical Seminary, located on an urban campus in Jackson, Mississippi, is a multi-denominational, graduate school of theology that is affiliated with the evangelical, Wesleyan-Arminian tradition. WBS was founded in 1974, and was established as the result of the need for adequately prepared Methodist pastors. The school serves students from 30 denominations, from all across the country. The mission of WBS is to offer graduate-level, theological education for students preparing for Christian service and to create an understanding of and renewal in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition. WBS nurtures the spiritual lives of its students, and divides the development of theological and biblical understanding and improves ministry skills.
WBS offers master's and doctoral degree programs in theology and ministry. The seminary has a distance learning program that allows students located across the country and around the world to receive a WBS education. The distance learning program is designed for active professionals and lay ministers, and allow students to stay in their ministry and community while working toward their seminary degree.