Wesley Divinity School

Wesley Divinity School Building


Wesley Divinity School (WDS) was established in 1994 by the Philippines Central Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is the only seminary fully owned by this church denomination and is founded on the revered Wesleyan tradition of “vital piety and learning”.

Theological education has been part of Wesleyan University-Philippines from its inception. Wesley Divinity School traces its roots to the former Philippine Wesleyan College which, by offering Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree, gained the distinction of being the first Protestant school of theology in Central Luzon.

Wesley Divinity School offers the following three graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Arts in Christian Education degree, that aims to equip church workers with skills and competencies to teach and administer church schools;
  • Master of Divinity degree major in Missiology program, designed to prepare local pastors for ordination in the United Methodist Church connection. This degree program was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education in March 2015; and
  • Doctor of Ministry, a professional degree program aimed to further develop the research capabilities of ministry practitioners in specialized fields of ministry such as pastoral counseling, transformational leadership, evangelism and church growth, The objectives are to enable ordained pastors to create ministry resources for church use, and to become mentors and coaches to other church leaders, both clergy and lay persons.

In May 2014, Wesley Divinity School was admitted as a member of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCUI) and the Philippine Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, Universities and Seminaries (PAMSCUS)

Wesleyan Divinity School takes pride in its distinguished line-up of faculty which includes two current bishops of the United Methodist Church and respected professors in their fields of academic discipline.

For inquiries, contact:

Rev. Dr. Homer Wesley O. Refuerzo
Academic Dean
Telephone No. +63 (44) 463-2162 Local 123

Rev. Jayson Andrew Mallari

Administrative Staff

Telephone No. +63 (44) 463-2162 Local 123