WBS President Dr. Ron Smith stepped down from his position earlier this year. He will work full-time with the Francis Asbury Society as well as serve as scholar in residence at Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Smith will be replaced by Dr. Jim Porter. As WBS is my theological alma mater, I pray for his success in leading WBS in meeting the challenges ahead. I wish Ron Smith well in his new position. I will be sorry not to see him in future visits to the seminary.
Recently I have had some dialogue with some lamenting the liberal direction Methodist/Wesleyan seminaries have taken. This has not been the case with WBS. As I heard Dr. Porter reaffirm WBS's doctrinal stand that Scripture is both infallible and inerrant, those seeking a conservative seminary affirming Wesleyan holiness teaching will find a true home at WBS. They will also be trained to apply their theology to ministry.
Here is a link to a video from the television series "Revelations" about WBS made before Dr. Smith stepped down. It is over 7 minutes.