Patrick Eby

Adjunct Professor of Church History

Patrick teaches Church History and Theology classes at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wesley Seminary, and Indiana Wesleyan University. His special research interests include Charles and John Wesley and the History and Theology Methodism and the Holiness Movement.

Ministerial and Professional Background

Senior Pastor

First Missionary Church, North Pekin, IL.  (July 2001 – April 2002)

Trinity Missionary Church, Burton, MI.  (July 1993 – June 1999)

Agape Missionary Church, South Bend, IN.  (December 1988 – June 1990)

Interim Pastor

Cross Church, Flint, MI.  (August 2000 – June 2001)

Loomis Missionary Church, Loomis, MI.  (July 1999 – June 2000)

Personal Information

I have been married to Ruth since Jan 28, 1984.  My wife works in the nursing department at IWU.  I have three children and three grandchildren.

I like to play Racquetball, Softball, and Frisbee golf.  I root for the the Bears and the Cubs. I like to garden.

I have a real heart for our community and am involved in ministries which work with people in need.


The Wesleyan Church, Indiana North


Ph.D.  Drew University, Madison, NJ.  Wesley and Methodist Studies.  (2010)

Dissertation: “The One Thing Needful: Charles Wesleys Theology of Being Restored in the Image of God.” 

M.Phil.  Drew University, Madison, NJ.  (2006)

Comprehensive exams in John and Charles Wesley, History of British and American Methodism, Holiness Movement. A comprehensive paper on The Worth of the Slave: Arguments for the Freedom of the Slave in Early Wesleyan Methodist Connection Hymns and Poems. 

M.Div.  Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.  (1993)

B.A.  Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.  (1986) Majored in Religion and Philosophy.


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