Rev Norman G Wilson

Professor of Global Ministries

Rev Norman G Wilson headshot
Designations

MDiv; STM; PhD


Contact

 norman.wilson@indwes.edu


Department

Theology and Ministry


Resources

 Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Dr. Norman G. Wilson pastored for six years in Indianapolis (1974-80) before serving as a Wesleyan missionary for 15 years in Latin America where he was involved in ministerial education and mission administration. In Peru (1981-89) his responsibilities included service as professor and Director of Wesleyan Biblical Seminary (1981-87) and church planting in Lima (1988-89). In Puerto Rico his responsibilities included service as professor (1991-95) and Academic Dean of Wesleyan Theological College (1992-95), President of the Wesleyan Academy Board of Governors (1992-95), and Mission Field Director (1992-95). Afterward, he served for 10 years in administrative roles in North America, with Houghton College as Director of the Program for Accelerating College Education (1995-98), with the General Department of Wesleyan World Missions (Global Partners) as Director of International Ministries (1998-2004), and with the General Department of Evangelism and Church Growth as Director of Church Development (2004-05). He is currently a professor of Intercultural Studies, Global Ministries, and International and Community Development.

Dr. Wilson holds two master’s degrees, an M.Div. (1978), and a S.T.M magna cum laude (1985) with a focus on early and medieval church history, both from Christian Theological Seminary. In 1993 he received a Ph.D. in educational studies with a focus on curriculum and instructional theory from Trinity International University.

He has written numerous articles on missions’ theory and practice and compassionate evangelism that have appeared in Wesleyan Church publications and elsewhere. In addition, he has articles published in the Christian Education Journal, The Preacher’s Magazine, the Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, the Christian Scholar’s Review and the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education.

Norman is married to Kimberlee J. Wilson since 1973. They have four children, three who are now graduates of Indiana Wesleyan University. Fluent in Spanish, Norman and Kim are active in their local church, called Iglesia Wesleyana Amistad Cristiana, in Carmel, Ind. In addition, Norman finds time to read and write, interact with Latino friends, enjoy broadcasts and videos in French, and play basketball several times each week.


Degrees

  • AB
    1974, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • MDiv
    1978, Christian Theological Seminary
    Early and Medieval Church History
  • STM
    1985, Christian Theological Seminary
    Early and Medieval Church History
  • PhD - Educational Studies
    1993, Trinity International University
    Curriculum and Instructional Theory
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