Paul Wesley Chilcote

Paul Wesley Chilcote is academic dean and professor of Historical Theology & Wesleyan Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. He directs the Doctor of Ministry track in Wesleyan Practices at the seminary. He has been involved in theological education on three continents, serving as a missionary, with his wife, Janet, in Kenya and as a charter faculty member of Africa University in Zimbabwe.

Dr. Chilcote previously served as Nippert Professor of Church History & Wesleyan Studies at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and helped launch the Dunnam Campus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Duke University Divinity School.

Chilcote is the author or editor of nearly 20 books, including Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit and A Life-Shaping Prayer (Upper Room Books), The Works of John Wesley: Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises, Volume 13 (Abingdon), The Imitation of Christ (SkyLight Paths), John and Charles Wesley (SkyLight Paths), Making Disciples in a World Parish (Pickwick Publications), Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision (InterVarsity Press), Early Methodist Spirituality (Kingswood Books), and The Study of Evangelism (Eerdmans). He has served as president of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education and president of The Charles Wesley Society.

Chilcote enjoys a special relationship with Mt. Angel Abbey in Oregon as a Benedictine oblate. In 2013 Christians for Biblical Equality honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Chilcote and his wife, Janet, a pastor, have five daughters, one granddaughter, and two grandsons.