Wes Watkins

Assistant Professor of Missiology

DMiss, Fuller Theological Seminary
MDiv, Moody Graduate School

In addition to teaching at ABTS, Wess is a missiologist involved in research and leadership development for ministries serving in the Middle East and North Africa. His doctoral dissertation was an in-depth qualitative study of the faith journeys of 50 followers of Christ in the Arab world. Living in multiple countries in the region since 2006, Wess and his family have served in a variety of roles, including discipleship, community development, and relief work with refugees.

Areas of Interest
Evangelical Missiology, Muslim Studies, Biblical Witness in Frontier Contexts, Discipleship, Cross-Cultural Leadership, Theology of Mission

Professional Memberships
Evangelical Missiological Society
International Society for Frontier Missiology

Wess has published under a pseudonym on the topic of missiology and Islam in journals such as Evangelical Missions Quarterly, International Journal of Frontier Missiology, and Global Missiology. He has also published an edited volume with William Carey Publishing. Wess teaches seminars throughout the world in on the topics of Muslim-Christian Relations, Biblical Witness, and Theology of Islam. For a complete list of Wess’ publications, please contact ABTS.