Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

 Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Address4500 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary

B.A., Millsaps College,
M.Th., Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology,
D.Min., Wesley Theological Seminary,
D.D., Baker University,

Lovett Weems, the executive director of the G. Douglass Lewis Center for Church Leadership, is the preeminent expert on leadership practice and theory in the United Methodist denomination. He is respected as a pastor, educator, author, and researcher.

Courses Taught:

  • Best Practices in Church Leadership and Administration
  • Directed Research in Church Leadership


      Millsaps College, B.A.

      Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, M.Th.

      Wesley Theological Seminary, D. Min.

      Baker University, D.D. (honorary)

      Central Methodist University, D.D. (honorary)


  • Take the Next Step: Leading Lasting Change in the Church, Abingdon Press, 2003
  • Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit, Abingdon Press, 1999
  • Church Leadership, Abingdon Press, 1993.
  • John Wesley’s Message Today, Abingdon Press, 1991

Areas of Interest

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