Dr. Dan SharpDr. Daniel Sharp

Founding faculty member, DWS 703 Professor. At my mother’s funeral we read this verse, “My beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (I Cor. 15:58) My mother was a kindergarten teacher for years and my father was a farmer who taught Sunday School for years and led the singing at church. As a professor at IWS from the beginning, it seems fitting that this “teaching” mindset should continue even after all of us are gone. When they passed, we decided their legacy should continue. It brings me the greatest joy to know how thrilled they would be knowing that what they did their entire lives would assist students from all over the world to grow in faith and worship renewal. Their “labor on the farm was truly not in vain!”

Dr. Dyton Owen

DWS Alumnus (Kappa/2009). My wife and I chose to support IWS in our estate planning for several reasons, not the least of which being our belief in the school. My seminary education having been sorely lacking in worship studies, IWS offered exactly what I was looking for. And much more. The community, support, challenge and camaraderie have continued to bless me beyond my time as a student and we want to see that type of educational experience continue for generations to come. We encourage others to remember IWS in their estate planning.