By George Henry Paulin (1888–1962), 1948
The Revd Dr Frederick Luke Wiseman (1858-1944) started his ministry as the first Superintendent of the Birmingham Mission (1888-1913). He served as President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference in 1912 and of the Methodist Conference in 1933. Between 1940 and 1944, he was minister of Wesley's Chapel, City Road. Wiseman also served as Chairman of the committee preparing the 1933 Methodist Hymn Book, which included 11 hymn tunes he had composed himself.
Following WWII, The Methodist Connexion commissioned the well-known Scottish sculptor G.H. Paulin (1888-1962) to model Wiseman's bust. Paulin was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of British sculptors in 1938.