Tag: California

Collins, Everell Stanton (E.S.) (1866-1940)
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Collins, Everell Stanton (E.S.) (1866-1940)

Generous Mission Benefactor Everell Stanton (E.S.) Collins was an American lumberman and Methodist laymen who at this death in 1940 left the income from vast forest tracks in Pennsylvania and California to the Methodist Board of Foreign Missions; today, the Collins Forest income provides health and retirement benefits for qualified missionaries who serve through the...

Gibson, Otis
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Gibson, Otis

MEC missionary to China and Chinese-Americans In 1854, at the age of 27, Otis Gibson, a graduate of Dickinson College, was appointed a missionary to China, along with Dr. Erastus Wentworth, professor of natural sciences at Dickinson and one of the original sponsors of the Methodist Episcopal Church’s China Mission. Gibson and his wife reached...

Miyama, Kanichi
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Miyama, Kanichi

Founder of Japanese-American Methodism; missionary to Hawaii and Japan In 1877, when only fifty or sixty Japanese had arrived in San Francisco, Kanichi Miyama and K. Nonaka began to receive Christian instruction from Otis Gibson of the Chinese Mission, and later united with the Church. Kanichi Miyama was a native of Japan, born in Choshu...

Sunamoto, Teikichi
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Sunamoto, Teikichi

A Founder of Methodism in Japan [The Rev. Sunamoto was a Japanese Methodist pastor and evangelist working with members of the missionary Lambuth family and others in establishing the Methodist Church in Japan in the late 19th century. Following his death in May 1938, World Outlook magazine, then a publication of the Methodist Episcopal Church,...

Taylor, William (1821-1902)
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Taylor, William (1821-1902)

Methodist Episcopal missionary bishop, mission theorist, and holiness advocate Born to Stuart and Martha (Hickman) Taylor in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Taylor was converted in 1841 at a Methodist Episcopal camp meeting. Appointed a Methodist missionary to California (1849), he ministered without salary to Native Americans and Chinese immigrants, and to the sick and the poor....