Tag: Methodist Episcopal Church South

Gilbert, John Wesley (1865-1923)
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Gilbert, John Wesley (1865-1923)

CME Pioneer of MECS Congo Mission John Wesley Gilbert, a minister in the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (CMEC) and professor at Paine College, accompanied Bishop Walter Russell Lambuth on his exploration trip to establish a Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS), mission in the Congo. Both in 1865, Gilbert, who held B.A., M.A., and D.D., was...

Cannon, James (1864-1944)
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Cannon, James (1864-1944)

MECS Bishop Who Supervised Mission in Congo, Brazil, and Mexico The name James Cannon, Jr., usually conjures up vivid and often unflattering historical images. One thinks, for instance, of the militant crusader for prohibition during the Progressive era, the political preacher who campaigned against Al Smith in the presidential election of 1928, and the beleagured...

Decherd, Mary
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Decherd, Mary

Tireless Fundraiser for MECS Mission to Brazil Mary Decherd was born in Bastrop, Texas in 1874. Her devout mother, Kate Decherd, developed a strong interest in missions. She was active in the local chapters of the Woman’s Home Missions and Parsonage Society, and the Women’s Foreign Missions Society. Additionally, she was “Lady Manager” of the...

Daniel, Jerome Walter
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Daniel, Jerome Walter

MECS Missionary to Brazil Jerome Walter Daniel was one of eleven children born to a family living in Cotulla, on the broad cattle ranges of southern Texas. He arrived at the state university in the fall 1907 and was soon drawn into the life of University Methodist Church. When the prominent northern Methodist layman Dr....

Feely, Gertrude
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Feely, Gertrude

Mission educator in Japan Gertrude M. Feely was a Methodist Episcopal Church, South, missionary in Japan. She served under the guidance of the Women’s Division of the MECS and after 1940 of the Methodist Church. Feely received her B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1927. She earned an M.A. from Scarritt College in Tennessee...

Pearl River UMC
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Pearl River UMC

Home Church of the Lambuth Missionary Family Pearl River Church is the home church of the Lambuth family, which holds a unique role in the history of Methodism as ministers and missionaries dating back to the early 1800s.William Lambuth, born in 1765, became a Methodist minister serving first in Virginia, then in Kentucky and Tennessee...

Yu, Dora (Yu Cidu) (1873 ~ 1931)
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Yu, Dora (Yu Cidu) (1873 ~ 1931)

Chinese evangelist and missionary to Korea Dora Yu is one of the earliest preachers to have cut financial support from the West and completely “lived by faith.” She founded the Bible Study and Prayer House, which later became Jiangwan Bible School in Shanghai, as well as winter and summer Bible Study classes, and trained many...

Webb, Lucy Jim (1895 ~ 1987)
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Webb, Lucy Jim (1895 ~ 1987)

Missionary youth worker in Shanghai Lucy Jim Webb was born on July 15, 1895 in Forsyth, Georgia, one of six children born to Thomas and Sarah Webb. Her parents were small town shopkeepers and devout Christians. She studied at LaGrange and Scarritt College, graduating in 1922. She worked first as an assistant principal of a...

Snell, John Abner (Soo E-sang) (1880 ~ 1936)
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Snell, John Abner (Soo E-sang) (1880 ~ 1936)

Leading missionary doctor in China During his lifetime, John Abner Snell achieved an almost mythic stature. His siblings proudly described themselves as the brothers or sisters of Dr. John Snell, “the famous missionary doctor.”[1] Among his colleagues, he was considered to be “one of the most progressive and capable surgeons of modern times.”[2] Vanderbilt University...

Anderson, Sidney (An Disheng) (1889 ~ 1978)
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Anderson, Sidney (An Disheng) (1889 ~ 1978)

Leader at Moore Memorial Church, Shanghai Sidney Raymond Anderson was born on December 7, 1889 in Rising Star, Texas, where his father ran a large farm and also the general store. Olive Watkins Lipscomb was born on October 8, 1890 in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of a college dean and a Methodist minister. Sid was...