Tag: Methodist Episcopal Church

Asbury, Francis (1745-1816)
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Asbury, Francis (1745-1816)

Missionary and Father of American Methodism Francis Asbury, the father of American Methodism, was a missionary before he became a bishop in 1784 and was a missionary afterwards — until the day he died in in late March, 1816. Asbury was a missionary in the style of those sent by Jesus in the Gospel of...

McFerrin, John Berry (1807-1887)
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McFerrin, John Berry (1807-1887)

Leader of Southern Methodist Missions John B. McFerrin, aside from bishops the most significant figure of the MECS in the nineteenth century, was born in 1807 near Nashville. Licensed to preach at age eighteen, he received appointment to be missionary to the Cherokees from 1826-1828. After pastoring several churches, he was named presiding elder in...

The Kelley Family
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The Kelley Family

Missionaries and Mission Supporters David Kelley was born in Tennessee to a prominent Methodist family in 1833. A precocious lad, he was graduated from college at eighteen, entered the Methodist ministry at nineteen, and received a medical degree at twenty. His mother, Margaret Lavinia Kelley, founded the first women’s missionary support group in her minister-husband’s...

Capers, William (1790 – 1855)
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Capers, William (1790 – 1855)

Founder of Plantation Missions Capers was born in South Carolina in 1790, the son of a well-to-do rice plantation owner. Given a fine classical education in his youth, he became a Methodist preacher at the age of eighteen and accepted a charge in the South Carolina Conference. After several years of pastoral service, Capers was...

Alaska United Methodist Conference (formerly Alaska Missionary Conference)
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Alaska United Methodist Conference (formerly Alaska Missionary Conference)

Some of the first known Methodist missionary work was a result of visits from British Columbia to Wrangell in 1877 by the Reverend Thomas Crosby, pastor of the Fort Simpson Methodist Church. In 1886 John and Ethelda Carr were sent by the General Agent for Education in Alaska, Dr. Sheldon Jackson, to start a school...

Varna Methodist Church, Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna Methodist Church, Varna, Bulgaria

Property Issues Lead to House Church Growth The following story is submitted by Rev. Keith Berry. Rev. Berry visited Bulgaria with his late wife Marcia in 1992 while a member of the World Methodist Council. In the city of Varna, on the Black Sea coast, the Methodist church was confiscated by the Communist government in...

Irigoyen, Zoilo Eloy
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Irigoyen, Zoilo Eloy

De Colportor de Biblias a Caudillo Revolucionario La historia muchas veces es ingrata, resalta acontecimientos y personas hasta la gloria, pero deja también en el olvido acontecimientos importantes y a personajes de gran valor. En este caso, hemos querido rescatar del olvido a un personaje que por mucho tiempo ha permanecido ignorado en la vida...

Vásquez, Adolfo T. (1866-1947)
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Vásquez, Adolfo T. (1866-1947)

Ilustre Pastor Peruano En esta página quisiera resaltar la trayectoria de este ilustre pastor peruano en la vida de la Iglesia Metodista del Callao. Bien sabemos que la historia muchas veces es ingrata, resalta acontecimientos y personas hasta la gloria, pero deja también en el olvido acontecimientos importantes y a personajes de gran valor. No...

Wood, Elsie (1868-1954)
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Wood, Elsie (1868-1954)

  Líder de educación metodista para mujeres en Perú Elsie Wood nació el 4 de octubre de 1868 en Indiana, EUA. Sus padres fueron el Dr. Rev. Thomas B. Wood y  Ellen Dow Wood. Ambos eran miembros de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal de los Estados Unidos de América. Cuando tenía dos años de edad emigró...

Wood, Thomas B. (1844-1922)
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Wood, Thomas B. (1844-1922)

Los primeros años Thomas Bond Wood nació el 17 de marzo de 1844 en Lafayette, Indiana, E.U.A. Sus padres fueron Aaron Wood y Maria Hitt. Murió el 18 de diciembre de 1922 en Tacoma, Washington. Durante esos 78 años encontramos un hombre con múltiples cualidades: inteligente, de visión trascendental, valiente, íntegro, de principio, humilde y...