Category: Liberia Annual Conference

Wilkins, Ann (1806-1857)
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Wilkins, Ann (1806-1857)

Outstanding Early Missionary to Liberia Ann Wilkins was a missionary to Liberia from 1837-1857. She was the first American Methodist female missionary sent out by the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church as a missionary herself and not as a missionary spouse. She founded the first Methodist girls’ school outside of the United States...

Buduburam United Methodist Church
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Buduburam United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church in Ghana The Buduburam United Methodist Church was established in Ghana when the LIberian refugee population began to increase. It came about on December 16, 1993 when a group of 12 United Methodists, along with Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, who was visiting the Refugee Camp at the time, started discussing...

Dassama, Mousa
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Dassama, Mousa

Educator in Liberia In these audio files, collected at the 2018 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Northeast Jurisdiction Mission Advocate Becky Parsons speaks to Mousa Dassama about his experience in mission in education in his native Liberia.

Gray, Vivienne Newton (1917-??)
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Gray, Vivienne Newton (1917-??)

Educational Missionary in Liberia and Beyond Vivienne Newton Gray has been a public school teacher, religious social worker, Field Secretary with the Woman’s Division (1945-48), educational missionary in Liberia, West Africa (1948-74), and director of admissions and director of alumni affairs, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas. Working as a religious social worker with migrant families, Vivienne...

Rench, Millicent “Billie”
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Rench, Millicent “Billie”

Passionate spokesperson for mission Millicent Rench, fondly known to those who loved her as “Billie,” was a passionate spokesperson for mission in her local church and throughout United Methodism in eastern Michigan, an area known during her life as the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rench was also passionate about her church family....

Mason, Mary W. (1791-1868)
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Mason, Mary W. (1791-1868)

Founding Director of New York Female Missionary Society Mary Mason was among the leadership of such New York charitable organizations as the Female Assistance Society, the Asylum for Lying In-Women, and the Female Benevolent Society. She was a founder of the Sunday school movement in New York City, taught at the Five Points Mission, and...

Hall, Anna E. (1870-1964)
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Hall, Anna E. (1870-1964)

Long-time African-American missionary educator in Liberia Anna E. Hall was born near Bainbridge, Georgia on March 1st, 1870. She lived a religiously oriented childhood with her mother, a seamstress, and expressed the desire to serve as a missionary while a student at Clark University (now Clark Atlanta University) in Atlanta, Georgia, where she completed the...

College of West Africa
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College of West Africa

Heritage Landmark of Methodist education in Liberia The College of West Africa (CWA), a college preparatory high school in Monrovia, Liberia, and the second oldest secondary school in the country, has prepared leaders for all levels of government, business, and social services. Several well-known people, including current President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (first female...

Cox Memorial UMC
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Cox Memorial UMC

Home church of first MEC foreign missionary Methodism in Hallowell dates from October 13, 1793, when Jesse Lee preached in the town. This was probably the first Methodist sermon ever heard in the Kennebec region of Maine. In 1800, a revival was held by Epaphras Kibby, and the first two converts, Charles and Martha Cox,...

Harley, George and Winifred
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Harley, George and Winifred

Founders of Ganta Methodist Mission Station in Liberia Dr. George Way Harley and Winifred Frances Jewell Harley, a botanist, founded and served the Ganta mission station in Nimba County, Liberia, from 1925 to 1960. Dr. Harley was a prolific and dedicated man whose interests could not be confined to one profession. An article in World...

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