Many Methodist’s have heard of John Wesley, who along with his brother Charles, are considered the founders of Methodism. However, very few people probably know of Francis Asbury, who is considered the founder of American Methodism. We recently had a worship service devoted to Francis Asbury to see what we can learn from this man who died 200 years ago.
If you are interested in learning a bit more about Francis Asbury here are some links for more information.
A short bio of Asbury from Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA
The Magazine Christian History has a whole issue devoted to Asbury.
Here are two videos that give an over view of Asbury’s life and influence.
And one from Chuck Knows Church
Interested in other parts of Methodist History? The United Methodist Church’s website has a variety of articles about the History of Methodism