The United Methodist Church in 2021 is a product of a worldwide mission that began some 300 years ago. It starts in England, travels to the American continent with the colonists and quickly spreads around the globe.

To read about the history of the United Methodist Church, click here.

Francis Asbury

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.

Bishop Francis Asbury, 1745-1816

If you are interested in learning a bit more about Francis Asbury here are two videos that give an overview 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