Maker John Paradise
Reviser Troy O. Bickham
Asbury, Francis (1745–1816), a founder of the American Methodist Episcopal church, was born on 20 August 1745 at Hamstead Bridge, in the parish of Handsworth, Staffordshire. He was the only son of Joseph Asbury and Eliza Rogers, both farmers and devout followers of Methodism. He was educated at a local school until the age of twelve; he began to preach, as a local preacher, at the age of eighteen, and having been admitted as an itinerant preacher at the age of twenty-one, travelled throughout ...
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Sharon A. Roger Hepburn
Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He experienced the harsh realities of slavery early in life. He saw his father receive 100 lashes and then have his ear cut off as punishment for defending his mother from the plantation overseer. His father was then sold south and was never heard from again. ...
Marguerite Van Die
Palmer [née Worrall], Phoebe (1807–1874), Methodist Episcopal evangelist and exponent of holiness, was born on 18 December 1807 in New York, USA, the fourth of nine surviving children of Henry Worrall (1771–1847), engine manufacturer, and his wife, Dorothea, née Wade (d...