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The Wesleyan Advocate and Wesleyan Life

The Wesleyan Advocate and Wesleyan Life

The Wesleyan Advocate was the official publication of The Wesleyan Church upon merger in 1968 of two magazines, the Wesleyan Methodist published since 1842, and the Pilgrim Holiness Advocate published since 1901. It was the main voice of the church recording district...
William Baxter Godbey

William Baxter Godbey

William B. Godbey (1833-1920) was one of the most significant evangelists in the early stages of the Wesleyan-holiness movement. He was born in Pulaski, Kentucky, and raised in the Methodist Church. In 1853, he was licensed by the Methodist Episcopal Church to preach...
A Heritage of Gospel Songs and Hymns

A Heritage of Gospel Songs and Hymns

“…What men sing in the worship of God is both an expression of what they are in moral and spiritual character, and also has a powerful part in the formation of character. If a man sings an irreverent song he thereby shows that he has a low estimate of the...
Church Disciplines

Church Disciplines

Historical Chart – The Wesleyan Church Historical Chart For The Wesleyan Church 1968-2012 The Wesleyan Church 1968-TWC-Discipline 1972-TWC-Discipline 1976-TWC-Discipline 1980-TWC-Discipline 1984-TWC-Discipline 1988-TWC-Discipline 1992-TWC-Discipline...
Oscar Winner shares link with The Wesleyan Church

Oscar Winner shares link with The Wesleyan Church

The movie winning the Oscar for Best Motion Picture in 2014 was 12 Years a Slave. It recounted the story of Solomon Northrup, a free resident of New York State who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He languished in slavery for twelve years in Lousiana...
GP WorldView / Wesleyan World

GP WorldView / Wesleyan World

GP World View is a quarterly newsletter published by Global Partners, the missionary arm of The Wesleyan Church. GP WorldView shares and reports on the ministry of Global Partners’ missionaries around the world. GP WorldView 2000’s 2008 GP World View 2009...
Celebrating the Missionary Spirit – Claudia Peyton (1894-1984)

Celebrating the Missionary Spirit – Claudia Peyton (1894-1984)

Claudia Peyton – Zambia, Africa “Wait Lord, how long? My heart doth cry,My soul doth long to go.” As a teenager, Claudia Peyton was determined to fulfill God’s call for her life to serve the African people, but the journey would be anything but easy. In order...
Voices From Our Past – Archives

Voices From Our Past – Archives

The Land Of Widening Horizons – Oliver G. Wilson 7/26/2013 Forgiveness Is A Gift, But… – George E. Failing 9/16/2013 Beyond Our Reach? – Robert W. McIntyer 9/30/2013 Wait Upon The Lord – Paul W. Thomas 10/14/2013 My Hope – George E....
Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – George and Mary Clarke

Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – George and Mary Clarke

George and Mary Clarke – Sierra Leone In 1887 at the General Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, a decision was made to open our first foreign mission in Sierra Leone, Africa. It was established at Kunso in the northern part of Sierra Leone in 1889. No...
Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – Rebecca Bibbee (1922-2009)

Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – Rebecca Bibbee (1922-2009)

Rebecca Bibbee – Central India Rebecca Bibbee, a woman of extraordinary compassion and faith dedicated her life to serving the people of Central India. Experiencing a call to missions at the age of 15, Rebecca would spend fifty years of her life mothering...
Voices From Our Past: Paul W. Thomas – 10/14/2013

Voices From Our Past: Paul W. Thomas – 10/14/2013

Wait Upon The Lord Blessed is that person who, early in their Christian life, learns to wait upon the Lord. The psalmist said, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the...
Classic Wesleyan Sermons

Classic Wesleyan Sermons

Why Keep Preaching? Some scholars and preachers are suggesting that preaching has run its course. They say the craft served its purpose back when we were a word-based culture, but today a monologue seems like an outdated mode of communication. The proclamation of...
Voices From Our Past: Robert W. McIntyre – 9/30/2013

Voices From Our Past: Robert W. McIntyre – 9/30/2013

Beyond Our Reach? Known only to parents is the sense of achievement and pride mingled with concern and uneasiness which accompanies a maturing child’s first semi-permanent departure from home. Care, shelter, protection, guidance, counsel, support – for...
Dr. Roy S. Nicholson

Dr. Roy S. Nicholson

The Twenty-Seventh General Conference wisely turned to Roy S. Nicholson to be its full-time president and carry forward its agenda. He tackled this herculean task, as he said, “with fear and trembling.” There were no precedents to follow, only past...
Voices From Our Past: George E. Failing – 9/16/2013

Voices From Our Past: George E. Failing – 9/16/2013

Forgiveness Is A Gift, But… Forgiveness is a gift, but respect and confidence must be earned. Many of life’s finest blessings are gifts. Life itself is a gift, in fact, not one of us “earned” it! Native abilities are gifts. Musical and...
About The Archives

About The Archives

The Archives of The Wesleyan Church houses the official repository of historical documents for the Church worldwide including documents of the Pilgrim Holiness Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church prior to their merger in June of 1968 as well as later additions from...