The official repository of historical documents for The Wesleyan Church worldwide

The Archives of The Wesleyan Church houses the official repository of historical documents for the Church worldwide.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

Documents include General Conference and district conference minutes, local church histories and historical data from Wesleyan educational institutions. There are also biographies of founders and leaders of the denomination, as well as others who have been committed to evangelism, missions and social justice concerns. The missions arm of the Church provides a global perspective to the Archives collection documenting the growth and development of Wesleyan missions worldwide.

To provide greater access to the wealth of historical information in the archival collection, documents are now being digitized.

Contact Archives:

Mon-Thu 8:00-4:30pm ET

How to Donate:
If you have any materials that you believe have historical value to The Wesleyan Church, please contact the Archives and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Materials of Interest:
Books, theses, dissertations, biographies, local church histories, studies and statistical information related to holiness denominations (in general) and The Wesleyan Church in particular, along with any and all materials that reflect the character and nature of The Wesleyan Church from 1843 to today.

From the Archives

Five Sermons and a Tract

Five Sermons and a Tract

This book is a compilation of six pamphlets written by Luther Lee, one of the founders of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. Lee, along with Orange Scott, was forced to leave the Methodist Episcopal Church over his anti-slavery views. Lee was a pastor,...

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“Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart.” -John Wesley

John Wesley

What is a true Wesleyan?

A representative system was devised by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection to answer the question, "What is a True Wesleyan?"

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