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Former Missouri pastor remembered, honored

Former Missouri pastor remembered, honored

A simple entry in one of our denomination’s history books led to a search, and a remembrance. The Caruthersville Wesleyan Church in Caruthersville, Missouri, recently obtained a monument for a minister in the church’s history. It was during Pastor Kenny...
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...
History of Wesleyan Education

History of Wesleyan Education

Dr. Wayne Caldwell, in Reformers and Revivalists (p. 398), has this to say about the importance of educational institutions in a denominational context: “…the educational institutions of a church determine that denomination’s strength of leadership, its theological...
Forgotten treasure

Forgotten treasure

Recently, an author’s manuscript of an important book was unearthed in the archives files at The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters in Fishers, Ind. Zambia Shall Be Free (1962) is the autobiography of Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda’s life as well as the story of the...
The True Wesleyan

The True Wesleyan

Created by Orange Scott, The True Wesleyan’s primary focus centered on the anti-slavery movement. It was an weekly publication that has evolved over the years. Shortly after the Wesleyan Methodist Church began in 1843, the paper became the church’s...
The Wesleyan Hour

The Wesleyan Hour

The Wesleyan Hour “Thank-you for joining today’s broadcast of The Wesleyan Hour celebrating 30 years of worldwide ministry”. These were the words that introduced the last broadcast of this enduring ministry. The final message delivered by Dr. Norman G Wilson was...
Our Wesleyan Heritage

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Paul Westphal Thomas Wesleyan Heritage Orange Scott Wesleyan Heritage Micajah McPherson Wesleyan Heritage Mary E Depew Wesleyan Heritage Laura Smith Haviland Wesleyan Heritage Kulp Teter Wesleyan Heritage Knapp Rees Wesleyan Heritage George McDonald Wesleyan Heritage...
General Conference Journals

General Conference Journals

The Official General Conference Minutes of The Wesleyan Church 1968 – Present 1968 – First General Conference, IN 1968 – Thirty-Third General Conference, WMC IN 1968 – Twenty-Sixth International Conference, PHC IN 1972 – Second General...
Antislavery Roots

Antislavery Roots

From its foundation in the United States until the year 1800, Methodism had testified against slavery as a moral evil. Many of its enactments were uncompromising, and all were beyond the position taken by other churches and in advance of public sentiment; although...
Voices From Our Past: Oliver G. Wilson – 7/26/2013

Voices From Our Past: Oliver G. Wilson – 7/26/2013

THE LAND OF WIDENING HORIZONS One of Christianity’s richest blessings is that a man never catches up with his horizons. There is always something not yet attained, some goal not yet reached. No greater tragedy can come to a soul than to have no more unreached...
WPH announces book on Wesleyan history

WPH announces book on Wesleyan history

Wesleyan Publishing House has announced the publication of The Story of The Wesleyan Church by Robert Black and Keith Drury. From its roots in European and American Methodism through the 1968 merger of the Wesleyan Methodist and Pilgrim Holiness Churches to recent...