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Miriam’s Timbrel

Miriam’s Timbrel

This small hymnal published in 1853 for the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America is emblematic of the commitment to social issues displayed by the Wesleyans from their formation in 1843.  Along with sections entited Revivals and Heavenly Prospects, most...
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...
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...
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...