The newly formed district includes the states of Illinois and Michigan, with 164 churches and a combined worship attendance of more than 34,000.
The oldest known Wesleyan at age 111, Merle Phillips was known for being both fun-loving and faithful.
The newly formed Great Lakes District of The Wesleyan Church includes churches in Illinois and Michigan.
Maryland church gives to 500+ families, Wesleyan women join Ruby Wood pilgrimage, Iowa pastor joins coalition to better local neighborhood and more.
At 109, Merle Phillips is believed to be the world’s oldest known Wesleyan. She is finally enjoying some downtime, seven years after retiring at age 102.
“It is not a change in direction,” said Rev. Shawn Cossin, 42, new senior pastor of Heritage WC in Illinois. It’s not all about John or me, it’s about what God is doing to prepare us for new seasons.”