On this date, August 20, 1745, Francis Asbury was born. Eventually he attended a Methodist Conference when John Wesley asked for volunteers to go to America. Wesley ended up selecting Asbury.

When Asbury arrived to America he developed circuits and rode five thousand miles a year preaching. He distributed thousands of pieces of literature, preached seventeen thousand sermons, ordained three thousand preachers, and founded five colleges, becoming America’s first Methodist bishop.

He is buried in Baltimore Maryland in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Francis Asbury is born

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