On this date, September 2, 1771, Francis Asbury set sail for America. 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 sails for America

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