On this date, July 14, 1868, 148 years ago today, the National Camp Meeting Association for the Promotion of Holiness opened its camp meeting in Manheim Pennsylvania. The crowd grew to as many as 25,000 people including over 300 preachers.
On this date, January 31, 1756, Hester Ann (Roe) Rogers was born. Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire England, she met and married James Hester. They ministered then in Ireland at Dublin and Cork, and then in London England. Hester eventually was
On this date, January 30, 1891, James Caughey died. Caughey was a Methodist preacher who emphasized revival and holiness. Many were converted in Canada under his preaching.
On this date, January 25, 1736, John Wesley was in a storm at sea with the Moravians. This is his entry from his journal. At seven I went to the Germans. I had long before observed the great seriousness of
On this date, January 24, 1714, Howell Harris was born. He was one of the main leaders of the Welsh Methodist revival in the 18th century, along with Daniel Rowland and William Williams Pantycelyn.
On this date, January 20, 1669, Susanna Wesley was born. She was the twenty-fifth child to her parents, Dr. Samuel and Mary (White) Annesley. She was the mother of prominent Methodists John and Charles as well as seventeen other children.
On this date, January 8, 1833, Richard Watson died. Watson was a British Methodist theologian who was one of the most important figures in 19th century Methodism.
On this date, January 4, 1828, Alfred Cookman was born. Cookman was a 19th century holiness preacher. It is said that his dying words were, “I’m sweeping thru the gates, washed by the blood of the Lamb.”
On this date, January 2, 1782, John and Mary Fletcher moved to Madeley England. Once considered by some to be the successor to John Wesley, he died before Wesley did. One of Methodism’s earliest and brightest theologians, he often wrote
This prayer which John Wesley adapted for use in Methodist services for the “Renewal of the believer’s covenant with God” is an appropriate prayer as we begin 2016. I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what