Francis Asbury

Francis Asbury (ăz'bərē, -bĕ-), (August 20, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now The United Methodist Church in the United States. As a young man in October 1771, English-born Francis Asbury traveled to America and, during his 45-year ministry in America, he devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback or by carriage thousands of miles to faithfully deliver sermons to those living on the frontier. Bishop Asbury's tireless leadership helped spread Methodism in America. He also launched several schools during his lifetime, although his own formal education was limited. His journal too left a lasting legacy and is valuable to scholars for its account of frontier society, as well as giving insights into his personal life and ministry.

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Francis Asbury - Namesakes
... Asbury's boyhood home, Bishop Asbury Cottage, in Sandwell, England, is now a museum ... Cokesbury College (1785 - burned 1796) in honor of Asbury and Thomas Coke, drawing some concern from John Wesley ... least five schools have been named after Asbury Two are in Wilmore, Kentucky Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary ...
Dennis F. Kinlaw - Writings
... Preaching in the Spirit (Francis Asbury Press, 1985) The Mind of Christ (Francis Asbury Press, 1998) We Live as Christ (Francis Asbury Press, 2001) This Day with the Master 365 ...

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