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Francis Asbury
b. August 20, 1745 – d. March 31, 1816 • Bishop • Methodist • Religious group founder
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Asbury, Francis
Asbury, Francis (1745–1816). One of the two first Methodist bishops in America. Sent to America by J. *Wesley in 1771, he was very soon given supervision of all Methodist work in the country. When the American Methodists became a separate organization in 1784, he and Thomas *Coke became joint superintendents.
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Asbury, Francis
Asbury, Francis(1745–1816). Methodist bishop Francis Asbury was born in Hamstead Bridge, England, on Aug. 20, 1745. He was licensed as a preacher at age 21 and admitted to the Wesleyan Conference. In 1771 he was sent by John Wesley as a missionary to America, where he covered thousands of miles each
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Asbury, Francis
Asbury, Francis (1745–1816). Early leader in the Methodist movement, born near Birmingham, England. A local preacher at age eighteen and an itinerant evangelist at twenty-one, in the Methodist conference of 1771 he offered to go as a missionary to the British colonies in North America. His effectiveness
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Asbury, Francis
Asbury, Francis (1745–1816). In 1771 John *Wesley sent fellow Englishman Francis Asbury as a Methodist missionary to America, where he displayed extraordinary organizational gifts and was chiefly responsible for the success and early growth of Methodism in the New World. When the American Methodist church
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Francis Asbury
Denominational FoundersFrancis AsburyMethodist on horseback“Under the rush of his [Asbury’s] utterance, people sprang to their feet as if summoned to the judgment bar of God.”—Biographer Ezra TippleSome today might call him a workaholic. Or maybe just utterly dedicated. English-born Francis
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Asbury, Francis
Asbury, Francis (1745–1816). Father of Methodism in the United States, Asbury was born near Birmingham, England. His parents, though poor, gave him a warmly religious upbringing and encouraged him to meet with Methodists for study and prayer after a religious awakening at age thirteen. He soon began
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Asbury, Francis (1745–1816)
ASBURY, FRANCIS (1745–1816)Francis Asbury, though English, was the principal architect of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA. He was born in Handsworth, Staffordshire, and as a teenage apprentice was drawn to evangelical preaching and then to Wesleyan *Methodism. He became a class leader in the
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Asbury, Francis
ASBURY, FRANCIS (1745–1816)Father of American MethodismBorn in Handsworth, Staffordshire, four miles from Birmingham (England) of poor parents who had been among the early converts of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley, Asbury was converted at the age of fourteen. He began lay preaching when only sixteen