Happy Birthday Free Methodist Church!

154 years ago the Free Methodist denomination was organized on August 23, 1860 in a camp meeting grove in Pekin, New York. According to Bishop Leslie Marston’s From Age to Age a Living Witness, pg 252 & 253 “The Challenge:  The call for a convention at Pekin, NY to be held in conjunction with a camp meeting […]

Top Ten Reasons for Being a Free Methodist

The Marston Memorial Historical Center now has T-shirts for sale. They feature a stylized portrait of B.T. and Ellen Roberts on the front and a list of the Top Ten Reasons for Being a Free Methodist on the back.       For more information, previews, and how to order the shirts click here.

The Springboard of Free Methodism- Western Convention

July 1, 1860 The Western Convention, which soon would become the Illinois Conference of the Free Methodist Church, was organized near St. Charles, Illinois.  Click on the link to read more. Western Convention FMC

Ken Leech Video-Marks of an Effective Ministry

A new video pertaining to the Reverend Ken Leech has been added to our video collection. In it, he spoke about his ministry at the home of George and Mayno Delamarter (Stanwood, WA) in 1989. He was a pastor, church planter and superintendent for the Free Methodist Church in the United Kingdom. Before Ken became […]

Summer 2014 Newsletter

The Summer 2014 issue of the Free Methodist Historical Society Newsletter is now available. This issue is a tribute to 61 years of Free Methodist Bible quizzing. Rev. Mike Hopper and Rev. Vaughn Robart share their personal involvement with quizzing. You won’t want to miss reading about the newest items donated to the Historical Center […]

Recent Additions to the Historical Center

The Historical Center recently received the original altar from the Albion, NY Free Methodist Church. We also received an original window from the church. Zhonda Haase is on the Ohio Conference Historical Committee and served on the BOA for several years. She initiated this project and had this to say about it: Since the late […]

Light and Life Hour: June 5, 1955

The June 5, 1955 broadcast of the Light and Life Hour has been added to the Historical Center’s site. The broadcast’s theme was the 150th Psalm while the speaker was Myron Boyd. The announcer for this broadcast was Sid Hayman and the soloist was Hubert Wash. There were also testimonies from LaVerne Matthews, Marjorie Snyder, […]

Spring 2014 Newsletter

The new issue of the Free Methodist Historical Society Newsletter is attached. You’ll enjoy the feature article “More Radical Than First Wave Feminism?” by Benjamin Wayman, comments from our new editor, Christy Mesaros-Winckles, a book review of John F. Hay Jr.’s new ebook and more. Feel free to share this with your friends and family. […]

“More Radical than First Wave Feminism? The Gospel According to B.T. Roberts” by Benjamin D. Wayman

In Marston’s Spring 2014 newsletter we published an abbreviated version for Ben Wayman’s scholarship on B.T. Roberts’ Ordaining Women and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s The Woman’s Bible. Here is the extended version of the “More Radical than First Wave Feminism? The Gospel According to B.T. Roberts.” Wayman’s work will be appearing in an upcoming issue of […]

Hungarian Free Methodist History Video

Larry Winckles, the Europe Area Administrator for the Free Methodist World Missions, and Péter Tóth created a video in Hungarian that describes the history of the Free Methodist Church in general and as it relates to Hungary. We have added this video to our films page. You can find the video here on the Films […]