FM History Update-September 28, 2016

A new issue of the FM History Update e-newsletter has been sent out. In it the Director of the Historical Center, Cathy Robling, writes about her experiences visiting different Free Methodist archives around the country. It focuses specifically on her recent visit to the archive of Oakdale Christian Academy in Jackson, Kentucky. You can take […]

New Light and Life Hour Broadcasts Added

Three more Light and Life Hour broadcasts hosted by Robert F. Andrews were recently added to our website. The broadcasts are titled as follows: “Seeing is Believing” from August 20, 1967; “A Kiss, A Curse, and A Cross” from August 27, 1967; and “When the World Is on Fire, There is Only One Doorway to […]

Summer 2016 Historical Society Newsletter

The Summer edition of the Historical Society Newsletter is now out. You can read about the history of the Marston Memorial Historical Center and Free Methodism’s place in the abolitionist movement during the 19th Century. Also included is a review of Dr. Geordan Hammond’s book John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity. This book discusses […]

FM History Update-June 28, 2016

We sent out a new FM History Update today. It has information about new Discipleship materials we put up on the website and a recent visitor we had. You can take a look at it here If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can do that here.

Discipleship Materials

At the request of many of our pastors and lay people, out of print discipleship material is being made available on our website as well as on the resource page of Click the title to see Decision to Discipleship and the Timothy Lessons.

Free Methodist Oral Histories

One of the ongoing goals of the Historical Center is to collect oral histories of individuals to help tell the Free Methodist story. To find out how to help collect these oral histories, follow this link to read our oral histories page. It includes a instruction guide on how to conduct an oral history interview, […]

FM History Update-May 17, 2016

The latest edition of the FM History Update is out. The main article gives an update on the Digital Library project the Historical Center recently undertook alongside the Asbury Seminary Library. It also tells you where you can find the books that have been digitized. To read this and more, follow this link. To sign […]

Marston Memorial Historical Center and Asbury Theological Seminary Collaboration

This year, the Marston Memorial Historical Center and the B.L. Fisher Library of Asbury Theological Seminary have begun a partnership to produce digitized materials and reprints of important historical works from the Free Methodist tradition through Asbury Theological Seminary’s First Fruits Press. Of an initial 25 projects proposed, some books have been finished and are […]

Spring 2016 Historical Society Newsletter

You can now read the Spring 2016 edition of the Historical Society’s newsletter. There is a very interesting article about the Pentecost Band Work written by Vivian Dake for The Free Methodist in 1885. You can read updates on the activities taking place at the Historical Center and you will definitely enjoy Dr. Paul Patton’s […]

Celebrating Church Milestones

The Free Methodist denomination is 156 years old as of August 23, 2016. Many of our churches have and will continue to celebrate significant anniversaries. How do you start? What can you do? We’ve provided a few ideas in this PowerPoint presentation on what to do to recognize and celebrate your church history. Start planning […]