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Chuck Knows Church: Francis Asbury

In this brief documentary, Chuck Knows Church retraces the life of the first American Methodist Bishop, Francis Asbury. Asbury came from England to the American territories where he spent the rest of his life traveling on horseback and preaching.

“The Methodist message that he brought was that God’s love can be experienced by everyone and that once it’s experienced by everyone the Holy Spirit takes up residence in your life and makes a difference,” says The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, General Secretary of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History. Asbury's efforts helped make Methodism the largest Protestant church body in America.