Methodism's American Saint: Bishop Francis Asbury

He's been called the architect of the American Methodist Church. Francis Asbury spent 45 years carrying his message, usually on horseback and through rough terrain, across the American territories. He died on March 31, 1816 and within 75 years of his death, his efforts had helped make Methodism the largest Protestant church body in America.

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Find resources from the Commission on Archives and History to celebrate the legacy of Francis Asbury. And learn more about church history by visiting the website for the Commission on Archives and History.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tennessee.

This video was first posted on March 21, 2016.