This Week in Texas Methodist History
Lost Methodist Preachers Guided to Safety by Sounds of Hymns February, 1839.
The names of Ruter, Fowler, and Alexander are well-known as the first officially appointed Methodist preachers to the Texian Mission in 1837. They were soon followed by others some of whom stayed only briefly. Lewell Campbell, for example, volunteered for Texas, but was appointed to Louisiana. Two of the most interesting “short-timers” to the Republic of Texas were Schuyler Hoes and Abel Stevens.