This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 7/18/2011

Henry Stephenson starts camp meeting in Sabine county, July 17, 1834.

Although William Stevenson preached to settlements along the Red River well before 1820, and the Arkansas Conference regularly supplied preachers to circuits along the Sulfur River in northeastern Texas well before 1834, Henry Stephenson’s grand tour of camp meetings in the summer of 1834 has captured the imagination of Texas Methodist historians more than those earlier Methodist activities in northeastern Texas.


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