This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 6/12/2013

In the late 1830s Texas Methodism consisted of about a dozen communities of Methodist farmers and merchants. Many of them were extended families who had immigrated from the United States while Texas was still a part of Mexico. Some of the immigrants had been preachers in the United States. Others had been class leaders and exhorters. In 1837 the first officially appointed missionaries to Texas spent most of their time riding between these Methodists neighborhoods and organizing them into regular stops on a circuit...


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