About the Author
John G. McEllhenney, a retired clergy member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, served United Methodist churches for forty years. He also taught courses in United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity for three theological schools, and his writings in those and related fields have been published in a number of books and periodicals.
Charles Yrigoyen, Jr., a retired clergy member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has been a local church pastor, college teacher and chaplain, and for twenty-four years the General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and history. He has taught at five theological seminaries and has written or edited eight books and numerous articles.
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1992 Frederick E. Maser, a former pastor and district superintendent in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, is a well-known authority on the early days of Wesleyanism in America.
Kenneth E. Rowe, a retired clergy member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the premier bibliographer of American United Methodism, was for 31 years Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History at Drew University, as well as Professor of Church History in the Theological and Graduate Schools. He is also Emeritus Professor of Church History and Methodist Archives Librarian at Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey.