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New Garden Celebrates Church, College Founders

By Jeff Finley

Bishop Emeritus Gerald Bates speaks about the legacy of B.T. and Ellen Roberts during the Founders Garden dedication. | Photograph by Kevin Smart

Leaders of the Free Methodist Church – USA and Roberts Wesleyan College celebrated their …

Exclusive Theatre at GC11

By Christy Mesaros-Winckles

Spring Arbor University Professor Paul Patton brings Free Methodism’s principal founder to life in a series of short plays “Rescue the Perishing: The Road Traveled by B.T. and Ellen Roberts” each evening at 5 p.m. during General …

Free Methodists Visit Key Sites of Church History

By Christy Mesaros-Winckles

Vast farmland, orchards and rolling hills dot the landscape of western New York.

This is the land of Benjamin Titus (B.T.) Roberts. New York state is where he served as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church,

A Talk With the Bishops

Have you ever wanted to sit down and talk with the Bishops? The feeling is mutual. The Board of Bishops has a strong vision for General Conference 2011 and it’s their desire to share it with the denomination. They will …

Free Methodist Missionary Grace Allen, 1888

Sesqui-reflection: Grace Allen

by Kate McGinn, Free Methodist archivist

Every picture tells a story — but only one.

Free Methodist Missionary Grace Allen, 1888Consider this photograph of missionary Grace Allen, taken in 1888, as she embarked for South Africa. Happiness brims beneath her calm expression. She appears poised, …

FM Principal Founders B. T. and Ellen Roberts

150 Years in Photographs

FM Principal Founders B. T. and Ellen RobertsThe Free Methodist Church of North America has had a busy 150 years. With a picture worth a thousand words, the Marston Memorial Historical Center thought photographs would be a wonderful way to share the Church’s impressive and inspiring history.…