Symposium Celebrates 200 Years of Methodism on the Western Frontier

A two-day event celebrating Methodism’s history on the Western Frontier will take place Sept. 21, 2019 at Southeast Missouri State University, 1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

This exciting and informative event will examine the spread of Methodism west of the Mississippi River and will feature a range of topics including African Americans in Early American Methodism, Methodism & Western Expansion, Midwestern Mason-Dixon Methodism, John Wesley’s Optimism of Grace and more.

Speakers for the event include Dr. Henry H. Knight III, Dr. Robert J. Williams, Dr. John Wigger, Dr. Frank Nickell, Rev. Dr. John Gooch, Rev. Dr. Russell Richey, Larry Tucker, Dr. William Eddleman, Dr. Adam Criblez an the Hon. Stephen Limbaugh Jr.

Site visits to McKendree Chapel, the oldest Protestant church West of the Mississippi River, are also part of the agenda.

To register for the event, visit Registration is $40 and includes lunch, dinner, breaks and a copy of the book Old McKendree Chapel by Frank C. Turner. Students may attend for free.

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