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This classic work is a must for any student of Oklahoma , social , Methodist or Religious history. It was compiled as three branches of Methodism were preparing to unite (the Methodist Episcopal South, the Methodist Episcopal North and the Methodist Protestant Church) in 1939.
The purpose was to insure that the unique story of the M.E., North and its work in Oklahoma would be preserved. It covers the early work in Indian Territory in the 1850 formation of the Indian Missionary Conference and builds from there to cover the expansion into other regions in the state, educational works, and early churches and pioneers. The work of the women, missions, education and ministry are well covered. It preserved a great deal of important history that would have been lost otherwise.
The work includes biographies of notable trail blazers, biographies of select early churches, and some photos of early churches, parsonages, leaders, and community supporters.
Story of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Oklahoma: Authorized by the Oklahoma Annual Conference, October 22, 1938. Compiled by H.E. Brill. Oklahoma City: University Press (OCU), 1939. 223pg.
[Marilyn A. Hudson, M.L.I.S.]