Trip to Kentucky

I attended a Camp Meeting Leaders Conference held in Wilmore, KY, on October 7-9. I went because of my role as Director of Roxbury Holiness Camp here in PA.

The sessions were held on the campuses of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary. I am an alumnus of the seminary, so it was a delight to be back on campus again.

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As you enter the little town of Wilmore, you see this statue of Francis Asbury (1745-1816), known as the Father of Methodism in America. He was the first Methodist Bishop in America. He traveled some 6,000 miles on horseback each year, often on the rugged frontier roads. Obviously, the two educational institutions in Wilmore are named after him.

Here are three seminary buildings unchanged since I was a student here from 1965-1968. The first is the Administration Building, the second is the Chapel, and the third is B. L.Fisher Library, where I served as janitor.

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As a student I did not travel to Wilmore on horseback.

Behind the library is a life-size statue of John Wesley, shown in outdoor preaching, which was a frequent part of his ministry as an evangelist in England.

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Here is one of the banners on the Seminary campus.

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At the conference it was a special joy to meet Dennis Kinlaw again. He was professor of Old Testament studies when I was a student at the Seminary and has been one of the most influential men in my life.

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One Response

  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures (they also bring back memories for us).

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