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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Young Married Boomed Wesley Growth

When Wesley was founded in 1910 the member list was just over one hundred people. In 1921, however, the membership books revealed 815 people on the list.  The growth was due to a combination of factors.  The pastors of the day emphasized evangelistic outreach and programs to address the needs of all ages. In addition, the community was expanding, improved inner urban trolleys, and the advent of the automobile made the once long distances fade away.  Wesley was in the right place at the right time for massive growth. Here is a cropped photo of the 'Young Married Peoples Class" of May 22, 1921.

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A special "Friends of Wesley" group is made of individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to support the historic preservation of the century old and historically significant Wesley Methodist Church (Wesley United Methodist Church) founded in 1910.

The inspiring windows dating to 1928 honored people significant to local Oklahoma City history but also to the history of Oklahoma Methodism.

The church founding and development was guided by lay people who were leaders in Oklahoma City development in real estate, banking, business, and education.

It stands as a rare remaining example of Methodist Churches in the English Gothic style and as work by a significant early architectural firm.

Donations may be sent to:

Church Treasurer
Wesley United Methodist Church
1401 NW 25th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma