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Charles Wesley

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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Million
Industry: Theologians
Residence: Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 18 December 1707
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: March 29, 1788

Charles Wesley was bornon 18 December 1707 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, British, is Poet. With more than 6500 hymns under his belt, each of which gave and still gives a soulful rendition of his beliefs and thoughts and an easy way to preach the words of Gospel, Charles Wesley was truly a messenger of God. Coming from a family wherein his father served as a rector, priesthood was natural choice for Charles to take up. However, the path wasn’t an easy one as he was left disheartened and depressed with people rejecting his belief. However, Charles soon experienced a conversion which not only changed him but made preaching a lot comfortable. He soon walked the path of George Whitefield open-air preaching method, which led to the initiation of the Methodist denomination of Christianity, of which he was one of the founding members. No sooner, Charles Wesley through his hymns informed the ignorant about the Gospel. His hymns, till date are popular sung in the Methodist circles. They are a part of the Methodist hymn book ‘Hymns and Psalms’. Many of his hymns have been translated into other languages, and form the foundation for Methodist hymnals, as the Swedish Metodist-Episkopal-Kyrkans Psalmbok printed in Stockholm in 1892.


In 2007, the Irish postal service honoured him on his 300th anniversary by issuing a 78c stamp in memory of him


In 1995, given his long list of enticing and enduring hymnody, he was inducted in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame by the Gospel Music Association, as a means to recognize his musical contributions


Furthermore, he is commemorated on March 3rd in the Calendar of Saints of the Episcopal Church, on March 24th in the Anglican calendar and on March 29th in the Calendar of Commemorations by The Order of Saint Luke


He breathed his last on March 29, 1788 and is interred in the churchyard of Marylebone Parish Church, as per his wish


The family first stayed in Bristol and later shifted to London in 1778, where they remained up until 19th century


Fondly known as Sally, she accompanied him and John in their evangelistic journeys until 1753


In 1749, he tied the knot with Sarah Gwynne, daughter of a wealthy Welsh magistrate Marmaduke Gwynne


Dejected and despaired, he undertook a journey backwards to England in 1736


In 1735, he attained a Master’s degree in classical languages and literature and emulated his father and brother by joining the Church


His brother, John joined the group in 1729 becoming its leader and moulding it according to his own motives


It was at Oxford that he formed a prayer group in 1727 comprising of fellow students


In 1716, he enrolled at the Westminster School in London

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