Methodism came to Antigua through the plantation owner Rev. Nathaniel Gilbert (1736-1774), who baptized his slaves and established the first Methodist meeting house on the island.
Gilbert's legacy lived on, and Antigua became one of the first places where women, many of whom freed slaves and black or mixed race, became central to the early development of Methodism. They preached, campaigned actively for the abolition of slavery and helped manage the finances of the local Methodist society. Sarah Moore was one of them although, sadly, little more is known of her life.