Thomas Coke Memorial

Thomas Coke Memorial
Thomas Coke Memorial

1950-2000 / B/W / Ministers, Preachers & Associates / Paper / Photograph / Wesley's Chapel

Photograph in black and white of the memorial to Thomas Coke (1747-1814) at Wesley's Chapel.

John Wesley first met Thomas Coke in 1776 and sent him to America in the 1780s to oversee the development of Methodism there. Later, he became the first Methodist Bishop in America.

Coke was particularly interested in establishing Methodist Missions abroad and overseas, which is why he is often referred to as the father of Methodist missions.