Circuit Rider Preachers: True Stories

In April I enjoyed speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at North Carolina State University. I discussed the life of the circuit rider preacher and then shared true stories gleaned from the journals the preachers kept and newspaper articles. Many were funny but some were sad. One circuit rider preacher was lynched in Fort Worth, Texas during the 1850s because he opposed slavery. I was surprised when one member of the audience admitted she had never heard of a circuit rider preacher. I will return to OLLI in September to teach about Boy’s Corn Clubs and Girl’s Tomato Clubs.

Circuit Rider – Image from the General Commission on Archives and History for the United Methodist Church, Drew University.

About Gary Moore

Gary Moore is a retired professor from North Carolina State University. He is an award-winning teacher and has made presentations in 41 states, 3 Canadian provinces and on 4 continents.
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