Date Founded: 1968
Membership/Number of Clergy: 139,330/3,772 as of 2010.
Headquarters: 13300 Olio Road,1968 Fishers, IN 46037
Schools & Seminaries: Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Southern Wesleyan University and the following approved seminaries: Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University Haggard School of Theology, Evangelical Seminary, George Fox Seminary , Nazarene Theological Seminary, Northeastern Seminary, Wesley Biblical Seminary.
Publications: Wesleyan Life
Core Beliefs: "Wesleyans believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord's Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds."
The church emphasizes sanctification and is part of both the holiness and Methodist movements.
See more details in the Articles of Religion of the Wesleyan Faith.
Short History: Today's Wesleyan Church was created by the combination of Wesleyan Church in America (founded 1843 as a split from the Methodist Episcopal Church over the issue of slavery) and the Pilgrim Holiness Church (founded 1897). The early Wesleyan Church promoted women's rights and voting rights for free blacks.
Local Churches: Several Wesleyan Churches are in the Louisville/Southern IN area. The closest two are Atwood Wesleyan Church, 2201 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40217 US, and Wellman Memorial Wesleyan Church, 3220 Bohannon Ave, Louisville KY 40215.
For other churches use the church finder at http://www.wesleyan.org/findachurch.