This list deals with those who are notable in the history or culture of all
Methodist churches. For other Methodists who are not notable in Methodist history or culture, see Category:Methodists. Clergy [edit ] Bernhard Anderson - Old Testament scholar. Ephraim Kingsbury Avery, New England minister long thought to be the first American clergyman tried for murder Canaan Banana - First President of Zimbabwe. John C. A. Barrett - Chairman of the World Methodist Council, William Black (Methodist) - Linked to Nova Scotia. Henry Boehm - Centenarian. George Bramwell Evens - Nature writer of the Romani people. Rev. Dr. Henry Brown- Methodist Minister and author of The Impending Peril: Or, Methodism and Amusement William Gannaway Brownlow - Governor of Tennessee. Byron Cage - Gospel singer. ( African Methodist Episcopal Church) Thomas Charles - Welsh language author. (Of the Calvinistic Methodists) Zerah Colburn (math prodigy) - Became a minister, after youth as a mental calculator. Walter T. Colquitt - Circuit-riding Methodist preacher who served in the US House of Representatives and the Senate. William Edwards (architect) - Welsh designer of bridges. Edward Eggleston - Also author. Calvin Fairbank - Abolitionist. Robert Newton Flew - Theologian and ecumenist. Orange Scott - First president Wesleyan Methodist Connexion. Adam Crooks - Wesleyan Methodist Connexion. Arno Clemens Gaebelein - Also a writer. Leslie Griffiths - Life peer in the House of Lords. Adam Hamilton (pastor) - Senior pastor of the 17,000 member United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Harold P. Hamilton - Kentucky Wesleyan College President. Hill, Rowland - founder of Surrey Chapel, London and early advocate of vaccination Silas Hocking - Novelist and preacher. John Hogan - US Congressman and preacher. Andrew Hunter (Methodist preacher) - "Father of Arkansas Methodism" and a politician. Leonard Isitt (minister) - New Zealand Methodist minister. James W. Kemp - Minister known for writing about Dr. Seuss as he relates to Christianity. Samuel Kobia - General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Lowen Kruse - Nebraska state senator. Augustus Baldwin Longstreet - Known as a humorist. William Losee - Canadian circuit rider. Sarah Mallett - Preacher. William Morley Punshon - Preaching/Lecturing. Kathleen Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow - First woman president of the Methodist Conference. Egerton Ryerson - Ryerson University is named for him. William Ryerson - Political figure. Tex Sample - Sociologist of religion. William J. Simmons - Founder of the second (suspended minister) Ku Klux Klan Ndabaningi Sithole - Founder of the Zimbabwe African National Union and a Methodist minister. [1 ] John Karefa-Smart - Leader of the United National People's Party of Sierra Leone. Donald Soper - Christian socialist and pacifist. Edward Sugden - First master of Queen's College (University of Melbourne). Wilbur Fisk Tillett - Clergyman and educator. Charles Tindley - Gospel music composer. Channing Heggie Tobias - Member of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Ray Vaughn - Christian musician and evangelist. Simon Topping - Activist on poverty causes like Make Poverty History. Cecil Williams - Involved in HIV/AIDS causes. Bishops [edit ] See for United Methodist Church bishops List of Methodist Bishops. Missionaries [edit ] Theologians [edit ] See for 19th century names List of Methodist theologians. Laity [edit ]
This concerns those not of the Methodist clergy who are still of importance to the history or culture of Methodists.
Educators [edit ] Musicians [edit ] Politicians [edit ]
Note: The religion of these non-clergy Methodists should relate to their historical significance.
Scientists [edit ]
Note: They should have some involvement in religion and science discussion in order to be relevant.
Writers (Including hymn-writers) [edit ] Fictional characters [edit ] [15 ] [16 ] Superman - also known as Clark Kent or Kal-El. Superman is the archetypal costumed super-hero. He is clearly the most influential character in the comic book super-hero genre. The character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, both of whom were Jewish. The character of Superman, however, has always been depicted as having been raised with a solidly Protestant upbringing by his adoptive Midwestern parents - Jonathan and Martha Kent. Of Clark's parents, Martha is the more devout churchgoer. Clark Kent was raised as a Methodist. The Kents are Methodists, although Jonathan is not as regular a churchgoer as his wife. Superboy - also known as Conner Kent or Kon-El Superboy is a clone made from the DNA of Superman (who was raised as a Methodist) and Lex Luthor (a Nietzschean atheist). Superboy was being raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who were also the adoptive parents of Clark Kent, the Kryptonian infant orphan who grew up to be Superman. Jonathan and Martha Kent - Clark and Conner Kent's adopted parents. Supergirl - real name is Linda Danvers, the fictional character of Supergirl (the post-Crisis version written prominently by Peter David during the late 1980s and 1990s) was an active Methodist. Supergirl's minister, Rev. Larry Varvel, was based on a real-life Methodist minister of the same name. Sylvia Danvers - Supergirl's (Linda Danvers) Mother, a church assistant studying for the ministry. Hank, Peggy, and Bobby Hill along with majority of King of the Hill characters attend Arlen First Methodist Church. Atoman - also known as Craig Wallace, one of the Seven Sentinels Amanda Waller—also known as The Wall, White Queen, and Black King—leader of the Suicide Squad and Checkmate. Francine Peters-Silver - one of the characters in Strangers in Paradise. Church Mice - a comic strip character created by Karl Zorowski. [17 ] Samuel and Rose Sayer are Methodst missionaries played by Robert Morley and Katharine Hepburn in John Huston's film adaption of C.S. Forester's novel, The African Queen. Notes [edit ]