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Coke, Thomas

(1747–1814). Welsh cleric. B. Brecon (Brecknock), Wales; Angl. pastor 1770–76 Somersetshire; joined Wesley movement 1777; itinerant minister in and about London; 1st pres. Irish conf. 1782; drafted Meth. miss. program; to Am. with J. Wesley's instructions for organization of Am. Meth. ch. and as supt. 1784; ordained F. Asbury* as supt. of Am. chs. 1784; made 9 trips to Am. 1784–1803; tried to unite Angl. and Meth. chs. in Eng. and Episc. and Meth. chs. in Am.; headed 1st Meth. miss. committee; its pres. 1804–14: successful in for. miss. efforts. See also Methodist Churches, 4.


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