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Newburgh, New York 12551

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Together with Philip William Otterbein, Reformed Church pastor; Methodist preacher Jacob Albright, and Martin Boehm, Asbury created the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784, and became one of its first bishops.

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One of the decisive factors in the eventual formation of the United Brethren in Christ occurred when Philip William Otterbein met Martin Boehm in Isaac Long's Barn in Lancaster County.

At the end of Boehm's sermon, Otterbein went forward, embraced Boehm and exclaimed, "Wir sind Brüder!
Nine years later, Martin Boehm was elected a bishop of the newly formed United Brethren in Christ, along with Philip William Otterbein, pastor of the German Evangelical Reform Church in Baltimore.
The followers of Jacob Albright, Philip William Otterbein, and Martin Boehm came together in 1946 when the Evangelical Church and the United Brethren in Christ united to for the Evangelical United Brethren.

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Philip Otterbein
Bishop Otterbein was a German-American clergyman and founder of the United Brethren in Christ. After pastoral work in Germany, he came to America in 1752 as a missionary of the German Reformed Church to the wayward "Dutch" in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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They were Philip Otterbein and Jacob Albright.

Like Asbury, Philip Otterbein was born in Europe and had immigrated to the Colonies as a missionary prior to the Revolutionary War. Like Asbury, during the war Otterbein remained in the colonies supporting the American cause. Neither Asbury nor Otterbein ever returned to their native lands.
Like John Wesley, Otterbein was a learned scholar having received his formal education in Germany.
Upon his arrival to the colonies in 1752, Otterbein first settled in Lancaster, PA, beginning his ministry under the auspices of the German Reformed Church. In 1766 Otterbein happened to hear a Mennonite preacher named Martin Boehm preaching.
In 1774, Philip Otterbein accepted an invitation from a German-speaking congregation in Baltimore to become their pastor. He accepted their invitation and remained their pastor for 39 years until his death on November 17, 1813. Today the church is named in his honor: Old Otterbein Church.
Consequently Otterbein founded the United Brethren in Christ Church, and Albright the Evangelical Association.
In fact, Philip Otterbein was present at the historic Christmas Conference on December 25th, 1784, when Asbury was consecrated Bishop.
Otterbein was even one of several men who laid hands on Asbury during the consecration service.
Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, was named to honor Philip Otterbein. My wife happens to be a graduate of Otterbein, as is Rev. Don Ciampa and all his brothers.
Grace United Methodist was founded in 1893 by a group of 17 men who were members of the United Brethren in Christ Church, founded by Philip Otterbein.

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Otterbein, Philip William 1726-1813, German-American clergyman, a founder of the United Brethren in Christ. After pastoral work in Germany, he emigrated (1752) to America as a missionary of the German Reformed Church. In ...

Paley, William 1743-1805, English theologian. Ordained in 1767, he lectured on moral philosophy at Christ's College, Cambridge. Made a prebendary of the cathedral church of Carlisle (1780), he became archdeacon ...
Palmer, Ray 1808-87, American Congregational clergyman and hymn writer, b. Little Compton, R.I., grad. Yale, 1830. He held pastorates in Bath, Maine (1835-50), and Albany, N.Y. (1850-66). He is remembered ...

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