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Midnight Rider Author Bringing Historic Preacher to Life

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BAILEYVILLE, Maine — Francis Asbury was the most extraordinary preacher of his time, at the most exciting time in American history — the period of the American Revolution.
Asbury will “come alive” at People’s United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 31, during the worship service, in a presentation by Mark Alan Leslie, author of the nationally acclaimed novel Midnight Rider for the Morning Star.
Biographers have called Asbury the most influential Christian in the Western Hemisphere during his lifetime. Unveiling a statue of Asbury in Washington, D.C., then-President Calvin Coolidge said the preacher deserved a place alongside the country’s founding fathers.

Born in Eastport and raised at an early age in Pembroke, Leslie is a long-time journalist, has won three national writing awards and has spoken or preached from Maine to California.
Copies of the book, Midnight Rider for the Morning Star will be available for purchase following worship, and the author is available for signing. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 427-6672.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Pastor Elizabeth Bailey-Mitchell

Telephone Number: (207)427-6672

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