1784 Methodist Episcopal Church is established at the Christmas Conference in Baltimore. 1830 A group from the Methodist Episcopal Church organizes the Methodist Protestant Church as the result of differences about the role of bishops, the desire to elect presiding elders (district superintendents) and the desire for voting lay members of the annual conference.
1800 Philip Otterbein and Martin Boehm found the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. 1844 Methodist Episcopal Church, South separates from The Methodist Episcopal Church over the issues of slavery and episcopacy.
1837 Ann Wilkins is appointed missionary to Liberia by the Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society.
1849 Charity Opheral is granted a preacher's license by the United Brethren Church.
1851 Lydia Sexton is recommended as a "pulpit speaker" by the United Brethren General Conference.
1922 Evangelical Church is formed, reuniting the Evangelical Association and a splinter group, the United Evangelical Church.
1939 The Methodist Church is formed through the union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the Methodist Protestant Church.