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By George, He’s Got It!

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It’s time to do a series on America’s first celebrity, George Whitefield.  George was the cross-eyed guy in the Holy Club with John & Charles Wesley who seemed to have no confidence.  He always deferred to the Wesley Bros.  He was a bartender to work his way through Oxford, though thought he was poor at his trade.  He had a ridiculous accent.  And then he took over while Wesley was in Georgia and drew in incredible crowds…with people lining up to get Whitefield’s autograph.    He sparked the Great Awakening across the continents (with the help of John Edwards).  We’ll just have to see in the next few weeks how it all plays out!

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