These people belong(ed) to the Methodist denomination of Christianity.

Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley in 18th-century England. Distinguishing Methodist doctrines include Christian perfection, an assurance of salvation,the priesthood of all believers, the primacy of scripture and works of piety. Methodism also emphasizes "social holiness", missionary zeal, charity and service to the poor and vulnerable.