Roberts, Benjamin Titus, 1823–93, American clergyman, one of the founders of the Free Methodist Church, b. Gowanda, N.Y. In 1858 he was expelled from the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church of New York state, because of his criticisms of church practices. He and other ministers formed the Free Methodist Church of North America in 1860, of which he was (1860–93) general superintendent.
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