Brother of John Wesley. Assigned by the trustees to become secretary to James Oglethorpe
, Charles Wesley was devastated by the people and the conditions in which they lived. He preached to the people of Fort Frederica
on St. Simons Island, and established Christ Church Frederica
(where his brother John Wesley and George Whitefield also preached). Charles Wesley encountered severe problems with the settlers at Frederica and within a year returned to England. He continued his life as a leader in the evangelical revival in the Church of England in the eighteenth century, both preaching and as a hymn-writer (he wrote more than 6,000 hymns in all).