John Cooke was 43 years the pastor of the Independent Church of Maidenhead, in England. He Lived from 1760-1826. Some of his letters were recently narrated and are on site here.
“The declaration from his (the deist’s) deathbed was “My pride and the fear of being called a Methodist, would not permit me to own what I did believe.” But however formidable the word “Methodist” appeared to him, when amongst his worldly companions, it had no weight on his mind in the near views of eternity. “