John Wesley (/ˈwɛsli, ˈwɛzli/; 28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703– 2 March 1791) was an Anglican minister and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism. His work and writings also played a leading role in the development of the Holiness movement and Pentecostalism.