The PortalMembers of the Duke family were devout Methodists. Although Duke Chapel is not a Methodist church, above the portal are sculptures of those who helped advance the American Methodist movement.
WesleyJohn Wesley (1703–1791) was the founder of Methodism.
Coke, Asbury and WhitefieldThomas Coke (1747–1814) was an English Methodist missionary and bishop, Francis Asbury (1745–1816) was a pioneering Methodist preacher and bishop, and George Whitefield (1714–1770) was a renowned evangelist and missionary.
Savonarola, Luther and WycliffeGirolamo Savonarola (1452–1498) was a Florentine monk, Martin Luther (1483–1546) is commonly thought of as the Father of the Protestant Reformation, and John Wycliffe (1324–1384) was an early translator of the Bible into English.