Years in print:
Some time in 1852 or 1853 the Rev. W.D.R. Trotter began the publication of the Central Christian Advocate, a Methodist Journal. It never commended itself to the General Methodist Conference, and lasted only two or three years. In 1856 the Conference authorized the founding of a new paper and gave it the name of Central Christian Advocate...It is published by the Western Methodist Book Concern, and is the organ of the Methodist Episcopal Church for Missouri and the neighboring States. It is issued weekly.
(From the History of St. Louis City and County by John Thomas Scharf, 1883).