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American Ministers (post-Colonial)

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  • Rev. Marvin R. Vincent (1834 - 1880)
    Dr. Vincent was born at Poughkeepsie Sept. 11, 1834, married Hulda Fowler Seagrave, of Providence, R.I., June 30, 1858. He was educated at Columbia College, then assisted in directing the Columbia Gram...
  • Rev. Leonard M. Vincent (1814 - 1893)
    Leonard M. Vincent, D.D ... one of the oldest members of the New York Conference M. E. church, died on Saturday, aged 78 years. He had been connected with the Washington Street M. E. church in this cit...
  • Basil Manly, Sr. (1798 - 1868)
    . Basil Manly, Sr. (1798-1868) was an Alabama planter, Baptist preacher and educator. Biography Basil Manly, Sr., was born near Pittsboro, North Carolina, on January 28, 1798. His parents were Capt...
  • Rev. Stephen H. Tyng (1800 - 1885)
    He was a 1817 graduate of Harvard University in 1817. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Jefferson College in 1832, and by Harvard in 1851. Tyng was considered to be one of the most notable...

Minister (Christianity)

In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community. The term is taken from Latin minister "servant, attendant", which itself was derived from minus "less".