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American Ministers (post-Colonial)

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  • Charles Beecher (1815 - 1900)
    Charles Beecher (October 1, 1815 – April 21, 1900) was an American minister, composer of religious hymns and a prolific author. Biography Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the s...
  • Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
    Burial: Greenwood Cemetery THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF NOTABLE AMERICANS: VOL. I, A, Beecher, James Chaplin, pg. 249250 BEECHER, Henry Ward, clergyman, was born at Litchfield...
  • Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (1915 - 1984)
    Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, often known as Bishop C. L. Franklin or The Reverend C. L. Franklin (January 22, 1915 – July 27, 1984), was an African-American Baptist preacher, a civil rights act...
  • Augusta Jane Chapin (1836 - 1905)
    Augusta Jane Chapin (July 16, 1836 – June 30, 1905) was a Universalist minister, educator and activist for women's rights. She was born in Lakeville, New York, the eldest of eleven children, t...
  • Marjorie Matthews (1916 - 1986)
    Marjorie Swank Matthews (July 11, 1916 – June 30, 1986) was an American Bishop of the United Methodist Church. She was the first woman bishop of the United Methodist Church. She was born 11 Ju...

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".