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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...

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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".

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