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American Ministers (post-Colonial)

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  • Rev Berkley Elwood Hanes (1874 - 1952)
    Rev Berkley Elwood Hanes BIRTH 2 Jun 1874 Central Station, Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 4 Apr 1952 (aged 77) Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Parkersburg Memorial Gard...
  • Richard Allen (1760 - 1831)
    Richard Allen was born into slavery and owned by Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, Sr. . He was sold as a child to Stokely Sturgis who had a plantation in Delaware. Richard Allen (February 14, 1760 – March ...
  • Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (1834 - 1915)
    Turner was born "free" in Newberry Courthouse, South Carolina . Instead of being sold into slavery, his family sent him to live with a Quaker family. The law at the time of his birth prevented a black ...
  • David Andrew Graham (1861 - 1936)
    African Methodist Episcopal minister
  • Rev. Theophilus Gould Steward (1843 - 1924)
    Theophilus Gould Steward (April 17, 1843 – January 11, 1924) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. He was a U.S. Army chaplain and Buffalo Soldier of 25th U.S. Colored Infantry. Steward wa...

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".