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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This Black Pastor Led a White Church in 1788

This Black Pastor Led a White Church — in 1788
The remarkable tenure and steadfast faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes.
Thabiti Anyabwile
Lemuel Haynes was born on July 18, 1753 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Early biographers speculated that Haynes's mother was either a daughter of the prominent Goodwin family of Hartford or a servant named Alice Fitch who worked for one John Haynes. However, speculations about his parentage proved profitless. Abandoned by his parents at five months of age, Haynes was raised as an indentured servant by the Rose family in Middle Granville, Massachusetts. continue reading >>

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