Leon and Melanie Best Leon and Melanie met when in college, Rice University (Houston, TX). While in college, they were leading the Impact Movement at Rice as Bible Study leaders and Evangelism coordinators with Cru. They graduated and married in 2000. They started the African-American ministry called the Impact Movement at Rice University; joined the … Continue reading Leon and Melanie Best served in South Africa, serving in the USA
Category: African American Missionaries
Anna E. Hall served in Liberia
Anna E. Hall was born in Georgia - on March 1st, 1870. While at Clark University, she shared her desire to work as a missionary (Clark Atlanta University). She finished her coursework at CU in 1892. She worked as the principal of Jesup School for four years after graduating. From 1899 to 1901, Anna was … Continue reading Anna E. Hall served in Liberia
James Priest served in Liberia
On July 8, 1819, James M. Priest was born into slavery in Kentucky. Jane Anderson Meaux, who owned him as a slave, provided him with education before dispatching him to Liberia to investigate the opportunities available in that colony. After returning to the United States, Priest continued schooling and was eventually called to serve as … Continue reading James Priest served in Liberia
Black Missionary History; Josephine Makil served in Vietnam, the Philippines, and the USA.
Josephine Makil was born in 1932 in Colorado. She studied at Otero Community College, An early interest in missions led her to study at Moody Bible College. She practiced Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship at Moody and met her husband, Gaspar Taqueban Makil (from the Philippines). In 1959 the couple was assigned as Wycliffe Bible Translators. Josephine … Continue reading Black Missionary History; Josephine Makil served in Vietnam, the Philippines, and the USA.
Lott Carey served in Liberia
Lott Carey was born into slavery in Charles City County, Virginia. At the age of 33, Carey acquired his and his children's independence. Carey joined the united congregation of Richmond's First Baptist Church in 1807! A church in which Blacks and Whites co-worshipped! In 1813, Lott's wife passed away, but he could purchase himself and … Continue reading Lott Carey served in Liberia