Henry Highland Garnet – Jamaica, Liberia, New York, Pittsburg, ; served 1842 – 1882

Henry Highland Garnet. Born into slavery in Maryland in 1815, Garnet and his family escaped to New York City when he was nine years old.  In New York City, Garnet attended the African Free School. In the 1830s, Garnet continued his education at several institutions. He eventually ended up at the Oneida Institute in Whitesboro, New … Continue reading Henry Highland Garnet – Jamaica, Liberia, New York, Pittsburg, ; served 1842 – 1882

Carrie Elizabeth Merriweather; Sierra Leone – served 1913 – 1931

Carrie Elizabeth Merriweather was born July 28, 1881, in Carthage, Indiana. When she was 17 years old she moved to Ohio and attended a Bible School. Merriweather enrolled at Nyack College & Seminary (The Missionary Training Institute) in 1910. Carrie answered her call to missions upon completion of NYACK and began her ministry in Sierra … Continue reading Carrie Elizabeth Merriweather; Sierra Leone – served 1913 – 1931

Louise (“Lulu”) Cecilia Fleming; Congo (served from 1887 – 1899)

Lulu was born 1862 as a slave in Florida. In 1887 she became a missionary teacher in Congo. The students were being introduced to Jesus because of Lulu's ministry to them. The school had 49 students and many of them came to Christ through Lulu's ministry to them. "This seems a poor report…and perhaps many … Continue reading Louise (“Lulu”) Cecilia Fleming; Congo (served from 1887 – 1899)

William Henry Sheppard – Congo; served 1890 – 1910

William Henry Sheppard was born in Virginia; 1865. In 1880, at the age of 15, he enrolled at the Hampton Institute - Virginia; graduated in 1883. After Hampton Institute Sheppard attended the Tuscaloosa Theological Institute, now Stillman College. He completed his studies at Tuscaloosa Theological Institute in 1886, and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister … Continue reading William Henry Sheppard – Congo; served 1890 – 1910