Sarah E. Gorham served in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Sarah E. Gorham served 8 years as an independent missionary. In 1888 she was recorded as the first female missionary of the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church. In 1880, Sarah visited her family in Liberia. Her interest in helping people and pouring into their lives was genuine and strong, and she was described then as … Continue reading Sarah E. Gorham served in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Henry Highland Garnet served in Jamaica, Liberia, New York & Pittsburgh

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 York, finishing … Continue reading Henry Highland Garnet served in Jamaica, Liberia, New York & Pittsburgh

Louise “Lulu” Cecilia Fleming served in Congo

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

2023 Black History Month

As a Black Woman - an African American Woman - who has served as a full-time missionary for the last 20 years... I must admit the history of people like me in the work of Global Missions touches my heart in ways that other history does not! 'So go and make followers of all people … Continue reading 2023 Black History Month

Montrose Waite served in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Montrose Waite and his wife Anna were Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) missionaries to Liberia and Sierra Leone. He was born in Jamaica in 1893 but became a naturalized American citizen. He graduated from Nyack College in 1917 and sailed for Sierra Leone three years later. Montrose married Anna, and they had seven children. All … Continue reading Montrose Waite served in Liberia and Sierra Leone