February 15, 2023

Black History Month: Pioneering Pastors

By Dr. Addie J. Butler The Holy Spirit moved in Colonial Charleston, South Carolina! In 1815, Rev. John Bachman (a man of European descent and a naturalist) became the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served for nearly six decades.1 During his tenure, he helped found Newberry College, the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and...

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