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Jehu Jones Junior, 1786-1852, was the first African-American in the United States to become an ordained minister. He was originally a part of the Episcopal Church, but was drawn into Lutheranism by the minister of St. John’s Lutheran Church, John Bachman. St. John’s Lutheran Church had an interest in ordaining and preaching Lutheranism to Charleston’s

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Posted on August 31, 2015
St. Phillips Church Charleston, SC

St. Phillips Episcopal Church

St. Phillips Episcopal Church is the oldest church congregation in Charleston. The congregation was formed in the ladder part of the 1600s, as part of the Church of England. The original location of the church was at the corner of Meeting and Broad Street. The famous people that are buried in the church graveyard are

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Posted on August 3, 2015