Celebrating Black Heroes: Dr. Ruben S. Conner

Celebrating Black Heroes: Dr. Ruben S. Conner

(1931 – 2017) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to Dr. Ruben S. Conner, pastor of Community Bible Church and founder and president of Urban Evangelical Mission (formerly known as Black Evangelistic Enterprises). In 1931, Dr. Conner was born in a typical African-American farming community which suggested he would become nothing more than a …

Celebrating Black Heroes: George Liele

Celebrating Black Heroes: George Liele

(c. 1750 – 1828) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to George Liele, a freed Georgia slave who was one of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions. He was the first American missionary, and the first Baptist missionary to take the gospel abroad. Liele became a Christian in 1773 when …

Celebrating Black Heroes: Quintus Septimius Tertullian

Celebrating Black Heroes: Quintus Septimius Tertullian

(c. 160 – c. 225) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to Quintus Septimius Tertullian, known in church history as the father of Latin theology because he was the first church leader to write his works in Latin. However, Tertullian was an African church father who lived in Carthage. While it is unclear as …

Celebrating Black Heroes: Athanasius of Alexandria

Celebrating Black Heroes: Athanasius of Alexandria

(293 – 373) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to Athanasius of Alexandria, another prominent church father, theologian, statesman and Egyptian leader.  As a young man he served as secretary to Alexander Bishop of Alexandria. As a young man he served as secretary to Alexander Bishop of Alexandria. Upon the death of Alexander, it …

Celebrating Black Heroes: B. Sam Hart

Celebrating Black Heroes: B. Sam Hart

(1931 – 2012) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to B. Sam Hart, who founded the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship Ministry, which sought to plant churches, prepare leaders, and proclaim the gospel through tent crusades, broadcast media, and overseas long and short-term missions. GOGF ministry also trained pastors in third world countries, and ministered …