From the first century after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to the twentieth century, Black Christians have played a key role in the history of Christianity, America, and the world. Oftentimes, these humble servants of our Lord and Saviour go unnoticed and unpraised by the world and even by many in the Christian community.
100 Most Influential Black Christians in History, a book compiled by the editors of Black Christian News Network One (BCNN1), aims to highlight and recognize these individuals.
The editors write, “These servants have labored in the dark jungles of Africa and in the cotton fields of pre-Civil War America. They have served among Native Indians in the Americas and have sung in the famous music halls of Europe. They have ministered in slave cabins and in the U.S. House of Representatives. They were slave preachers on the plantation, they were missionaries on the foreign field, they were doctors, lawyers, educators, songwriters, singers, pastors and politicians. But most importantly, they were believers — believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and the power of the Gospel, for they were ‘not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth’ (Romans 1:16).
“This book is our humble attempt to honor them for their service to the Lord, the church of Christ, their fellowman, and the world. These are men and women ‘of whom the world was not worthy.’”
100 Most Influential Black Christians in History is available now on Amazon.
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