Jehu Jones, Jr.: First African-American Lutheran Pastor

0 Posted by - February 19, 2018 - Black First, BLACK RELIGION, LATEST POSTS, RELIGION

st-paulJehu Jones, Jr., was a black slave and minister born in Charleston, SC. He was named after his father, Jehu Sr., a tailor who gained his freedom in 1798 and later became a businessman, opening an exclusive hotel in Charleston.

Jones, became a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charleston in the 1820s. He was ordained twelve years later, in 1832. He later became a missionary to Liberia to accompany freed slaves to Africa. He returned to Charleston after his ordination and was jailed briefly for violating South Carolina’s law prohibiting the immigration of free blacks.

He settled in Philadelphia, which was the largest city in the country at the time. In June 1833, the Pennsylvania Ministry determined that Jones should be appointed to labor as a Missionary among the colored people in Philadelphia under the direction.

The St. Paul congregation that Jones founded in Philadelphia decided to build a church and solicit support from other Lutheran congregations. Throughout Jones’ life in Philadelphia, he was active in the social and political life of the city. He organized a convention at Temperance Hall with the intent of uniting free blacks to petition local authorities for civil rights in 1845. He was also active in the Moral Reform and Improvement society, an association of black churches in the city dedicated to improving the social conditions of blacks. Jehu Jones died in 1852.

 

 

sources:

 

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/jones-jehu-jr-1786-1852

http://aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/slavery-ministry-jehu-jones

9 Comments

  • mojang minecraft download May 8, 2019 - 8:26 am Reply

    I am really inspired with your writing abilities and also with the structure for your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s rare to look a great weblog
    like this one today..

  • gamefly free trial June 2, 2019 - 11:15 am Reply

    Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing
    a few months of hard work due to no back up.
    Do you have any methods to stop hackers?

  • gamefly free trial June 3, 2019 - 3:19 pm Reply

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this
    website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to
    find out where u got this from. thanks

  • FranMonry June 4, 2019 - 9:39 pm Reply

    order accutane online no prescription Viagra 100mg Precio viagra Cheapest Doxycycline Uk

  • gamefly free trial June 4, 2019 - 11:44 pm Reply

    Hi there, You’ve done a great job. I’ll certainly digg it
    and personally suggest to my friends. I’m sure
    they will be benefited from this site.

  • gamefly free trial June 5, 2019 - 9:06 pm Reply

    Hi there, all is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is
    sharing information, that’s genuinely excellent, keep up writing.

  • gamefly free trial June 7, 2019 - 1:24 am Reply

    I think that what you posted made a bunch of sense. However, think
    on this, suppose you typed a catchier post title?
    I am not suggesting your content isn’t good, however suppose
    you added something that makes people want more? I mean Black Then | Jehu Jones, Jr.:
    First African-American Lutheran Pastor is a little plain. You might
    look at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create post
    headlines to get people interested. You might try adding a video or a picture or two to get readers interested about what you’ve got
    to say. In my opinion, it could bring your
    posts a little bit more interesting.

  • FranMonry June 11, 2019 - 10:12 pm Reply

    Generique Sildenafil 40 Mg Propecia Rogaine Female Hair Loss Canadian Health Care Shop cialis for sale Achat Viagra Livraison Rapide Cialis Rue Monge

  • quest bars cheap June 14, 2019 - 9:21 am Reply

    Hi there very cool website!! Guy .. Beautiful ..

    Superb .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally?
    I’m happy to seek out numerous helpful information right here within the submit, we’d like work
    out more techniques on this regard, thank you for
    sharing. . . . . .

  • Leave a reply