Peter Spencer: Father of the Independent Black Church Movement

3 Posted by - June 19, 2022 - Black First, BLACK MEN, RELIGION

Peter Spencer was the father of the Independent Black Church Movement. Spencer was born enslaved in Kent County, Maryland, in 1782. He was freed when his master died and became the founder of the first independent Black Christian Church in the United States, A.U.M.P.

Spencer became known in his community as “Father Spencer” as his particular brand of legal advice, literacy, and religious fervor made him popular. He dedicated his life to teaching people how to read and write. He believed in the power of education and religion as a powerful combination.

After the founding of the church, Spencer also created the August Quarterly in 1814, a meeting held in Wilmington on the last Sunday of every August. The Quarterly provided the black communities from several surrounding states with a reunion and religious revival of sorts. Slaves and free laborers were given the day off to attend.

Runaway slaves used the Quarterly as a starting point from which to escape, and Spencer himself aided in the escapes of slaves along with Thomas Garrett, Wilmington’s station master. Before his death, he founded 31 churches and several schools. Peter Spencer died on July 25, 1843.

Peter S



  • download minecraft for free May 9, 2019 - 4:45 am

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against
    hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  • minecraft pc download May 12, 2019 - 11:12 am

    I’ll right away clutch your rss feed as I can not find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me recognize so that
    I may subscribe. Thanks.

  • free minecraft May 14, 2019 - 5:45 pm

    Hey there exceptional blog! Does running a blog similar to
    this take a large amount of work? I have very little understanding of coding however I was hoping
    to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any recommendations or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off subject nevertheless I simply
    needed to ask. Cheers!

  • minecraft download mojang May 15, 2019 - 6:15 pm

    Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

  • FranMonry May 31, 2019 - 8:26 am

    Online Silagra viagra Ph Pharmacy Online

  • gamefly free trial June 3, 2019 - 8:33 am

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?

    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work
    due to no backup. Do you have any methods to stop

  • gamefly free trial June 6, 2019 - 7:39 pm

    Hey! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4!

    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look
    forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

  • FranMonry June 7, 2019 - 6:41 am

    1063 Staxyn Priligy How Long priligy prix Isotretinoin order Cialis Kaufen Aachen

  • FranMonry June 15, 2019 - 12:15 pm

    Amoxicillin With Alcohol Buy Synthroid 112 Cialis Eccipienti cialis Buy Accutane In The Us