Almighty God, who didst raise up thy servant Samuel Ferguson and inspire in him a missionary vision of thy Church in education and ministry: Stir up in us through his example a zeal for a Church, alive with thy Holy Word, reaching forth in love and service to all; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
#OnThisDayInBlackHistory (18 June 1885): Samuel David Ferguson was consecrated bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church and named bishop of Liberia. He was the first Black American with full membership in the House of Bishops. pic.twitter.com/JbfcS7BdOV
— Thabiti Anyabwile (@ThabitiAnyabwil) June 24, 2019