Methodist moment in Black History

~umcom photo/Mike DuBose

Celebrating a great Methodist preacher and song writer, the Rev. Albert Tindley, during Black History Month.
The history of The United Methodist Church oftentimes overlaps the history of the United States. One church in Philadelphia is on the national historic register because of its architecture. But Tindley Temple was really made famous because of the dynamic pastor who drew huge crowds in the ‘20s and composed the lyrics of a very familiar song.

Methodist preacher Charles Albert Tindley is credited with writing lyrics in 1901 that are now part of one of the most famous songs in American history.

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READ MUCH MORE about African Americans’ contributions to The United Methodisto Church.

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