Lott Carey: First Black Missionary to Africa by Leroy Fitts
Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention
The Lott Carey movement was founded in by African-American Baptists who were committed to a substantial international missions thrust — especially on the African continent. Since our founding as the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Society, we have single-mindedly engaged in Christian missions around the world. We bear the name of the Rev. Lott Carey, whose fascinating story has served as inspiration for generations. Born enslaved in in Charles City County, Virginia, Lott Carey became a disciple of Jesus in , purchased his freedom in , and led the first Baptist missionaries to Africa from the United States in
The group eventually separated from the 'Mother Church' in due to disputes concerning the mission board. They chose to have greater cooperation with the white-dominated Southern Baptist Church. Born into slavery, he bought his freedom while working in Richmond, Virginia , and later became a Baptist preacher. While serving in the colony in West Africa that developed as Liberia , founded by the American Colonization Society in the early 19th century for the resettlement of free blacks , he engaged in evangelism and education. In addition, Carey established the first Baptist church there in It was named the Providence Baptist Church of Monrovia, the city that became the capital of the country.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Lott Cary also in records as Lott Carey and Lott Gary — November 10, was an African-American Baptist minister and lay physician who was a missionary leader in the founding of the colony of Liberia on the west coast of Africa in the s.
The Lott Carey movement was founded in by African- American Baptists who were committed to a substantial foreign mission thrust — especially on the African continent. Since the founding, Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention has single- mindedly invested in Christian missions around the world. Lott Carey bears the name of the Rev. He led a pioneering missionary team to Liberia in that engaged in evangelism, education, and health care. Carey became a well- respected and gifted governmental leader as well as missionary until his death in