By Douglas Morgan
Born simply because the Civil battle all started, Lewis Sheafe grew to manhood at a pivotal second in American background. yet rather than racial equality, the kingdom provided its freed slaves additional oppression and injustice. Sheafe—strong-willed, dynamic, and likely tireless—had yet major ambitions: uplift his humans spiritually and socially, and always adhere to biblical precept in all features of life.
His thirst for fact led him first to the Baptists, the place he turned either an eloquent minister and a fashionable chief of the Black group. Then his terrible healthiness led him to conflict Creek Sanitarium, the place he encountered Seventh-day Adventism. Sheafe observed within the Adventist message the tenets of race kin he already championed, and he embraced it wholeheartedly. He was once despatched to steer the Black paintings in Washington, D.C., in 1902, and his evangelistic campaigns drew standing-room-only crowds of either Black and White listeners.
But in the course of his turbulent years of Adventist ministry, he and church leaders couldn't agree on find out how to follow biblical ideas of racial equality. The clash finally proved deadly to his ties with the denomination.
In this gripping biography Douglas Morgan items jointly the lifetime of this forgotten chief whose tale sheds gentle at the cause that no lasting, separate Black Adventist denomination ever formed.