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JOHN CHAVIS – 1ST ORDAINED AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN PREACHER

John Chavis (AD 1763–1838) Chavis studied at Princeton for three years then completed his studies at Washington College in 1802. He was the first ordained African American Presbyterian preacher and he held to unlimited atonement.[1] Chavis fell victim to the 1832 law in North Carolina prohibiting blacks from teaching or preaching, effectively depriving him of   …Continue Reading