Speaker series to bring Revolutionary preacher Gowan Pamphlet to life

Colonial Williamsburg historian and re-enactor James Ingram Jr. will present “The Revolutionary Black Baptist Preacher Gowan Pamphlet” at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M), 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

One of the country’s first ordained black ministers, Pamphlet led a congregation that grew from a few followers gathered on the outskirts of Williamsburg to a membership of 500 worshippers, reported Foundation for Historic Christ Church executive director Robert J. Teagle.

Archaeologists with Colonial Williamsburg announced last week they have uncovered the foundations of the original church Pamphlet’s congregation constructed on….[to-view-more]