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List of Early Missionaries

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This is a rundown of early evangelists in Nigeria:

REVEREND SAMUEL AJAYI CROWTHER

He was essential for the principal British Government supported Niger Expedition of 1841. Initially a liberated African slave from Freetown, Sierra Leone of Yoruba lineage, was instrumental in the foundation of Christian missions in Nigeria. As a minister of the Christian Missionary Society, he composed songs and made an interpretation of the Bible into the Yoruba language. He was appointed in 1845 and got blessed as a Bishop in 1864.

REVEREND HENRY TOWNSEND

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He was an evangelist of the Christian Missionary Society of the Church of England that showed up in Nigeria in 1843. By 1844, he raised the Ake Church in Abeokuta. After appointment in England in 1843, he got back to Abeokuta, and he and his better half Sarah Townsend stayed until 1867. The couple later moved to Lagos to become co-administrators of the Christian Missionary Society (CMS) from 1871 till 1872. He is additionally presumed to have helped Rev. Ajayi Crowther recorded as a hard copy songs in the Yoruba language just as distributing a Yoruba paper in 1859.

SARAH TOWNSEND

Spouse of Rev. Henry Townsend, Sarah Townsend was an evangelist under the Christian Missionary Society. She took an interest in building up mission presence in Abeokuta for more than twenty years. Later on, she and her significant other, Rev. Henry Townsend, were co-administrators of the C.M.S Female Institution of Lagos from 1871 until 1872.

THOMAS BIRCH FREEMAN

Thomas Freeman was a teacher of Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society that showed up in Nigeria on solicitation of liberated slaves from Freetown, of Yoruba and Aku extraction dwelling in current Lagos, for a pastor. With joint efforts with different evangelists like William De Graft, he constructed a Mission house and Chapel, which was finished in November 1842. His minister undertakings took him to Egba, Abeokuta, and Dahomey(a Kingdom that existed in present-day Benin from 1600 until 1904).

ELIZABETH BOOTH

She was a spouse to Thomas Birch Freeman and was essential for the minister endeavor to Nigeria. From 1937 until her death in 1838, she carried on fervent obligations inside West Africa.

Minister BROWN

He was a minister from Sierra Leone that showed up in Nigeria in March 1859. He was accountable for the Ake Church in Abeokuta initially raised by Rev. Henry Townsend. He was committed to the development of the Ake Church that he appointed a Priest and developed the congregation to a limit of hundred and eighty individuals.

HENRY NAU

An American preacher with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod(WELS) started the preliminary work for WELS in Nigeria, close by his better half in 1936.

WILLIAM SCHWEPPE

He was a teacher of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod that showed up Nigeria in 1937 to lead the mission work of WELS. He effectively settled temples in Ibesikpo, which led to the current Lutheran Church of Nigeria.

LEOLA SCHWEPPE

She was the spouse of Dr. William Schweppe. She and her significant other were charged by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod to lead minister undertakings in Nigeria. They had the option to effectively build up houses of worship in Ibesikpo.

NORBERT REIM

He was a minister that took an interest in teacher work in Ibesikpo under the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod during the mid-1940s.

GEORGE BAER

Shown up in Nigeria somewhere in the range of 1944 and 1948 as a feature of the minister staff positioned in Ibesikpo by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

EDGAR GREVE

He was among the minister staff engaged with mission work in Nigeria somewhere in the range of 1944 and 1948. He was essential for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

WILLIAM WINTER

William Winter was a minister with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod that took an interest in teacher work in Ibesikpo somewhere in the range of 1944 and 1948.

ALVIN WERRE

He was a teacher under the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod that carried on minister work in Ibesikpo somewhere in the range of 1944 and 1948.

WILLIAM DE GRAFT

THOMAS BOWEN JEFFERSON

He was an American preacher with the Southern Baptist Church. He set up a mission house of prayer in the Ijiaye region and one more mission station at Ogbomosho. He moreover proceeded with his preacher endeavors, moving to Badagry and later to Abeokuta, whereafter he got back to the United States because of bombing wellbeing.

BICKERSTHETH
GARDINER
ANNA HINDERER

She was a British minister with the Christian Missionary Society. She showed up in Ibadan in 1852, and with her significant other, David Hinderer, they set up a mission in Ibadan and furthermore constructed schools for small kids which she educated and ran the issues.

JOHANNA VEENSTRA

She was an evangelist with the Christian Reformed Church who showed up in Nigeria in January 1920. She was presumed to have made permanent commitments to the area she served during her missions in Nigeria.

Cleric SHANAHAN
FATHER JOSEPH LUTZ
FATHER BERGHERO
MARY SLESSOR

She was a teacher of Scottish beginning with the United Presbyterian Church. She is viewed as the principal solo female preacher to Nigeria when she showed up in 1876. Calabar and the adjoining networks were the regions she played out her teacher work. She supported ladies’ privileges and secured kids, eminently, in the abrogation of child murder of twins in the Efik districts.

REVEREND WILLIAMS ANDERSON

A Scottish preacher with the Scottish Presbyterian Church. After he was appointed in 1849, he showed up in Nigeria soon thereafter, especially, Duke Town in Calabar, where he filled in as Head of Station of the mission until his retirement in 1891. He worked with a few social changes like the cancelation of human penances in blue-blooded burial services, as a team with Rev. Trust Masterson Waddell.

REVEREND HOPE MASTERSON WADDELL

As an evangelist of the Scottish Presbyterian Church, he showed up in Calabar in 1846. For a long time he continued showing English and changing local people over to Christianity. He and different ministers worked with the nullification of human penances in the Calabar region. The Hope Waddell Institute is named after him.

DAVID HINDERER

A German preacher with Church Missionary Society, he showed up in Badagry on March 25, 1849. Badagry was so responsive to evangelists around then, so he moved to Abeokuta before at long last getting comfortable Ibadan in 1853, where he continued lecturing commitment and instructing little youngsters with the guide of his better half, Anna Hinderer.

ADOLPHUS MANN

He was an evangelist that occupied with lecturing commitment in Ijaye after he showed up from Abeokuta in 1853.

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