Bishop Charles M. "Sweet Daddy" Grace
1881(?) - 1960
|One of the most charismatic and colorful of the "Black Messiahs" of early twentieth-century America was Charles M. "Sweet Daddy" Grace, a native of the Capeverdean island of Brava. Founding the United House of Prayer for All People in the 1920s, Bishop Grace would become the leader of a huge nationwide congregation and a man of great wealth. Today his church enjoys broad support within the African American community for its long tradition of feeding and clothing the poorest people in the community.|
The Man and his Church
The United House of Prayer's Charlotte Mission on Seventh Street, northwest Washington, D.C., was recently renovated to incorporate several church architectural and heritage styles.
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1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in
the firmament of his power.
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If you have an historic photo or other material relating to Daddy Grace or his ministry/church, please send it to me. I'll treat it with the utmost care, and return it immediately upon scanning or transcribing it. - RL
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