After serving as a licensed preacher 4 years, he was
ordained at Mt, Helm Baptist Church, in which he
had become a member. (Rev. C. L. Fisher was pastor.)
His work has been, since '92 up to '98, teacher
in the Jackson College. In this he gives general sat¬
isfaction and exerts a great influence as to the wel¬
fare and prosperity of the College. Shortly after he
was ordained, 1893, Bev. C. L. Fisher resigned the
pastorate of Mt. Helm Church. The author of this
book was elected pastor. This he served with great
profit to the church both spiritually and financially,
but being engaged as teacher in the Jackson College
he gave up the pastorate of said church on account
of his many duties in the College. For 3 years he
was agent for the Baptist Home Mission Society.
In this he gave general satisfaction. For the past 3
or 4 years he has been writing this book, that brings
to you the events of the Negro Baptists of Mississippi.
To do justice to your children and to give honor
to him who has striven so long night and day to pre¬
sent you with a history of your own denomination
and for your own help, you cannot afford to be with¬
out one of these histories in your minsterial library.
To give the information needed of the Negro
Baptists in your State, bring it out and let them read
it. As you see it must be straight.
Submited to you by,
B. T. Sims,
Pastor Mt, Zion, Canton, Miss.