Black Gods of the Metropolis: Negro Religious Cults of the Urban North

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III
UNITED HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE

TESTIMONY OF H. B.1

I LIVED in Raleigh, North Carolina. I had been a Methodist for twenty-seven years, but I really didn’t know what the spirit of the Lord truly meant. I thought I knew, but I never had any experience like I got after I saw the light. It was like this: I had been going to the Methodist church, but Bishop Grace came through Raleigh. He performed miracles of healing. All kinds of people were healed. There was a blind woman. She couldn’t see a thing for five years, but Daddy Grace set up his tent and she came to his meeting and he touched her. I saw her healed right on the spot. She jumped way up in the air after he healed her. And there were three blind men. He healed them the same way. And I was healed in 1925. I had the sinus something terrible for five years, ever since 1920. The doctors said they cured me but they didn’t. The pains were awful, all down my face, through my nose; it was like a sharp knife cutting through, and all in my eyes and the back of my head. It was awful misery, and nothing they told me to do stopped it. But Bishop Grace laid his hands on me, and all that pain left me completely. But I didn’t join his House of Prayer yet. He didn’t have any place in Raleigh. It was in Charlotte in 1929, and I was going to Dr. Garr’s tabernacle. I was listening to Dr. Garr, and all of a sudden I had a vision. It was this man Grace. He appeared to me from the right side, just about a foot in front of me. He didn’t say anything but I knew then I should follow him. Pretty soon he came to Charlotte. He was staying at Sister Sallie Hill’s house on Hill Street in Charlotte. We all went over to see him at Sister Hill’s home, me and my whole family. They were sitting in the back and I was standing in the doorway. All of a sudden I fell dead. I died, fell dead in the doorway. But Bishop Grace put his hand on my chest and right away it was like an electric shock passing through me. I quivered and shook all over and my right arm just rattled against the wall. I got up right then and there, and I have never had a doctor since 1929. I joined the House of Prayer then and my whole family and I have been members ever since. We help him to build other houses of prayer. We’re helping him here in Philadelphia. There isn’t any leader except Grace. There isn’t any religion except through Grace. Grace can heal you.

1 See also Appendix A.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Introduction xvii
  • Author’s Note to the Paperback Edition xxiii
  • I - Negro Religious Cults in the Urban North 1
  • II - Mt. Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc 13
  • III - United House of Prayer for All People 22
  • IV - Church of God (Black Jews) 31
  • V - Moorish Science Temple of America 41
  • VI - Father Divine Peace Mission Movement 52
  • VII - Comparative Study 68
  • VIII - Why the Cults Attract 76
  • IX - The Cult as a Functional Institution 87
  • X - The Negro and His Religion 96
  • XI - Summary of Findings 107
  • Appendix A - Selected Case Materials 111
  • Bibliography 123
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