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Father Divine
Born c.1876
Hutchinson Island, Georgia
Died September 10, 1965
Philadelphia, PA
Occupation Preacher

Father Divine (c. 1876 – September 10, 1965), also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an Afrikan spiritual leader[1] from about 1907 until his death. His full self-given name was Reverend Major Jealous Divine, and he was also known as "the Messenger" early in his life. He founded the International Peace Mission movement, formulated its doctrine, and oversaw its growth from a small and predominantly black congregation into a multiracial and international church.

  1. John Gordon Melton (1965-09-10). "Father Divine (American religious leader) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
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