MT. OLIVET CAM­PAIGN

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - COMMUNITY - — Kevin Gil­bert

A ten-day evan­gel­i­cal cru­sade opens tonight at Mt. Olivet Bap­tist Church amid what The Sarato­gian de­scribes as “fa­vor­able cir­cum­stances.”

In charge of the cam­paign is Rev. G. Em­manuel Carter of Chicago, with mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by Frank A. Allen of At­lantic City, who sings and leads a 25-per­son cho­rus. To pro­mote the oc­ca­sion, yes­ter­day’s pa­per ran pic­tures of Allen and Mt. Olivet pastor Rev. T. Ed­ward Bell. It was a rare ap­pear­ance of black faces in a 1917 Sarato­gian.

“Evan­ge­list Carter lived up to his rep­u­ta­tion in sway­ing his au­di­tors by his earnest­ness, hu­mor, irony and spir­i­tual force,” a church re­porter writes af­ter tonight’s ser­mon.

Speak­ing of irony, Carter’s sub­ject is “Ten Ways in Which There is No God.” His text is Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”

“Mr. Allen was at his best and moved his au­di­ence at will by his mes­sages in song,” the re­porter adds.

“The un­saved are spe­cial guests. Chris­tians of all de­nom­i­na­tions (and pre­sum­ably all races) are wel­comed and the public is urged to be present.”

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