MT. OLIVET CAMPAIGN
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.”