Champion for Christ, Charlton County

In 2013, when I was documenting all the Crawfordite churches in Southeast Georgia, I happened upon a little church and cemetery on my way to Sardis. The church I stopped at, Bethel Methodist, was historic in its own right. It’s a white congregation, but there is a small African-American cemetery adjacent to it. It was there that I met this gentleman, who drove up in a new Cadillac. He was an old-timer, he said, and if I recall was about 80. He shared a bit of the history of why the African-American cemetery was located beside the white church, but unfortunately, I lost that information. He didn’t mind his photograph being made and when asked his name, for documentary purposes, he said to just call him ‘Champion for Christ’, no names otherwise.

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4 responses to “Champion for Christ, Charlton County

  1. Cassandra Harris

    Would love to have heard the story of the cemetery. I love old cemeteries.

  2. what a beautifulname, Champion for Christ.

  3. what a beautiful name, Champion for Christ.

  4. Pat B

    It is amazing the people you meet in old cemeteries. It is almost spiritual as if it were meant to be.

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