November 24: Justus Falckner, Jehu Jones, William Passavant, Pastors in North America
Falckner was the first Lutheran pastor ordained in North America and he published the first Lutheran book on the continent.
Jones was the first African American Lutheran pastor in the United States and he formed the first African American Lutheran congregation in Philadelphia.
Passavant had a passion for social ministry and was the seed of the system of social services now known as Lutheran Services in America. Upbring is now part of this system.