(1748-1830)
 
We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to James Armistead, an enslaved African American spy during the American Revolution. Armistead was born into slavery in Virginia around 1748. In 1781, he volunteered to join the U.S. Army and enlisted in the Revolutionary War. 
 
James Armistead was an enslaved African American spy during the American Revolution.
 
He served under Marquis de Lafayette, the commander of allied French forces. Armistead was employed as a spy. At great personal risk, Armistead has posed as a runaway slave and pretended to be a British spy, all the while gaining the confidence of General Benedict Arnold and General Charles Cornwallis. The officers spoke freely in front of Armistead concerning their strategies. Armistead’s reports documented the movements of the British, giving General Washington all that he needed to bring about a swift end to the war, saving innumerable American lives.
 
The officers spoke freely in front of Armistead concerning their strategies.
 
The ending of the American Revolution with the victory at Yorktown and the capture of General Cornwallis, from a historical perspective, is attributed to General Washington and his troops. However, this was only made possible because of the information gained by James Armistead, and we should celebrate him for his patriotic actions.
 
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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