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Rev Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace
Birth: Jan. 25, 1898
Brava, Cape Verde
Death: Jan. 12, 1960
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Religious Folk Figure. Bishop Charles M. "Sweet Daddy" Grace, founder of the United House of Prayer for All People. Grace came to the U.S. as an immigrant from Cape Verde. After working as a cook for the railroad, he traveled to Egypt and adopted the religion of the United House of Prayer. Coming back to the U.S., he started his first church in Wareham Massachusetts. From Wareham, the church went to New Bedford. Headquarters later switched to Harlem, then Washington, DC. By the time of this evangelist's death in 1960, he had over 250 churches and a following in the millions. The Church still exists today. Grace was known for his flamboyant style: long flowing hair, 6 inch fingernails painted red, white and blue, and for his theatrical sermons. Grace founded the phenomena of shout bands, baptism by firehose, selling plots in heaven, and many other methods to gather his following. (bio by: Jim Grasela) 
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jim Grasela
Record added: Apr 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6306838
Rev Charles Manuel Sweet Daddy Grace
Added by: Glenn Ellis
 
Rev Charles Manuel Sweet Daddy Grace
Added by: Glenn Ellis
 
Rev Charles Manuel Sweet Daddy Grace
Added by: Glenn Ellis
 
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- CHERRY
 Added: Jul. 2, 2011
"SWEET DADDY"
- Glenn Ellis
 Added: Mar. 4, 2011
God bless you Sweet Daddy.I know you are happy,eternaly resting with Jesus!
- happy in the lord
 Added: Feb. 6, 2010
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