...Montrose Waite was a Jamaican-born minister who helped build support in the African-American church for foreign missions.A member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Waite was committed to finding channels through which black American missionaries could go to Africa.
Because of his
skin color, Waite
suffered numerous setbacks in his
attempts to go to Africa as a missionary.He
finally made it to Sierra Leone, where he
wife served before suffering more opposition while on furlough to the United States. Waite founded the Afro-American Missionary Crusade in 1947, but later joined Carver Foreign Missions.He served as a missionary in Africa until 1962.He
remained active in ministry until his
death in 1977.