“An energetic worker… he is very calculative and far-seeing, is energetic and persevering, seldom fails in his calculations. He is in his personal character open and frank; as a preacher he is plain, practical, orthodox, unpretending and earnest”
A donor, a leader, a Bishop? A man barely known by his name today was once a notable figure in North Carolina. He was instrumental in the beginnings of the African American religious denomination: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in North Carolina. Bishop Thomas Henry Lomax is documented as one of the seven founders of the Howard School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His signature’s presence on the deed of the Howard School demonstrates him as a stakeholder in the community during the 1800s in Cumberland County.