Carrie Judd MontgomeryCarrie Frances Judd Montgomery (April 8, 1858 - (June [or July??] 26, 1946), one of the most influential people of the Divine Healing movement of the 19th century, played a significant role in bridging the gap between evangelicals and Pentecostals in the early 20th century.  She was an editor, philanthropist, woman preacher, faith healer, evangelist, radical evangelical, and writer.

Carrie Judd Montgomery moved to Oakland, California, in 1890, where she continued her healing home ministry and established the Home of Peace in 1893.

"She also preached to African Americans. In 1889 Carrie experienced some persecution and even some churches shutting their doors to her, first because she was a woman preacher and second because she spoke to African Americans."

Philanthropic Work

Carrie and her husband, George Montgomery, donated a great deal of their land in Oakland, as well as financial support to a wide variety of the city's charitable organizations and institutions. 

Some of those included the following:

  1. The Home of Peace (1893)
  2. A training home for foreign missionaries (1894)
  3. The Home of Rest for Sick Salvation Army Officers (1892)
  4. The Colored Folks’ Home (one to the Salvation Army in 1895 and another to a California corporation in 1897)
  5. The King’s Daughters’ Home for Incurables (1895)
  6. The Children’s Orphanage (1895)
  7. The Bird’s Nest (1897)
  8. The Rescue Home (1891 to Salvation Army)
  9. The Home for Aged and Infirm Colored People (1897)

Death and Burial

Carrie Judd Montgomery died on June 26, 1946 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland. Her grave is located in Plot: Garden of Devotion, Row 17-64; in the far north east end of the Garden of Devotion.

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