REV. P. C. NEAL.
The Rev. P. C. Neal, D. D., is one of Maryland's representative men.
The son of the late Spicer C. and Emma P, Neal, he attended the pub-
lic schools of the city and grammar school on East Saratoga Street; a
graduate of the Normal and Theological Departments of Wayland
Seminary, Washington, D. C.; an alumnus of the College Department
of Lincoln University, Pa.; studied Theology in the Theological De-
partment of Hamilton Theological Seminary, Hamilton, N. Y. Rev.
Dr. Neal married his classmate, Miss Harriet Wimbish, who has
proven an invaluable assistant and is ever at his side to encourage
him in whatever work he is engaged. Dr. Neal is the organizer and
First President of the Colored Y. M. C. A.; pastor of the First Bap-
tist Church; a member of the National Baptist Convention; trustee
of Clayton Williams Academy; trustee of the Colored Baptist Orphan-
age; president of the Cooperative Baptist State Convention; vice-presi-
dent of East Baltimore Improvement Association, and is connected with
a number of the benevolent civic organizations of the city and state.
Dr. Neal lends his voice, pen and means to every good work for the
amelioration of the people. Dr. Neal is an eloquent speaker and is
often in demend for addresses on public- occasions.
The First Baptist Church under his administration is in a pros-
perous condition. It has recently been remodeled and renovated, and
is one of the most attractive churches in the city, with a membership
of over one thousand, and is without financial encumbrances. Dr. Neal
is the organizer and president of the First Baptist Relief Association,
an institution for the relief of the sick, which paid out thousands of
dollars for death claims, with a bank account of nearly $2,000.