Joshua Toulmin (11 May 1740 – 23 July 1815) of Taunton, England was a noted theologian and a serial Dissenting minister of Presbyterian (1761–1764), Baptist (1765–1803), and then Unitarian (1804-1815) congregations. Toulmin's sympathy for both the American (1775–1783) and French (1787–1799) revolutions led the Englishman to be associated with the United States and gained the prolific historian the reputation of a religious radical.
The Rev. Samuel Oughton (1803 – December 1881), Baptist missionary to Jamaica 1836-1866, and colleague of William Knibb was an ardent slavery abolitionist who became an outspoken advocate of black labour rights in Jamaica during the gradual abolition of slavery in the late 1830s and thereafter. He was briefly imprisoned in Jamaica, during 1840.
John Rippon (1751-1836) was an English Baptist minister and in 1787 published an important hymnal, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, Intended to Be an Appendix to Dr. Watts’ Psalms and Hymns, commonly known as Rippon's Selection, which was very successful, and was reprinted 27 times in over 200,000 copies. Many hymns originally published in Rippon's Selection are preserved in the Sacred Harp. At the age of 17, Rippon attended Briston Baptist College in Bristol, England.
Benjamin Beddome (January 23, 1717 – September 23, 1795) was an English Baptist minister and hymnist. He was born in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England. He was the son of Baptist minister John Beddome. Benjamin was initially apprenticed to a surgeon in Bristol, but in 1739 joined the Baptist church in Prescott Street, and at the call of his church devoted himself to the work of Christian ministry.
Thomas Burchell (1799-1846) was a leading Baptist missionary and slavery abolitionist in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century. It is not uncommon for Jamaican parents to name their children 'Burchell'; indeed it is almost as popular a Christian name as Manley.
Rev. William Winterbotham (December 15, 1763 - March 31, 1829) was a British Baptist minister and a political prisoner. He wrote some books introducing general information about China and the United States.
Baptists Historical Background Protestantism · Puritanism · Anabaptism Soteriology General · Strict · Reformed Doctrinal distinctives Priesthood of all believers · Individual soul liberty · Ordinances · Separation of church and state · Sola scriptura · Congregationalism · Offices · Confessions Pivotal figures John Smyth · Thomas Helwys · Roger Williams · John Bunyan · Shubal Stearns · Andrew Fuller · Charles Spurgeon · D. N.
Edward Mote was a pastor and hymn writer. Born in London on 21 January 1797, his parents managed a pub and often left Edward to his own devices playing in the street. He was trained as a cabinet maker and worked in London for many years. Later he entered the ministry was pastor at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham, West Sussex for 26 years. He was well liked by the congregation in Horsham and they offered him the church building as a gift.
Benjamin Keach (29 February 1640 – 18 July 1704) was a Particular Baptist preacher in London. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Keach worked as a tailor during his early years. He was baptized at the age of 15 and began preaching at 18. He was the minister of the congregation at Winslow before moving in 1668 to the church at Horse-lie-down, Southwark where he remained for 36 years as pastor (1668-1704).
John Howard Hinton (23 March 1791 – 11 December 1873) was an English author and Baptist minister who published, along with many other works, The History and Topography of the United States of North America together with his brother Isaac. He is the father of surgeon James Hinton.
The Reverend Robert Anthony Ellis, MA, DPhil born Cardiff, Wales 24 August 1956, is the Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford, England. Robert Ellis was educated at Regent's Park College, Oxford and received his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1984. He is an ordained minister in the Baptist Union of Great Britain and has served congregations in Milton Keynes and Bristol.
Wayne Clarke (b.10 July 1961) is an award-winning radio presenter and producer. He is the current holder of the Andrew Cross Award as "Religious Broadcaster of the Year (local and regional)", one of the premier awards for the religious media in the United Kingdom. He is also an ordained Baptist minister, and has been the minister of Dovedale Baptist Church, Liverpool since 1994.
Thomas Spurgeon (20 September 1856 – 17 October 1917) was a British Reformed Baptist preacher of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, one of two non-identical twin sons of the famous Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). Thomas and his twin brother were born a month before the tragedy at the Royal Surrey Gardens Music Hall of 19 October 1856 while their father was preaching. Their mother, Susannah became an invalid at the age of 33 while the boys were still in their teens.
Robert Govett, was a famous British theologian, and a successful independent pastor of Surrey Chapel, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK. His father, Robert Govett Sr. , Vicar of Staines, died in 1854. His maternal grandfather was William Romaine (1714–95), the famous eighteenth century pastor and evangelist, and the author of "The Life, Walk and Triumph of Faith". Govett never married because he wanted to use all his time for the ministry. He wrote many books and brochures.
James Foster (6 September 1697, Exeter – 5 November 1753, Pinners' Hall, Middlesex) was an English Baptist minister. Foster was born and baptized at Exeter, 6 September 1697. Most of our biographical knowledge of him comes from memoirs attached to a sermon preached at his funeral by his friend and colleague, Caleb Fleming. His grandfather had been a conformist minister at Kettering in Northamptonshire, and his father, James Foster, was a successful Devonshire dissenting businessman.
Clinton Bennett (born October 7 1955) is a British scholar of religions and participant in interfaith dialogue specializing in the study of Islam and of Muslim-non-Muslim encounter. An ordained Baptist minister, he was a missionary in Bangladesh before serving as the second director of interfaith relations at the British Council of Churches in succession to Kenneth Cracknell. Bennett has also taken part in the dialogue activities of the World Council of Churches.
Archibald Geikie Brown (July 18 1844 – April 2 1922) was a Baptist minister and a disciple of the noted Victorian era preacher Charles Spurgeon. From 1908 to 1911 he was Pastor at the famous Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, the church formerly pastored by Spurgeon and other notable preachers.