Charles Haddon (C.H. ) Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 – January 31, 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers. " In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times each week at different places. His sermons have been translated into many languages.
The Rev. Robert Hall (2 May 1764 – 21 February 1831) was an English Baptist minister. He was born at Arnesby near Leicester, where his father, Robert Hall was pastor of a Baptist congregation. Robert was the youngest of a family of fourteen.
John Moore (1662-1726) was a Baptist minister from Northampton, Britain. He published a collection of selected sermons in 1722. This was supplemented and re-published in 1854 as "Several Sermons by John Moore of Northampton. " He died on January 14, 1726.
Theodore Austin-Sparks (1888–1971), usually known as "T. Austin-Sparks" or just "TAS", was a British Christian evangelist and author. Born in London in 1888, Mr Austin-Sparks was sent as a boy to live in Scotland with his father's relatives. It was there that he became a Christian at the age of 17 while listening to a group of young street-preachers in Glasgow. Within a short time, he too was giving his public testimony with this band of young people.
Thomas Helwys (c. 1575 — c. 1616), an Englishman, was one of the joint founders, with John Smyth, of the Baptist denomination. In the early seventeenth century, Helwys was principal formulator of that distinctively Baptist request: that the church and the state be kept separate in matters of law, so that individuals might have a freedom of religious conscience. Thomas Helwys was an advocate of religious liberty at a time when to hold to such views could be dangerous.
James Hudson Taylor 戴德生 (21 May 1832 – 3 June 1905), was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China, and founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM) (now OMF International). Taylor spent 51 years in China.
J. David Pawson (born 1930) is a prominent contemporary Bible teacher based in Great Britain. He is the author of more than thirty books (listed below), which, together with a much larger number of audio and video tapes of his teachings, are distributed throughout the globe.
John Gill (23 November 1697 – 14 October 1771) was an English Baptist, biblical scholar, "Jehovist", and held to a staunch Calvinistic Soteriology. Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, he attended Kettering Grammar School where he mastered the Latin classics and learned Greek by age 11. He continued self-study in everything from logic to Hebrew, his love for the latter remaining throughout his life.
The Rev. Frederick Brotherton Meyer (April 8, 1847 – March 28, 1929), a contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous religious books and articles, many of which remain in print today, he has been described as The Archbishop of the Free Churches.
Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) was an eminent Baptist minister, born in Cambridgeshire, and settled at Kettering. Fuller was a zealous controversialist in defence of the gospel against hyper-Calvinism on the one hand and Socinianism and Sandemanianism on the other, but he is chiefly distinguished in connection with the foundation of the Baptist Missionary Society, to which he for most part devoted the energies of his life.
Samuel Cox (April 19, 1826 – 1893), an English nonconformist divine and Christian universalist, was born in London. For some years he worked as an apprentice in the London docks, and then entered the Baptist College at Stepney. In 1851 he became pastor of a Baptist church at Southsea, removing in 1855 to Hyde, and in 1863 to Nottingham. He was president of the Baptist Association in 1873 and received the degree of DD from St Andrews in 1882.
Henry Dunckley (December 24, 1823- June 29, 1896), English journalist, was born at Warwick. Educated at the Baptist college at Accrington, Lancashire, and at the University of Glasgow, he became in 1848 minister of the Baptist church at Salford, Lancashire. Here he closely investigated the educational needs of the working-classes, embodying the results of his inquiries in an essay, The Glory and the Shame of Britain (1851), which gained a prize offered by the Religious Tract Society.
Jonathan Skinner worked for The Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF). He is currently a British author, journalist, and Baptist minister. He is also a minister at Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath, England. Skinner is a writer for the Evangelical Times, which is a monthly newspaper published in England and circulated around the world, with a readership of over 40,000 1 He writes on faith, social issues, politics, and religion.
John Foster (1770-1843) was an English essayist, son of a weaver, born in the parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, and educated for the ministry at the Baptist college in Bristol. After serving as a minister for several years, he chose to devote himself to literature. He contributed nearly 200 articles to the Eclectic Review. He wrote: Essays, in a Series of Letters (1804), and Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance (1820), in which he urges the necessity of a national system of education.
John Brine (1703–1765), born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, was an English Particular Baptist. Brine was called into the ministry by the church at Kettering and after occasional preaching there for some time, he received a call to pastor a Particular Baptist church at Coventry. In 1730, he received a call to succeed William Morton, as pastor of the Baptist congregation at Curriers' Hall, Cripplegate, in London.
Steve Chalke (MBE, UN. GIFT Special Advisor on Community Action against Human Trafficking) is a prominent, and often outspoken, Christian leader and social activist based in the UK, and an ordained Baptist minister. He is best known as the founder of Oasis Trust, Faithworks, Stop the Traffik and Church. co. uk. He is the author of numerous books and articles as well as a regular presenter and contributor on television and radio programmes.
Hugh Stowell Brown (10 August 1823 – 24 February 1886) Christian minister and renowned preacher. Hugh Stowell Brown was a preacher, pastor and social reformer in Liverpool in the nineteenth century. His public lectures and work among the poor brought him great renown. On his death a statue was raised to him, one of only three Liverpool clergymen to receive that honour. His brother was the Manx poet Thomas Edward Brown.
Ebenezer Kinnersley (November 30, 1711 – July 4, 1778) was a scientist, inventor and lecturer, specializing in the investigation of electricity. Born in Gloucester, England, He was also a Baptist minister. He died in 1778 in Lower Dublin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.