“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” (2 Timothy 1:9)
George Campbell Morgan
George Campbell Morgan 1863-1945 G. Campbell Morgan was born in Tetbury, England, the son of a Baptist minister. In 1886, at the age of 23, he left the teaching profession, for which he had been trained, and began devoting his full time to the ministry of the Word of God. He was ordained to the Congregational ministry in 1890, having been rejected by the Wesleyan Methodists two years before. His reputation as preacher and Bible expositor soon encompassed England and spread to the United States.
In 1899, Morgan assumed the position of director of the Northfield Bible Conference. After five very successful years there, he returned to England in 1904 and became pastor of Westminster Chapel of London. His preaching and his weekly Friday night Bible classes were attended by thousands. He left Westminster Chapel in 1919, and returned to the United States, where he conducted an itinerant ministry for 14 years. Finally, in 1933, he returned to England, where he became pastor of Westminster Chapel again and remained there until his retirement in 1943. He went to be with the Lord on May 16, 1945, at the age of 81.
Charles Hodge( 1 items )
CHARLES HODGE, an American Presbyterian theologian, was ordained in 1821, and taught at Princeton for almost his whole life. In 1825 he founded the Biblical Repository and Princeton Review, and during forty years was its editor, and the principal contributor to its pages. He is considered one of the best theologians and Bible commentators America has produced.
Thomas Watson( 3 items )
Thomas Watson He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably hard study. In 1646 he was commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen''s Walbrook. In 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love''s plot to recall Charles II. He was released on 30th June,1652, and was formally reinstated vicar of St. Stephen''s Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license for the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston in Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28th July, 1686.
J.C. Ryle( 5 items )
J.C. Ryle was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire County, England. He went to Eton colloeg and then to Oxford where he finished his studies. in 1837. He was ordained, in 1841, by Bishop Charles Sumner of Winchester as a minister in the Anglican Church. In 1880 he was named as the first Bishop of the diocese of Liverpool. He was a believer in the reformed faith held to the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, as expressed by the Church of England. He retired in 1900 at age 83 and died later the same year.
George Whitefield( 7 items )
Whitefield was born in 1714, at the Bell Inn, in the city of Gloucester. He was ordained deacon in 1736, and after several engagements as curate, sailed for Georgia at the invitation of Wesley. Whitefield's life was spent as a travelling-preacher. Whitefield died in America, at Newbury Port, near Boston, on Sunday morning, 30th September 1770, at the age of fifty-six.
Jonathan Edwards( 6 items )
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703- March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher and theologian. He is known as one of the greatest and most profound American evangelical theologians.