Baptist History

William Carey

In February 2007, I visited the village of Moulton in the English Midlands, about an hour north of London. There is no great cathedral there, nor was it the site of a famous battle. It […]

Baptist History

Paul Anderson

THE STRONGEST MAN ON THE PLANET In the world of heavy weightlifting in the 1950s and 1960s, every possible superlative available in the English language was used to describe the accomplishments of Paul Anderson (1932-1994) […]

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Baptist History

Johann Gerhard Onken

EVERY BAPTIST A MISSIONARY by Thomas Ray Charles Spurgeon described Johann Oncken as “The Apostle Paul of Germany.” Baptist historian Irwin Barnes states, “Oncken was the father not only of the German Baptists, but of […]

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Jacob Gartenhaus — a true Israelite

by Doug Kutilek Jacob Gartenhaus (1896-1984) was born in Bukowsko, a small village in the far southeastern part of modern Poland, near the borders with Slovakia and Ukraine, though when he was born there, it […]

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Baptist History

They called him Mister Vick

by David R. Stokes He was never ordained, though he pastored one of the largest churches in the United States. He preached Sunday morning sermons to his congregation a mere ten times a year. His […]

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Baptist History

John Rippon — 63 years a London pastor

by Doug Kutilek The mortal remains of Baptist pastor John Rippon (1751-1836) repose in Bunhill Fields cemetery, London, the burial site of many famous and faithful names in English Non-Conformity (non-Anglican Christians), some 120,000 souls, […]

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Baptist History

John Harper – fervent for souls

When the largest ship then afloat, the Titanic, struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. April 14, 1912, in the western North Atlantic, it was carrying over 2,200 souls (the precise number is unknown), including a […]

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Baptist History

Spurgeon and His Biographers

by Doug Kutilek The individual Baptist preacher about whom more biographies have been written than any other must surely be Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). The only possible challenger for this distinction is John Bunyan, the […]