Justus Hull is the 17th essay in A Noble Company, volume 5.

12th Oct 2014

Justus Hull (1755-1833) was a Connecticut-born minister who had the requisite gifts and ability, under God’s blessing, to grow churches. Not only was he a great preacher, but he was endowed with a loving pastoral heart. Immediately following his own conversion he longed to tell others of “the wonders of God’s love.” The church he soon became pastor of at Little Hoosick (now Berlin), New York, became known for its steady and sometimes remarkable growth. In 1786, the congregation reported 40 members. Five years later the membership had doubled. Another greater season of revival followed in 1811-1812, which added over 200 new members. For Pastor Hull, “order and form” were also important. He had a strong concern that the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s table be practiced in a manner that was biblically faithful and theologically sound. Hull continued to minister at Little Hoosick with the same attractive qualities for the remainder of his life. His evangelical ministry spilled over to the community in which he lived, bringing about a general reformation of society.