The eighth subject in A Noble Company, volume 5, Thomas Ustick (1753-1803), was born in the city of New York and baptized by the celebrated John Gano at the age of 13. He received the best formal Baptist educational training of his day (A.B., 1771, and A.M., 1774, from Rhode Island College, now Brown University). His early pastorates were in the towns of Ashford, Connecticut and Grafton, Massachusetts. But where he accomplished the greatest good was at the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, which he served over twenty years. “There, amidst the turmoil of a significant and influential congregation split over theological controversy, Ustick offered a steady, mature, and loving leadership.” After having restored the congregation to peace and prosperity, he was compelled to resign in 1802 due to declining health. He removed with his wife to Burlington, New Jersey, where he passed away the following spring at the age of forty-nine.