Andrew Gifford, Jr. (1700-1784) is the 7th essay in our newly released book - The British Particular Baptists, volume 4

Andrew Gifford, Jr. (1700-1784) is the 7th essay in our newly released book - The British Particular Baptists, volume 4

12th Dec 2018

Andrew Gifford was thirty-six when Eagle Street Meeting-House was opened, and for the next forty-eight years he exercised an effective and abundantly fruitful ministry. At his funeral, John Rippon reckoned that he had baptized around 600 people on profession of faith and that eleven people from that church had entered pastoral ministry and engaged in effective Christian service. Rippon declared,"If ever any man was all alive in the public service Dr. Gifford was the man, and he retained his evangelical favour in his stated and occasional labours, even to the very last, with but little abatement, insomuch, that when he was above eighty years of age, he was more active and zealous than many young men of twenty-five." Andrew Gifford’s life is a remarkable mix of joys and sorrows, but above all he would want to be remembered as a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. --Brian Talbot