Caleb Blood, the 13th subject in A Noble Company, Volume 5

14th Sep 2014

Subject number 13 in the book, A Noble Company, Volume 5, is Caleb Blood (1754-1814) of Massachusetts. He was a pastor, religious liberty advocate, theological writer, founder and trustee of institutions for higher education, and home missionary. Though he spent all of his pastoral ministry within the confines of New England, with pastorates in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine, his missionary travels took him to Northern and Western New York and on into Canada. He became a notable figure in both the Warren Association and Shaftsbury Associations. And while pastor of the Fourth Baptist Church at Shaftsbury, Vermont, he experienced a blessed season of revival. “When I think upon my weakness and insufficiency, and the great number of young, inexperienced Christians committed to my charge, my heart shrinks within me,” he wrote. “But all the hope I have is, that He who leadeth Joseph like a flock [Psa. 80:1] will gather the lambs in his arms, and gently lead his flock into the flowery fields of gospel truth, and beside the still waters of eternal life.”