Henry Jessey (1601-1663) is the 5th subject in British Particular Baptists, volume 1, Revised

Henry Jessey (1601-1663) is the 5th subject in British Particular Baptists, volume 1, Revised

27th Mar 2019

Henry Jessey rose to prominence as pastor of the “Jacob-Lathrop-Jessey church” (J.L.J.) in Southwark in early seventeenth-century London during the time when Baptists in England were undergoing their initial formalization. Jessey never married, wrote extensively, played key political roles during the Interregnum, and preserved the early history of the English Particular Baptist movement, which would grow to shape Baptists around the world. Yet, rarely has he been the subject of dedicated study, despite his mention in almost every text devoted to Baptist history. --Jason Duesing