Joseph H. Kennard excerpt from Ministers of the PBA

Joseph H. Kennard excerpt from Ministers of the PBA

10th Nov 2021

Joseph Hugg Kennard: b. Apr. 24, 1798, near Haddonfield, N.J.; d. June 24, 1866, Phila., Pa.; born of Quaker parents; “went to Wilmington in Delaware, yet a youth, to engage in business;” here he attended the ministry of Daniel Dodge (q.v.), pastor of First Baptist, “and experienced the converting power of God;” . . . lic. 1818, First Baptist, Phila.; supply pastor, First Baptist, Burlington, N.J., Nov. 14, 1819-June 1820; ord. pastor, First Baptist, Burlington, N.J., June 30, 1820-1822, while also serving part-time at Mount Holly, N.J., 1821-1822, where he “greatly endeared himself to the people,” pastor, Second Baptist, Hopewell, N.J., . . .Jan. 1822-1823, called to Blockley (Phila.), Pa., July 26, 1823, ord. pastor, Blockley, Pa., Oct. 1, 1823-Oct. 1830, when he resigned . . .to become General Agent of the Missionary Association of Pennsylvania, while supply pastor, New Market Street (Fourth) Baptist, Phila., . . .1831-Jan. 1832, pastor, New Market Street Baptist, Phila., Jan. 1832-Feb. 5, 1838; founding pastor, Tenth Baptist, Phila.,. . .1838-June 24, 1866, and also president of the American Baptist Publication Society, Apr. 24, 1844-May 11, 1855. With David Jones (1785-1833) and John L. Dagg (q.v.) he helped found The Baptist General Association of Pennsylvania for Missionary Purposes on July 4, 1827. . . “As a preacher, Bro. Kennard’s manner was simple, earnest, and impressive” (obituary). “For a period of thirty-four years he was a settled pastor in Philadelphia, and during his long life he baptized over two thousand persons”―Cook.

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