The fourth subject in our next volume of A Noble Company is Obed Warren 1760-1823

19th Jun 2015

Descended from English settlers who arrived in this country in 1635, Connecticut-born Obed Warren experienced God’s saving grace just prior to serving in the Revolutionary War. Both he and his parents had left behind their Congregationalist ancestry to become Baptists. Over the following decades, Warren would become a leader among the Regular Baptists in Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. He experienced revival, mentored young men for the gospel ministry, conducted mission tours into Canada and aided struggling frontier churches. “The Lord seemed to have especially equipped him and instilled a passion for church planting and of building up destitute churches, as was evidenced by his years of itinerant ministry.” Warren also took a keen interest in the Baptist education societies of New York and the establishing of the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, which formally opened in May 1820. “His mind was so much impressed with the spirit of the gospel, and the importance of preaching to a dying world, that it was not until he was expiring, that he relinquished the expectation of his recovery. It was at length said to him, ‘you are dying.’ His answer was, ‘farewell, I am free from the blood of all men,’ and instantly fell asleep in Jesus.”