Upton (1760-1834) is the 14th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 5

Upton (1760-1834) is the 14th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 5

8th May 2020

At the time of his death in September 1834, James Upton’s congregation at Church Street, Blackfriars, was the largest Baptist church in London. His pastorate there for nearly half a century bears testimony to the fact that a High Calvinist ministry can thrive under a balanced, well-respected and godly leadership —even if all else around might seem to militate against it. As one of the founders of the original Baptist Union, it also demonstrates how such a minister, without sacrificing his personal convictions, can sometimes influence a denomination at large through positive engagement. --Terry Wolever