Daniel and Abraham Marshall
Pioneer Baptist Evangelists to the South
by Dr. Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray has done a commendable work in bringing the lives of these two great evangelists back before the Christian public. Together with Shubal Stearns, Daniel Marshall founded the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in North Carolina, which had a direct bearing on the subsequent rapid growth of the Baptists in the Carolinas and Virginia. To Daniel Marshall also belongs the honor of establishing the first continuing Baptist church in Georgia at Kiokee in 1772.
Abraham Marshall, his son, was even more conspicuous as an itinerant pastor-evangelist. “In New England his sermons drew together vast crowds, some comparing him to Whitefield in eloquence.” The truth of this assessment will be borne out to the reader of this book.
This new work also contains the complete “Memoirs of the Late Rev. Abraham Marshall,” which are here reprinted for the first time since their original publication in 1824.
Bound in Grade B cloth vellum with gold stamping. 330 pages, with illustrations and maps. Fully indexed.
In This Day in Baptist History III, April 3, David Cummins writes about Abraham Marshall in "Born A Yankee - Raised a Mohawk." He says, ". . . .Abraham Marshall was a most balanced pastor. He dearly loved his people, and, accordingly to his contemporaries, he possessed an intuitive understanding of human nature that allowed him to minster to their needs. His sense of humor was winsome, and he was dearly loved, in turn, by his congregation."
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Informative and Necessary
the story of Daniel and Abraham Marshall seems to have faded out in current Christian and Baptist history. This book preserves their outstanding and influential ministry. I live about 5 miles from the Marshall home place in Appling, GA. My wife is a direct descendent of Daniel and Abraham. We are glad to have discovered this book with their story.