October 9, 1755 - August 25, 1825
President of the Triennial Convention, the First Nationwide Baptist Association. Also President of Furman University, the South's First Baptist College and named after him posthumously.
From Esopus, New York
Served in Charleston, South Carolina
"Consider what multitudes around you need converting grace; and what a change will soon be made in their state and circumstances as well as in your own, when they, with you, will be arrested by the strong hand of death, and summoned to the bar of God."