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14 – January 14 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

He preached through the prison grates  1744 – John Pickett was born. When he was grown he had a strong leaning toward gaming and sports of all kinds. He became a dancing master which took him to Pee Dee, North Carolina, from his home in King George County, Virginia, around 1764. Under the preaching of Josiah Murphy in N.C. in…

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Dan Scalf Team Detained in Patras

PLEASE REPOST….Last night coming back from Patras, Greece, our team was stopped by Police in Swat, and falsely accused of running a smuggling ring. They told the team it was illegal to feed refugees. Among those detained were citizens of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, and the USA.  They are part of a team from AVG a large German Christian…

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235 – Aug. 23 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Scourged – Not Ordained by State Church 1771 – James Greenwood preached the gospel in the Middlesex County Jail to a number of friends who had come to encourage the prisoners. In a letter, written by John Waller from the jail he said, “Bro. Thomas Wafford was severely scourged, however because he was not ordained, he was released and did…

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227 – Aug. 15 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Jailed for preaching without a license 1747 – William Webber was born. He was considered one of the spiritual fathers and pioneers of the gospel in Virginia. A carpenter by trade until hearing the preaching of John Waller and quickly became an exhorter.  He soon became the pastor of the Dover Church in Goochland County, VA.   Few men in Virginia…

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224 – Aug 12 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Baptists fight for Liberty in Virginia 1771 – The Following letter was written from Urbanna Prison, Middlesex County, Virginia. We find there were twelve Baptists in prison at one time.  Dear Brother in the Lord:   At a meeting which was held at Brother McCain’s, in this county, last Saturday, while William Webber was addressing the congregation from James 2:18, there…

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217 – Aug. 05 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Banished from Long Island 1657 – William Wickenden, one of the earlier Baptist settlers in Providence, RI., was fined one hundred pounds and banished from Long Island, New York, by the Dutch Colonial Authorities, upon being informed that he was a poor cobbler, with a large family, and unable to pay.  Wickendon preached the gospel, baptized, and held the Lord’s Supper all…

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196 – July 15 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Elder Elijah Craig “Polecat” Baptists – a stench to some, a blessing to others             Bartholomew Choning, James Goolrich, and Edward Herndon were all Baptist laymen in the state of Virginia in the latter part of the 18th Century, and all had the gift of exhortation. They were fearless men and were accused of “jamming a Scripture verse down the…

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