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Some Famous British Baptists

17th Century

John Smyth — was the first pastor of the first Baptist church of English exiles in Amsterdam
Thomas Helwys — planted first Baptist church in England and author of A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Inquity which was one of the first arguments for religious freedom
John Bunyan — Baptist preacher and author of Pilgrim’s Progress
William Kiffin — Baptist pastor, merchant and MP
Dorothy Hazard — influential woman and one of the founders of Broadmead Baptist Church, Bristol

18th Century

William Carey — founder of the Baptist Missionary Society and author of An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens  Andrew Fuller — Baptist pastor and author of The Gospel Worthy of all Acceptation
Hannah Marshman
Dan Taylor
John Fawcett
Daniel Turner
William Knibb — BMS missionary in Jamaica

19th Century

Charles Spurgeon — Baptist pastor and preacher
Marianne Faringham
John Rippon
John Clifford

20th Century

John Howard Shakespeare — General Secretary of the Baptist Union and author of The Churches at the Crossroads
John Henry Rushbrooke
Violet Hedger — first women Baptist minister
Ernest Payne — General Secretary of the Baptist Union; President of the World Council of Churches; made a Companion of Honour by the Queen