DAVID, JOB (1746 - 1812), General Baptist minister

Name: Job David
Date of birth: 1746
Date of death: 1812
Parent: Job David
Gender: Male
Occupation: General Baptist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Newton Nottage, Glamorganshire, in 1746, son of JOB DAVID (1709 - 1766), elder and afterwards assistant pastor of Pen-y-fai Baptist church near Bridgend, on whom see David Jones, Bed. Deheubarth, 549. The son went to Bristol Baptist Academy (1766-71), returned for a period to assist at Pen-y-fai, was pastor at Frome, 1773-1803, then succeeded Joshua Toulmin at Taunton, but broke down in 1809 and retired to Swansea, where he died 11 October 1812 (not 1813 as is generally said). He was a vigorous controversialist, crossing swords with his former tutor Caleb Evans (on behalf of Arminianism), with Priestley (against infant baptism), and with Thomas Coke.


Published date: 1959

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