EVANS, TOM VALENTINE (1861 - 1935), Baptist minister

Name: Tom Valentine Evans
Date of birth: 1861
Date of death: 1935
Spouse: Jennet Evans (née Griffiths)
Child: David Emrys Evans
Parent: Mary Evans
Parent: William Evans
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: David Emrys Evans

Born at Llandebïe, 14 February 1861, son of William and Mary Evans and brother of Frederick Evans. He began his career in 1877 as a Calvinistic Methodist preacher and, after being to school at Carmarthen, went on to Trevecka College in 1879. His views, however, changed; he became a Baptist, and in 1880 went to Pontypool College. In 1882 he was ordained minister of Calfaria chapel, Clydach (Swansea Valley), where he remained until his resignation in 1927. He married Jennet Griffiths of Bridgend, 1886. He lectured frequently on such subjects as Robert Ellis (Cynddelw), ' The Hymn Book,' Joseph Harris (Gomer), and 'The Folklore of Carmarthenshire.' He published Clydach a'r Cylch (a prize-winning essay) in 1901, Y Ford, a book of sermons 'for children of all ages,' in 1911, and Ieuan Ddu o Lan Towy in ' Cyfres y Bedyddwyr Ieuanc ' in 1923. All his works bear the imprint of the refinement and neatness which characterized his person, his mind, his handwriting and, above all, his sermons. He died 12 January 1935.


Published date: 1959

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