HUMPHREYS, BENJAMIN (1856 - 1934), Baptist minister

Name: Benjamin Humphreys
Date of birth: 1856
Date of death: 1934
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: William Joseph Rhys

Born 18 February 1856 at Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire. His upbringing was strongly influenced by the 1859 revival, and on 27 October 1872 he preached his first sermon. For a time he worked with his brother, R. M. Humphreys in a coal-mine at Gilfach Goch, Glamorganshire, but in 1884 he was successful in gaining admission to Llangollen Baptist College - the first to win the Dr. Prichard scholarship and the first to spend four years there. In 1878 he was ordained to minister to Welsh Baptists at Manchester. He attended some of the classes at Lancashire College and Owens College, winning a second place in Hebrew. From August 1889 until his retirement in 1929 because of ill health, he was minister of Felin-foel church, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. He died 19 September 1934. He delivered the address from the chair of the Welsh Baptist Union (1926), ' Y Bedyddwyr: Eu Hegwyddorion Gwahaniaethol a'u Rhagolygon.' He edited Seren yr Ysgol Sul for many years and was offered, but refused, the editorship of Seren Gomer. He was a theologian, commentator, and historian, as is shown by his commentaries on the epistles to the Philippians and the Colossians, his Hanes Bedyddwyr Felinfoel, 1909, and his pamphlet, John Myles, 1913.


Published date: 1959

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