Born near Llanglydwen, Carmarthenshire, early in 1757. He was baptized in 1778 at Rhydwilym, began to preach immediately afterwards, and was ordained in June 1789. Although he lived in Pant-hywel, Tre-lech, he ministered to the congregations at Rhydwilym and its branches, asking for no salary except a wage for his man-servant. He preached often in the assemblies of his denomination; he travelled also as a missioner. He belonged to the group of revivalist preachers who were nicknamed ' the people of the strange fire.' With others he was appointed to support moderate Calvinism at Carmarthen in 1799. Although he was not accounted a great thinker, hardly any one was received with a warmer welcome than he by various congregations. He died 21 May 1807. Joshua Watkins composed an elegy on his death.
Published date: 1959
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