John Gill Ordained as a Baptist Pastor

This Day in History: March 22nd, 1720 “John Gill was solemnly ordained as a Baptist pastor in Horsleydown in a lengthy public ceremony which involved much prayer and soul searching. Gill remained at Horsleydown for 51 years and gained recognition as a great controversialist, sharply critical of Wesley’s theology because it placed the decision to follow” Jesus “in a person’s own hands.”