Baker, John (2)

Baker, John (2), an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Bideford, Devonshire, in 1793. He was brought to Christ at the age of seventeen; entered the itinerancy in 1818; went to Western Africa as a missionary the same year; labored at Sierra Leone and St. Mary's (1819-20) until repeated attacks of fever compelled him to leave with a broken constitution. He also labored at St. Vincent, W. I., in 1822, and in England from 1823. His last illness seized him while in the pulpit, and he died at Brighton, Nov. 17, 1845. He had a vigorous understanding, and his discourses were original and replete with evangelical truth. He was ardently attached to the whole economy of his Church, and supported it with firmness and integrity. He retained his missionary ardor to the last. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1846.

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