Bannister, Stephen an English Congregational minister, was born in Portsea in 1801. He began his' ministry at Epping, where he preached about fifteen years, and then retired to Coventry. He subsequently spent a few years successively at Cheltenham, Cardiff, and Crediton. Thence he removed to Gloucester, where he died, Feb. 2, 1874. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1875, 'p. 311.