Bevan, William

Bevan, William an English Congregational minister, was born at Islington, London, Sept. 3, 1812. His early training was in the Church of England, but he joined the Congregational Church when quite young, and entered Highbury College to prepare for its ministry. In 1835 he left college, and was ordained pastor at Salem Chapel, Wellingborough, and in 1837 undertook the pastorate at Neivington Chapel, Liverpool, where he labored successfully ten years. At an urgent request, in 1847 he removed to London and became secretary of the Evangelical Alliance. He accepted the pastorate of Snow Hill, Wolverhampton; in 1849, which he retained until 1860. In 1862 he removed to Bow, where he preached till his death, June 4, 1874. Mr. Bevan was a grave and earnest preacher; his sermons were solid in style, and rich in instruction and guidance. He had a remarkable gift of prayer. As a pastor, he was the ever accessible resort of the troubled and anxious. Whatever he undertook he did thoroughly. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1875, p. 312.

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