Brock, John (2)

Brock, John a Congregational minister, was born in Stradbrook, Suffolkshire, England, in 1620. At the age of seventeen he came with his parents to New England. In 1646 he graduated from Harvard College; for two years succeeding pursued his theological studies at the college, and began preaching in 1648. At first he ministered at Rowley, and afterwards at the Isle of Shoals. Subsequently he removed from the latter place, and in 1662 assumed the pastorate of the Church at Redding, where he died, June 18, 1688. He was especially distinguished for his faith and power in prayer, and was a very devoted minister of the Gospel. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1:134.

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