Ching, John an English Methodist preacher, was born October 1, 1803, at Wolfardisworthy, Devon. He was brought up religiously; was converted at nineteen; joined the Bible Christians; in 1823 became a local preacher; in 1832 entered the ministry, and labored with more than ordinary acceptance and success on thirteen stations. After only a few days' illness, he entered into rest at South Petherton, Somerset, March 31, 1879. He had great power in preaching. See Minutes of the Annual Conference.