Fowler, Joseph

Fowler, Joseph an eminent English Wesleyan minister, was born at Little Horton, near Bradford, Yorkshire, May 18, 1791. He was educated at the Bradford Grammar-school, converted under the preaching of John Crosse, vicar of Bradford, and in 1811 admitted into the ministry. In 1848 he was elected secretary of the conference, and it was owing to failure of health that he was not elected president in 1849 or 1850. He died, after acute suffering, in the Chapel-house, City Road, London, March 17, 1851, being the only preacher who has died there since Wesley. Joseph Fowler was an able preacher, a judicious superintendent, an unwearied pastor, and a large- hearted friend. He was the leader of the liberal section of the conference. See Stevenson, City Road Chapel. page 324 sq.; Wesl. Meth. Magazine, 1851, pages 400, 918; 1852, page 242; Minutes of the British Conference, 1851; Wesl. Takings (Lond. 1841), 1:351.

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