Gibson, Edward Thomas, Mras, Msba

Gibson, Edward Thomas, M.R.A.S., M.S.B.A.

an English Baptist minister, was born at Falmouth, November 11, 1818. He was educated at the naval school at Greenwich, and when about fourteen years of age entered the navy, which, however, he speedily relinquished. He was converted at the age of seventeen, and some years afterwards began study for the ministry at Bradford Baptist College. In 1854 he became pastor of the church at Guilsborough, Northamptonshire. In 1859 he accepted an invitation to the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Crayford, Kent, which he served for eighteen years. Failing health forced him to resign his charge, October 7, 1877. He died at Brockley, January 21, 1880. He was a diligent student, especially of the Oriental languages, of several of which he possessed a surprising knowledge. He contributed some translations to Spurgeon's Treasury of David. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand-book, 1882, page 303.

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