Holme, John Stanford, Dd

Holme, John Stanford, D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in Philadelphia, March 4, 1822, and was a descendant of John Holme, one of the first Baptists of Pennsylvania. John S. prepared for college; at New Hampton, N.H.; first studied law in Philadelphia; but afterwards graduated at Madison University in 1850, and became pastor of a church in Watertown, N.Y. Four years later he was called to the pastorate of the Pierrepont Street Baptist Church, now the First, of Brooklyn, where he remained for some years, and then organized Trinity Baptist Church of New York, and was its pastor for fourteen years. He resigned that pastorate to accept that of the Riverside Baptist Church, at Eighty-sixth Street and the Boulevard, but, his health failing, he passed much of his time resting in Europe. He died at Clifton Springs. N.Y., August 26, 1884. Dr. Holme was known for his literary attainments, having prepared the Plymouth Collection of Hymns for the Baptist churches, and compiled a popular work, entitled Light at Evening Time. For some time he had been a member of the staff of The Homiletic Monthly. See Cathcart, Bapt. Encyclop. s.v.

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