Jukes, Charles

Jukes, Charles, a (Dutch) Reformed minister, native of England (1788), was converted in 1812, and joined the Church of St. Neots, Nottinghamshire, under the ministry of Rev. Thomas Morall. Filled with pious zeal, he began to preach as a layman, with great acceptance, among the destitute villages within twenty miles of his home; subsequently he entered the ministry, and came to this country in 1830. On his way to Canada, on the day boat to Albany, he preached, at the request of passengers, a sermon from the words "There is a God in heaven who revealeth secrets;" and, at the urgent request of a plain farmer, who was not a professing Christian, he turned aside to preach to two churches in Saratoga County, N.Y., to which he was at once called. He was settled successively in Presbyterian and Reformed churches at Edinburgh and Fish House, Amsterdam, Glen and Auriesville, Stone Arabia and Ephratah, and at Rotterdam, all in N.Y. He died at the latter place in 1862. At Glen about seventy persons united with the Church during the four years of his pastorate. His great characteristic was his untiring zeal and earnestness. He was a bold, catholic, evangelical preacher of righteousness, an excellent pastor, and a very exemplary and useful servant of the Lord. His temperament was peculiarly happy; his Christian experience large and varied; his death peaceful and triumphant. See Corning, Manual of the Ref. Ch.; Personal Recollections. (W.J.R.T.)

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