Kendrick, Clark

Kendrick, Clark a Baptist minister, was born in Hanover, N. H., Oct. 6, 1775. After teaching school for a time, he finally turned his attention to preaching, and became pastor of the Baptist Church at Poultney, Vt., where he was ordained, May 20, 1802. He had in 1810 been appointed a delegate to the Vermont Association, of which he remained a member all his life. He also made several missionary tours, aside from his regular pastoral duties. Mr. Kendrick had early interested him. self in the subject of foreign missions, and when, in 1813i the Baptist General Convention for the Promotion of Missions was established, he immediately advocated an auxiliary in his own state, and it-was formed. He was elected first vice-president, and in 1817 became its corresponding secretary, which office he held until his death. In 1819 he received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Middlebury College. He was chiefly instrumental in forming the Baptist Education Society of the State of Vermont, of which he was chosen president, and afterwards appointed agent. In this connection he co-operated with the Baptists of Central and Western New York for the benefit of Madison University, Hamilton. He died Feb. 29, 1824. Mr. Kendrick published a pamphlet entitled Plain Dealing with the Pedo-Baptists, etc., and some occasional Sermons.-Sprague, Annals, 6:379.

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