Kennard, Joseph H, Dd

Kennard, Joseph H., D.D.

a distinguished Baptist minister, was born of Quaker parentage near Haddonfield, N.J., April 24, 1798. While residing in Wilmington, Delaware, he became a Christian, and united with the Baptist Church in that city, where he was licensed to preach, September 5, 1818. In 1819 he was agent for foreign missions in Delaware and New Jersey. He became pastor in Burlington, N.J., November 14, 1819, and in January 1822, of the Second Hopewell (N.J.) Church, where he remained until called to the Blockley Church, in what was then the suburbs of Philadelphia, October 1, 1823. His labors in this field were abundant and successful. He acted also as a missionary in all the section of country around his home. In January, 1832, he became pastor of what is now the Fourth Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and six years thereafter of the Tenth Baptist Church, where his labors were attended with remarkable success. He died there, June 24, 1866. With all the great benevolent societies of his own denomination he was in hearty sympathy, and with a truly Christian spirit he labored with his brethren of other denominations for the promotion of the cause of God and humanity. See J. Spencer Kennard's Memoir (Am. Bapt. Publ. Soc., Phila.). (J.C.S.)

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