Knight, Joel Abraham
Knight, Joel Abraham, a Methodist minister, was born at Hull,Yorkshire, England, April 23,1754; was ordained at Spafields Chapel, London, March 9, 1783, where he was also appointed master of the charity school and assistant preacher. In 1788 he preached at Pentonville Chapel, and in 1789 became pastor of the Tabernacle and Tottenham Court chapels, London, a position which he occupied until his death, April 22,1808. Mr. Knight was a zealous worker in the formation and proceedings of the London Missionary Society in 1795. His sermons, some of which were published in London in 1788-9, were always richly imbued with the distinguishing doctrines of evangelical Christianity, but they especially taught that " the cordial reception of the doctrine of salvation by grace must necessarily produce obedience to the law of God." In speech he was invariably chaste, and in manner affectionate and pathetic. -Morison, Missionary Fathers.