Mccook, Robert J

Mccook, Robert J.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Wilkinson County, Ga., Jan. 5, 1817; professed religion and joined the Church when in his fourteenth year, and was impressed with a call to preach the Gospel. Resisting this impression, he lost his religious peace, and finally made shipwreck of his faith. At about twenty-two he again connected himself with the Church, but still shrunk from obeying his call to the ministry until 1853, when he was licensed to preach, and was admitted into the Florida Convention in 1854. From that time (except during the year 1866, when he was superannuated), he labored with devoted zeal and encouraging success, filling various important charges with great usefulness until his death at Key West, Nov. 22, 1870. "He was a godly man. 'Holiness to the Lord' was his theme in the pulpit, and was illustrated in his daily life. His end was peace, and his works do follow him." — Conference Minutes M. E. Church South, 1871, s.v.

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