Sisty, John

Sisty, John, a minister of the Baptist denomination, was born near Newark, N.J., March 26, 1783, and became a member of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, July 4, 1803. For some years he was engaged in a successful business in Philadelphia, being a manufacturer of pocket books. His heart being set upon the preaching of the Gospel, he was licensed by the Church in Mount Holly, N.J., whither he had removed, Aug. 13, 1814. For a time he preached without ordination. A congregation having been formed in Haddonfield, he was ordained as its pastor. in August, 1819, and held that office for nineteen years, not only without charge to the Church, but proving his love for it by contributing liberally to the erection of a house of worship for his people from his own funds. He resigned Sept. 30, 1838, and removed to Philadelphia, where he died, Oct. 2, 1863. He was a member of the body which in 1814 organized the Baptist General Convention, and was the last of the thirty-three who were the constituent. members of that important society. See The Missionary Jubilee, p. 118. (J.C.S.) .

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