Thomas, Joshua

Thomas, Joshua a Welsh Congregational minister, was born at Penmain, Aug. 2, 1803. At an early age he was the subject of deep religious impressions, and at the age of seventeen joined the Church. He graduated at Brecon College, and was ordained pastor of the Church at Adullam Chapel, Merthyr-Tydvil, where he labored with zeal and energy for eleven years. In 1843 Mr. Thomas removed to Carmarthenshire, to take charge of the united churches of Bethlehem and Cape Isaac, where he labored for six years with much acceptance and success. In 1849 he removed to Aberavon, and devoted himself with indefatigable zeal to the spiritual improvement of the people; and, in spite of many difficulties, succeeded in erecting a spacious chapel and gathering a numerous congregation. His last charge was at Aberdare, where he labored till his death, Sept. 2, 1875. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1876, p. 377.

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