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F. B. Meyer, c. 1899

Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847-1929) born in London, was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England. He attended Brighton College and graduated from London University in 1869. He studied theology at Regents Park Baptist College.

Meyer began a lenghty pastoring ministry in 1870. His first pastorate was at Pembroke Baptist Chapel in Liverpool. In 1872 he pastored Priory Street Baptist Church in York. While he was there he met the American evangelist Dwight L. Moody, whom he introduced to other churches in England. The two preachers became lifelong friends.

His evangelistic tours included South Africa and Asia. He also visited the United States and Canada on a number of occasions. Meyer was part of the "Higher Life movement" and preached often at the Keswick Convention. He was known as a crusader against immorality.

Meyer wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible.



  • W. Y. Fullerton, F. B. Meyer: A Biography, Ontario Christian Books, 1992.

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