Baptist Cameos

These short biographical sketches were written by Pastor Doug Hammett to be used as church bulletin articles. They grew out of the research he conducted to write his doctoral thesis on Baptist History.

Noah Alden
John Alderson
Isaac Backus
David Benedict
Robert Calef
John Clarke
Thomas Dungan
Henry Dunster
John Gano
Patrick Henry
Jenkin Jones
Dutton Lane
“Mr. Painter”
Hezekiah Smith

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Sermons on our Baptist Forefathers


John Clarke – Hero of Religious Liberty

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John Gano – The Patriot Preacher

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John Leland

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John Weatherford – The Unstoppable Preacher

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Obadiah Holmes – Walking in Truth

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Shubal Stearns