Andrew Fuller’s Epitaph

On the “Epitaph” erected in memory of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), he was remembered for: “His ardent Piety, The strength and soundness of his Judgment, His intimate knowledge of the human heart, And his profound acquaintance with the Scriptures.”

It was these things, the “Epitaph” went on to say, that “eminently qualified him for the Ministerial Office.” In a nutshell we have here what early nineteenth-century Baptists viewed as vital for the task of pastoral ministry.

For a picture of the “Epitaph,” see