William and Catherine Booth (1829-1912 & 1829-1890) were the founders of the Salvation Army.
Edward McKendree (E. M.) Bounds (1835-1913) was a Methodist minister and renowned devotional writer. Bounds was born in Missouri and studied law as a young man.
David Brainerd (1718-1747) was born in Haddam, Connecticut. At the age of 14, he was orphaned.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1809-1861) was scarcely less famous as a poet than her illustrious husband, Robert Browning.
Martin Bucer (1491-1551) was a German Protestant reformer. Bucer entered the Dominican order in 1506.
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a Baptist preacher and writer. Bunyan grew up in Bedford, England, joined the army as a teenager, and later became a tinker, the trade of his father.
Flaccus Albinus Alcuin (c. 735-804) was an advisor to Charlemagne. He was born in northern England and received his education at the cathedral school in York.
Eliza Agnew (1807-1883) was born in New York City. She became a missionary to Ceylon in 1840 and was the first female missionary to that country.
Lyman Abbott (1835-1922) was an influential nineteenth clergyman and editor. Abbott was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was educated at New York University.