Luther Rice (1783-1836) was born in Northborough, Massachusetts. He studied at Williams College and Andover Theological Seminary. He became interested in missions and, along with Adoniram Judson, founded the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1810.
Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was born near Malden, Massachusetts. He was the son of a Congregational minister. He graduated from Brown University and studied for a time at Andover Theological Seminary.
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.