Horatius Bonar, a distinguished Presbyterian minister, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1808. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, was ordained in 1837, and became a minister of the Established Church at Kelso.
John Newton (1725-1807), the author of the hymn “Amazing Grace,” was born in London, the son of a pious mother who died when he was only seven years of age.
Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), a distinguished Presbyterian minister, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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.
The Plymouth Brethren are an independent evangelical movement that originated in the early nineteenth century.