Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was born in London, the son of a Congregational minister. He joined the Baptist church in 1850 after his conversion and began preaching immediately.
Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899) was one of the great 19th century American evangelists. He was born in East Northfield, Massachusetts to a family of modest means. His father died when Moody was four and financial circumstances and his own unruly nature kept him from receiving more than a superficial education.