Benjamin Francis, an English Baptist minister, was born in Wales in 1734. He joined the Baptist Church at 15 and began preaching when only 19. He accepted a call to the Baptist Church at Shortwood in 1757 and remained there until his death in 1799.
Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a renowned Bible commentator. He was born in Wales and was educated under the tutelage of his father, a Nonconformist minister.