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Religion in the American Colonies, People

James Blair

Anglican missionary
helped found William and Mary College

Thomas Bray

promoted missionary efforts for the colonies

Roger Williams

founded first Baptist church in America

George Fox

founded Quakers or Society of Friends

Francis Makemie

Father of American Presbyterianism

Henry Mulhenberg

Father of American Lutheranism

John Huss/Jan Hus

led group of persecuted believers in Bohemia

Jonathan Edwards

greatest theologian of the Great Awakening

John Eliot

missionary to Algonquin Indians
translated devotional works and Bible into Algonquin language

David Brainerd

missionary who worked among Indians in Massachusetts

David Zeisberger

Moravian missionary to Indians in Pennsylvania

Theodore Frelinghuysen

Dutch Reformed pastor who preached about practical Christian living

Gilbert Tennent

Presbyterian minister who preached about the need for conversion and holy living

George Whitefield

Great Awakening's outstanding evangelist

Shubal Stearns

Baptist; established Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Randolph County NC

Samuel Davies

Presbyterian who took revival to Virginia

Samuel Doak

Presbyterian circuit rider in East Tennessee

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