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Lydia Odell Baxter

“Take the Name of Jesus With You” or “Precious Name” Lydia Odell Baxter 1809 – 1874   Lydia was born in Petersburg, New York, September 2,1809, to Jonathan and Mary Odell.  As young ladies, Lydia and her sister came to Christ through the preaching of Baptist Home Missionary Ebenezer Tucker.  After their salvation, the sisters […]

Robert Robinson

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Robert Robinson   Born in England, September 27, 1735, Robert Robinson began his early education in an endowed grammar school which included the study of Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Literature.  When his father died, he was apprenticed to a barber in London but he pursued his study of the […]

Benjamin Keach

Pastor Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) If ancient church records can be believed, Baptists have not always enjoyed singing in church, especially those songs of “human composure.”  But is was a Baptist pastor who is considered to be the leader in establishing the idea of congregational singing versus the established Metrical Psalm singing that was currently in […]