216 – Aug. 04 – This Day in Baptist History Past


 

He soon preached the gospel

 

1744Elder Eleazer Clay was was born in Virginia.  He received Christ as Savior in August of 1771, joined the Baptist church and was soon preaching the gospel. He came to Chesterfield County and built a meetinghouse and started the first Baptist church in that area.  He stayed there for over sixty years!  He went to his eternal reward in his 92nd year. [Lewis Peyton Little, Imprisoned Preachers and Religious Liberty in Virginia, (Lynchburg, VA.:  Prepared by Dr. Greg Dixon

 

 

 

 

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