Charles Haddon Spurgeon
1834 - 1892
For 38 years Spurgeon was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel, which later become the London Metropolitan Tabernacle .
Preaching as many as ten times a week in different locations, Spurgeon is reputed to have been heard by over ten million people in his lifetime.
In 1857 he created a Charitable Institution called Spurgeon’s which still operates globally and founded Spurgeon’s College.
He was a prolific author of commentaries, books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry and hymns.
During the 1860s when he was preaching vermently against slavery copies of his sermons were selling at the rate of 25,000 a week.
Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of many different denominations, among whom he is known as the “Prince of Preachers”.
His collected sermons fill 63 volumes containing between 20 to 25 million words. The series stands as the largest set of books by a single author in the history of Christianity.
Charles married Susannah Thompson at the New Park Street Chapel on 8 January 1856. They had twin sons.
Charles Spurgeon Jr: 20 Sept 1858.
Thomas Spurgeon: 20 Sept 1858 - 1917