William Carey is known as the father of
modern missions. Carey was an English missionary to India who was a skilled
linguist, writer and printer. He translated portions of the Bible in many
Carey grew up in the Church of England
but was saved while an apprentice to a shoemaker. He eventually joined the
Baptist church and went to India as a Baptist missionary. As a self motivated
learner he taught himself Latin, Hebrew and Greek.
He founded the Baptist Missionary
Society and was instrumental in influencing many other missionaries to the
foreign field; particularly to India.
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