Charles Haddon Spurgeon
(1834 - 1892) was an Baptist
preacher in England
in the mid to late 1800s. Known as the Prince of Preachers
Spurgeon was to England what D.L. Moody
was in America.
Despite not having classic theological training, Spurgeon was
one of the most popular speakers in London by the Age of 21.
He preached to crowds in both Essex Hall and the Surrey
Music Hall. Eventually, the Metropolitan Tabernacle was
built in London, seating 6000 people. They gathered every week
to hear Spurgeon speak. Many more heard Spurgeon's sermons by
the duplication and distribution of his sermons world wide.
He also founded other churches, orphanages, and a Pastor's College.