Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), was an English Baptist pastor. He pastored two congregations, one at Soham (1775-1782) and one at Kettering (1782-1815) and died Sunday, May 7, 1815 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. It was estimated that 2000 people attended his funeral. John Keen Hall, Fuller's assistant from 1812, succeeded. [1] Fuller was chiefly distinguished in connection with the foundation of the Baptist Missionary Society, to which he devoted much time and effort during his life.

He was a biblically-based Particular Baptist standing on the doctrines of Grace against Sandamanianism and Arminianism on the one hand and Hyper-Calvinism on the other. His most notable work was "The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation" reconciling objections to Reformed doctrines of Grace and Election regarding evangelism.

"My assessment at this point, 192 years [sic, should be 162 years] after his death, is that his primary impact on history has been the impetus that his life and thought gave to the modern missionary movement, specifically through the sending and supporting of William Carey to India in 1793. That historical moment—the sending of William Carey and his team—marked the opening of the modern missionary movement." John Piper [2]