William Young Fullerton
FULLERTON, William Young. b. Belfast, 8 March 1857; d. Bedford Park, Middlesex, 17 August 1932. Born into a Presbyterian family, he was greatly affected as a young man by hearing Charles Haddon Spurgeon* preach. He enrolled at Spurgeon’s College to train for the Baptist ministry, and served in various churches, notably Melbourne Hall, Leicester, where in 1894 he succeeded the outstanding F.B. Meyer (1847-1929). Fullerton became Home Secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society, 1912/13 to 1924/25, after which he continued as one of several Home Secretaries; in 1926/27 he was made a Consultant Secretary. He was President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain in 1917.
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