Carey, William


Although he was told ‘…when God pleases to convert the heathen, He will do without your aid and mine” he was still concerned with the proclamation of the Christian gospel to the world. This English cobbler who lived 1761-1834 ultimately became known as the ‘father of modern missions’, and was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society. During his 41 years in India, he translated the Bible into many Indian languages and dialects with the mission having a thriving print shop.

He said, ‘Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God’. ‘If it is the duty of all men to repent and believe the gospel – it is also the duty of those entrusted with the gospel to carry it to the world’

See also: influential Christians, mission, missionaries.