James Francis

James Francis (1765-1844) was a sovereign grace itinerate preacher. He was called into the gospel ministry late in life, but in short time earned a good report among the Lord’s people.

  • James Francis

    The Life And Ministry Of James Francis

    The life of this good man was so full of incident that we regret he was unable to comply with our oft-repeated wish that he would commit particulars of the same to paper. It appears that he was born in the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, on the 8th of November, 1765. His father was a godly man, and very strict in his discipline. James, when a boy, attended the means of grace to the extent of four distinct services a day, and, under the influence of a fiery zeal, thought himself very religious, and on the high road to heaven. But his good brother George (for some years a minister of Snow's Fields, Borough of Southwark) saw the delusion, and thus accosted him,…