TURNER, Henry 1799 - 1844

Obituary from the Minutes of Conference 1844

Henry Turner. He was convinced of sin, and found peace with God, at an early age.

Having himself tasted the good word of God, the ” love of Christ constrained him ” to declare it to others; and being regularly introduced into the Wesleyan ministry, he continued until the day of his death to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ.

He was a diligent student, and possessed much general information. His sermons were well studied, and delivered with animation. Though they were never deficient in sound scriptural truth, his chief aim was to affect the hearts of his hearers.

He gave great prominence to the doctrine of the atonement, and appeared deeply anxious that a saving interest in it should be enjoyed by his hearers. His disposition was amiable, and his piety unassuming and consistent.

For several years he suffered much from bodily weakness. He died suddenly, on Tuesday, May 7th, 1844, in the forty-fifth year of his age, and the twenty-first of his ministry.

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