Andrew Gifford

Bristol, Fryars, Som. &Glouc.

This man was perhaps the most influential Particular Baptist leader outside of London. Born in 1642, baptized in June, 1659, called to serve as a gifted brother in 1661, and ordained as pastor "the 3rd of the 6th month, 1677, by laying on of the hands of brother Daniel Dyk [William Kiffin's co-elder at that time, (ed.)] and brother Nehemiah Coxe, elders in London, with fasting and prayer in the church". He served the Pithay (Fryars) church in Bristol until his death in 1721. He was present at the General Assembly in 1692. His son and grandson also had notable ministries.